Traffic Switching Solutions

Traffic Switching Solutions Overview

Traffic switching solutions use hardware and software to monitor and control the flow of traffic on and across networks to deliver consistent, high-performing operations. These networks can be on-premises, in a private or public cloud, or in a hybrid cloud environment.

Traffic switching solutions overlap with and include many of the functions and features of LAN Switches, Routers, Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), Load Balancing Software, Network Performance Monitoring Tools, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

Switching solutions connect multiple devices on the same network. These devices can share applications and information, as well as resources such as computers, printers, and wireless access points. They break down networks, providing distance and repeater extensions, isolating, and filtering traffic, relieving congestion, reducing collisions, managing the utilization rate, and increasing network performance. Cloud-managed switches can be monitored, updated, and configured remotely at any time, to control how traffic flows over a network.

Some examples of Traffic Switching Solutions include:

  • Routers: connect multiple networks, choosing the best path for data to travel. Traffic can be routed based on priority, performance, and geography.
  • Application Delivery Controllers (ADC): are network components that manage and optimize client connections to web and application servers.
  • Load Balancing Software: automates resource distribution to support applications and websites.
  • Network Performance Monitoring Tools: keep track of network performance and perform traffic analysis.
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN): uses software APIs to manage network devices.

Best Traffic Switching Solutions include:

Azure Traffic Manager, Keysight Bypass Switches, and Keysight Network Packet Brokers.

Traffic Switching Products

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F5 BIG-IP

F5 BIG-IP software from Seattle-based F5 Networks is a load balancing and application protection solution suite available on cloud or via virtual editions, on a subscription or perpetual licensing basis. The BIG-IP suite of products supports a wide range of security and application…

Keysight Bypass Switches

Keysight Bypass Switches are failsafe devices designed to ensure high availability and uptime of monitoring and security deployments, provided by Keysight Technologies division Ixia. Keysight acquired Ixia in 2017.

Datto Switches

Datto Networking Switches are presented as a solution to allow MSPs to deliver affordable, high-performance switching to connect devices and users across a network. Datto’s Switches are designed to accommodate virtually any sized network configuration a small to medium sized business…

Azure Traffic Manager

Microsoft's Azure Traffic Manager operates at the DNS layer to quickly and efficiently direct incoming DNS requests based on the routing method of your choice.

F5 on IBM Cloud

F5 on IBM Cloud lets you see and control all traffic passing through your network. F5’s highly scalable, resilient and reusable services dynamically adapt to ensure application availability, performance and security.

Keysight Network Packet Brokers

Keysight's Network Packet Brokers provide programmable network flow optimization to help IT teams discover bottlenecks, troubleshoot problems, and improve data center automation. Developed by Ixia, the solution is from Keysight Technologies since the 2017 acquisition.

Lumina Network Resource Manager

Lumina Network Resource Manager (NRM) is a collection of applications that enable better utilization of the network by intelligently managing slices, creating paths through these slices and mapping services to the paths. With NRM, Service Providers control network costs and engineer…

Netgate TNSR

TNSR is an open-source based high-speed packet processing platform from Rubicon Communications, LLC (Netgate).

Martello Elfiq Link Balancers

Martello Technologies offers the Elfiq Link Balancers, layer-2 devices supporting inbound and outbound traffic balancing.

Pulse vADC (Virtual Application Delivery Controller)

Pulse vADC (Virtual Application Delivery Controller) is composed of three products which can be combined to suit the needs of applications. The solution is now from Ivanti since the company's December, 2020 acquisition of Pulse Secure.

Juniper SRC Series

Juniper Networks' SRC Series Session and Resource Control Modules give service providers a dynamic network resource allocation solution that enables them to deliver differentiated products and services. SRC Series modules provide a feedback loop between applications, users, and the…

Paragon Pathfinder (formerly Northstar Controller)

Paragon Pathfinder (formerly NorthStar Controller) is a cloud-native controller that simplifies traffic engineering, making it easier for you to leverage benefits provided by transport service paths, such as MPLS/RSVP, segment routing, and network slicing. It enables operations team…

Learn More About Traffic Switching Solutions

What are Traffic Switching Solutions?

Traffic switching solutions use hardware and software to monitor and control the flow of traffic on and across networks to deliver consistent, high-performing operations. These networks can be on-premises, in a private or public cloud, or in a hybrid cloud environment.

Traffic switching solutions overlap with and include many of the functions and features of LAN Switches, Routers, Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), Load Balancing Software, Network Performance Monitoring Tools, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

Switching solutions connect multiple devices on the same network. These devices can share applications and information, as well as resources such as computers, printers, and wireless access points. They break down networks, providing distance and repeater extensions, isolating, and filtering traffic, relieving congestion, reducing collisions, managing the utilization rate, and increasing network performance. Cloud-managed switches can be monitored, updated, and configured remotely at any time, to control how traffic flows over a network.

Some examples of Traffic Switching Solutions include:

  • Routers: connect multiple networks, choosing the best path for data to travel. Traffic can be routed based on priority, performance, and geography.
  • Application Delivery Controllers (ADC): are network components that manage and optimize client connections to web and application servers.
  • Load Balancing Software: automates resource distribution to support applications and websites.
  • Network Performance Monitoring Tools: keep track of network performance and perform traffic analysis.
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN): uses software APIs to manage network devices.

Traffic Switching Solutions Features

Traffic Switching Solutions will include many of the following features.

  • Switching
  • Routing
  • Filtering
  • Prioritization
  • Remote configuration
  • Traffic and device monitoring
  • Load balancing
  • Connection optimization for web and application servers
  • Analytics and reporting
  • Security
  • Cloud, virtual, software, and hardware deployment options

Traffic Switching Solutions Comparison

Consider the following when purchasing Traffic Switching Solutions

Use Case: Select a solution based on the applications and services it will support and their related capacity and performance requirements.

Integration: Evaluate how the solution will integrate with your current IT infrastructure.

Pricing Information

Pricing depends on the type of solution, its features, and the scale of your operations. Price quotes are usually required. Some solutions (switches) are only available through an MSP (Managed Service Provider).

Frequently Asked Questions

What do Traffic Switching Solutions do?

Traffic Switching Solutions optimize network performance using hardware and software to monitor, analyze and control the flow of traffic on networks.

What are the benefits of using Traffic Switching Solutions?

Traffic Switching Solutions enable efficient resource sharing, manage workloads, improve network performance and delivery, promote high availability, increasing productivity as well as client and user satisfaction.

How much do Traffic Switching Solutions cost?

Vendors will supply price quotes based on the scale of your operation, the type of solution, and its features.