Data center networks are critical to increasing service levels, reducing operating costs, and readily supporting expanding business requirements. As the demand for data center network services grows, your data center managers can be forced to add resources so quickly that they do not have the time to plan for efficient growth. The result is often a network sprawl of duplicate resources and data center silos that increase operating costs, power and cooling requirements, and complexity.

  An inefficient data center architecture makes it difficult to take advantage of server technology enhancements and build the high-performance, consolidated infrastructures required to provide differentiated service levels.