How to Manage Network Growth, Complexity & Speed: Flow-Aware Load Balancing


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As data volume and speeds of networks increase with more devices, applications and endpoints connecting to corporate, telecom and carrier networks, network engineers and operators are being overwhelmed with increasingly complex protocols and growing network traffic. Complicating matters are overly encapsulated and messy packet headers that can degrade performance and efficiency of network operations. Network engineers and operators are challenged to manage this infrastructure with a mix of new and old tools designed for lower speeds.

This video discusses how implementing flow-aware load balancing can help manage the growth, complexity and speed of networks, at scale, without sacrificing quality and accuracy needed to monitor and manage critical network traffic. We’ll illustrate how we make complex traffic types and overly encapsulated packets more efficient for processing. As network speeds will continue to grow (200G / 400G is coming), engineers will want to know more about flow-aware load balancing.

Viewers will learn:

  • Fundamentals of flow-aware load balancing, compared to other load balancing methods
  • Why flow-aware load balancing should be employed and where it should be deployed
  • How flow-aware load balancing can extend the utility of network tools
  • How flow aware load balancing reduces congestion and improves performance