Chapter 10

Integrating L4-7 Services

Inserting services in application flows that traverse the data center has been a challenge for many years. A combination of physical and virtual hosts, coupled with unpredictable flows, leaves many enterprises with inefficient or complex use of L4-7 resources. Here are some of the challenges enterprises face:

How to give hosts equal access to services

How to optimize the traffic flows to the service devices

How to dynamically add and remove services as applications change

How to avoid configuration drift ...

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