5 Big Ways Big Data Is Changing the IT Network

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Traffic Patterns

Network traffic patterns are going more horizontal.

Big Data is primarily processed in large batches and involves huge data transfers between server clusters within and often between data centers. This means that the classic north-south network traffic pattern stemming from client-server interactions is increasingly being altered by large east-west traffic patterns.

Big Data can create dramatically more demand on your network infrastructure. Make sure that you've factored Big Data flows into your network capacity plan. Understand how your switches and routers behave under more frequent traffic peaks and valleys, since those big traffic flows will come intermittently.

Big Data generated by retail, social media, and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as the challenges of storing and analyzing such data, are now commonplace ideas within the IT landscape. What is less common is the discussion about Big Data's impact on networks, both today and in the future.

Understanding the interplay between Big Data and networks, including the Internet, is an important part of planning your approach to network architecture and network operations management.

In this slideshow, Kentik has identified five ways Big Data is changing how networks work.

 

Related Topics : Blade Servers, Business Integration, Ethernet, LAN, Network Protocols

 
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