Load Balancing Monitoring Access
Solutions for Solving Network Monitoring Access Performance Challenges
2011 is the year of the 10G rollout
10, 40 and 100 Gbps networks are under growing pressure to carry skyrocketing volumes of mission-critical business applications, performance-sensitive video and VoIP traffic, private and proprietary data, and crucial Internet connectivity. Monitoring the network to ensure availability, performance, security, and compliance has never been more important.
Simultaneously, network monitoring solutions developed for 1G networks are now mature and for most enterprises represent significant investments in capital equipment, process development, staffing, training and experience. The challenge for organizations is how to scale their security solution up to 10 Gigabit speeds (and beyond).
To take two examples, traffic recorder performance is limited by the sustained write speeds of disk arrays while IPSs run enormously complex algorithms constrained by CPU performance. Simply buying a bigger, faster box is either cost-prohibitive or it simply doesn't exist.
Load Balancing—A Proven Method for Enhancing Performance
Load balancing is a well-understood technology that has been used in the past to distribute transactions across pools of servers. Load balancing monitoring traffic across multiple tools is an obvious extension of the concept. However, monitoring load balancing presents several unique challenges of its own.
During this 40 minute webinar we will present several use cases for load balancing monitoring access. By discussing these cases we will establish requirements for monitoring load balancing and suggest strategies for meeting them.