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Data Center Internal Segmentation Mix (Very Large)

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): 50000
Applications: 8
Sessions: 130000 (incl. 10000 TLS sessions)
Allocated Bandwidth: 18.8 Gbps