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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.
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.
- Remote configuration
- Traffic and device monitoring
- Load balancing
- Connection optimization for web and application servers
- Analytics and reporting
- 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 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).