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Data Center - Networks - Maximus - 03-11-2012 08:27 AM
We have managed to give a good definition about the Data Center`s basics, so in this thread, I will focus only to the Data Center connectivity – Networks, and more specifically to the general request ``route`` from your computer to a dedicated server.
It is true that every Data Center uses unique system of hardware and software for its network, however, there are some general components used in all facilities. The main purpose of the network is to make possible all a traffic transfers between the servers in the Data Center and the outside world (Internet, The Web, etc…). In order for this goal to be achieved, a secure, ``wide`` and fast connection must be established. When you are accessing your server, you are simply entering the appropriate IP address/or domain name assigned to your server, in your internet browser tab. Once you have made a certain request to the server, a complex process including several procedures is ``triggered``. First, your request is going through a series of firewalls (usually hardware), packet inspection racks ( e.g. DPI), and switches, where it is checked for any security threats. Once it passes the security check (a couple of milliseconds), the request is decrypted, if any encryption method is used. Then your request is routed to a special switch, which is sending it to some kind of web-server through the switch`s route. From this webserver the request is finally ``arriving`` to your dedicated server, where it is processed. Sounds like a very long and slow process, but actually it takes some tiny parts of the second to be completely executed.
RE: Data Center - Networks - Apaullo - 03-12-2012 01:03 AM
Lols..indeed it is very complex and seems like it will take minutes just to complete all of its tasks but in reality it takes only some milliseconds to finish it all up...But Max what do you mean by unique system of hardware?
RE: Data Center - Networks - Maximus - 03-12-2012 04:31 AM
I mean, that all data-centers are selecting their hardware and software, according to their potential clients needs, which makes the exact type of installed hardware/software unique in each data-center.
RE: Data Center - Networks - Apaullo - 03-15-2012 09:06 PM
Ah I get it now, so every data centers have unique hardware system, it means they have different kinds of service specialties? Like if you have abundant hardware specs, you can go for unlimited services but if your data center is kind of limited then you will have to stick to simple services for your clients. It will really make the big time companies devour the small ones but I also believe that personnel will have to count too, if you have a small company with good personnel I think it will create competition to the bigger ones ones you got rave reviews for your tech support.
RE: Data Center - Networks - Maximus - 03-16-2012 04:20 AM
Yes, you have understood correctly what I mean, Apaullo. The type of available hardware is in direct relation with the specific services, company budget, and management.
RE: Data Center - Networks - aayushjindal - 03-31-2012 03:18 AM
Any specific encryption algorithms are used in the encryption?
Can you name a few of them?
RE: Data Center - Networks - suganya - 01-31-2013 01:40 AM
Data Center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components,such as telecommunication and storage systems.