Digital innovation is proceeding at a breakneck pace and it is rapidly transforming the experiences for both organizations and individuals alike. From the network edge to the multi-cloud environments, distributed global enterprises and small businesses alike are utilizing more data than ever before, while still demanding that user experience be delivered at extraordinary speeds, scale, and performance. The has led to the advent of hyperscale data centers.
Smart cars, smart cities, and smart industries including transportation, energy, and manufacturing, and more, are all becoming realities. The resulting massive amount of data usage processing will be enormous to support these efforts, requiring a different mindset as to how to process this unprecedented level of data.
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Challenges to Innovation
The biggest challenge, as with most performance-enhancing innovations of the past, is that these new environments, applications, and workflows have outpaced traditional security. Even the fastest data center security solutions available today fail to keep up. And for those that come close, they are very complex and complicated to deploy and can cost millions of dollars to purchase. Those organizations that want to support unprecedented new levels of user consumption of online services with great customer experiences are left with two choices: slow down their networks and make the user experience suffer, or completely disable security all together.
Most organizations that feel pressured by business demands, forgo security safeguards in favor of an optimal user experience and rely on the likes of routers and switches to front-end their networking infrastructure.
Enabling Hyperscale Security with the Fortinet NP7
A purpose-built SPU for hyperscale data centers
Organizations that want to implement security for their Hyperscale data centers can leverage the Fortinet’s new 7th Generation Network Processor (NP7).
The NP7 powers FortiGate next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) to provides unmatched scale, performance, and acceleration capabilities for securing hyperscale data centers and related ultra-high-performance use cases as follows:
Advanced research facilities struggle to transfer huge data sets because of current limitations handling elephant flows. This often brings research and collaboration to a crawl.
Support multiple, parallel 40 G and 100 Gbps information flows to dramatically increase the rate of data transfer. It also provides high-performance Layer 4 firewall and hardware-accelerated DDoS protection from volumetric attacks.
With NP7-powered FortiGate NGFWs, advanced medical research organizations can achieve faster, safer discoveries, outpacing the competition. Research organizations can gain a strong competitive advantage with NP7.
Dynamic E-commerce and Online Services
The inability to handle surges in user demand can service outages and website downtime, resulting in loss of revenue and reputation.
Enable a massive event-based capacity and support for up to tens of millions of user connections per second with high-performance security. This solution handles escalating business needs without compromising user experience.
With NP7-powered FortiGate NGFWs, organizations can handle unprecedented user consumption of online services with enhanced customer experience, gain customer loyalty, and grow their revenue.
Segmenting Massively Scalable Services
Services need to be segmented and interoperate between a massive amount of physical and virtual assets. Most current software-based solutions have low performance and high latency, which increases time to service.
Hardware-accelerated virtual extension LAN (VXLAN) processes VXLAN termination and origination quickly, providing segmentation to a massive number of virtualized workloads. It also allows super-fast communication with high-performance Layer 4 security between scaled services, such as compute, storage, and applications that are co-hosted on physical and virtualized platforms.
NP7-powered FortiGate NGFWs enable any organization with a hyperscale virtual services architecture, such as a global financial institution or cloud provider. Organizations can launch services in the most agile fashion possible to increase productivity and revenue.