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Data Center Internal Segmentation Mix (Small)

Network Topology

Data Center Internal Segmentation


The firewall is placed inside the data center network. It controls traffic flowing between servers and application tiers inside the data center usually by means of IPS, antivirus, and web filtering. Traffic characteristics are symmetric and west-east. Throughput demand is very high because intra-data center communication, such as data backup, demands bandwidth capacity of hundreds of gigabits per second.


Users (Client IPs): 1000
Applications: 8
Sessions: 2600 (incl. 200 TLS sessions)
Allocated Bandwidth: 1.96 Gbps