From cloud computing and virtualization to mobility and unified communications, an array of innovative technologies is transforming today's data centers. And along the way, they're also flooding corporate networks with enormous new torrents of traffic. A wide range of observers agree that data centers are now entering an era of "hyperconvergence" that will raise network traffic levels faster and further than anything the IT world has seen before. Ready or not, a "zettaflood" of data, devices, and users is bearing down. Surviving it will take a new approach to network planning and optimization.
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