Consolidating Multiple Network Appliances
Space and power are major concerns for enterprises and carriers. There is therefore focus on consolidating the number of physical servers in data centers. Application server consolidation is already taking place via virtualization, but what about the various network appliances used to monitor, analyze, measure, secure and optimize IP networks? These are typically stand-alone devices installed at critical points in the network. How can weconsolidate these appliances into fewer servers?