Building a Software Defined active-active Data Center architecture
Digital transformation of the enterprise has been underway for the last decade and was accelerated during the pandemic. The recent EMA State of Data Center Networking 2021 Annual Report challenges the conventional wisdom of the rapid shift to public cloud: their findings indicate that only 25 percent of enterprise workloads will move to the public cloud in the next two years, leaving approximately 75 percent on-premise or in private hosted cloud.
With customers interacting digitally with enterprises; applications and data have become the lifeblood of most companies. And with conventional disaster recovery approaches typically taking hours, if not days, to get applications up and running outages can be very costly.
This drives the need for more resilient data center active-active or active hot standby architectures that allow organisations to spin up workloads, deploy network services and move workloads around to improve performance or to better utilize resources with the same ease of the public cloud.