Digital disruption is causing unprecedented challenges for enterprise and government IT departments. On one hand, they are
virtualising data centres, moving to cloud infrastructure and mining big data. On the other, they need to improve workload portability
and the performance of distributed applications while maintaining the security of business data. On top of this, there is the need to
reduce costs, align legacy IT with business objectives and deliver new digital revenue streams.
This paper highlights the current challenges with data centre environments. It elaborates on common problems, and provides a set
of tactical and strategic solutions to help guide the choice of next generation data centre network architecture and design.
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