Today’s data centers are moving very fast. Moving fast on data acquisition and moving fast on acquiring new networks. All this is creating a new breed of data centers that need security more than they need anything else.
And now, what makes data center network security so difficult and different to manage and also create? Experts believe that data center network security is extremely challenging increasingly because the existing network segmentation is more than what such data centers can handle.
And today’s data center networks are segmented into a growing number of networking components which at times becomes more than what they can compute. Hence securing such data machines becomes quite important and at the same time difficult to handle.
Data centers that are equipped to handle tomorrow are extremely difficult to configure and manage a multitude of network segments, especially in large heterogeneous environments. And this is prompting networking technology to move toward concepts such as Software-Defined Networking in order to ease out the strain towards data centers.
Driving data center synergies ahead, network security services are normally provided by a series of applications and appliances residing inside the data center networks. This kind of security infrastructure also counters the network segmentation flexibility by using network segments to work with a firewalls infrastructure management.
And yes, today’s drive towards server virtualization and its dynamic nature is also wearing out the security infrastructure inside a data center and hence much more alertness needs to be placed inside a data center environment in order to catch up with the exact requirements.
Additionally, today’s consolidated data center networks with an ever increasing virtual server number and in a position to generate a lot of network traffic, some part of such traffic needs much more security to be driven with the data. This is where focus needs to be given and this will create perfect data center environments that have super security to back their growth rates.