5 Big Ways Big Data Is Changing the IT Network

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Traffic Management

Network traffic management becomes more important.

Preparing for Big Data means more than just increasing network bandwidth. Very large traffic flows can dominate all other traffic, similar to the effect of backup routines. Unlike backup routines, which should run off-hours, Big Data processing will be a normal business routine that will be performed at any time of the day. It will be critical to manage the interaction of Big Data flows with other traffic to prevent undue impact on latency-sensitive applications such as unified communications.

Update your class-of-service (CoS) management design so that it is appropriate for the presence of business hours Big Data flows.

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.


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