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Improve Data Segmentation in Virtual Environments with DataDirect Drivers

Improve Data Segmentation in Virtual Environments with DataDirect Drivers

July 24, 2015 0 Comments

Manage data segmentation on your virtual network with the high performance of Progress DataDirect drivers.

As the technology supporting it continues to improve, our reliance on cloud technology continues to grow. In the last ten years, we have seen a major shift from locally hosted data centers to virtual servers from IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) vendors.

Companies are cashing in on the virtualization trend and seeing a promising return on investment. By creating their own private, public and in some cases hybrid clouds, companies can ensure their data is protected and computer resources are being used efficiently, boosting productivity. Of course, there are some challenges that must be addressed when moving to a virtual model. For example, when working in a virtual environment, it is important to consider data segmentation. Because you’ll have a lot of teams working in this environment together, you’ll need to make sure everyone has on-demand access to the data they need and only the data they need.

Data Segmentation with VDS

Luckily, VMware provides some tools to help manage traffic, like its vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS). VDS benefits virtual data centers by:

  • Simplifying data center administration
  • Providing support for private LANs and policies
  • Enabling networking statistics and policies that allow virtual machines to migrate between machines on a high availability (HA) cluster
  • Managing data connectivity between applications and databases in a virtual or HA cluster environment with distributed virtual port groups

Data segmentation in a virtual environment is designed and implemented based on the proximity between your application and your database, hosted on virtual machines or in a HA cluster. Configuring your VLAN’s policies and port groups determines how secure your data is when accessed from different network domains. Whether you are using private or public domains, traffic and load balancing play an important role in how the data is segmented and distributed through the internal network for user consumption.

Consider also whether your critical data needs to be encrypted between the application and database. Without end-to-end encryption, hackers can access cache or temporary data in RAM. This data can then be copied and sold on the black market, ultimately leading to damaging information breaches.

Better Connection, Better Segmentation

The way you configure your VLAN will also depend on the data connector you are using to access it, so it’s important to get the right one for the job. Progress® DataDirect® offers high-performance drivers with the encryption and load balancing necessary to keep data secure while making better use of computer resources.

DataDirect drivers use our “wire protocol” to increase your application performance to create a direct link between the app and the database. Through our “Bulk Load” feature, you are able to process millions of records at the same time.

Anatomy of a DataDirect Driver

Anatomy of a DataDirect Driver

Progress DataDirect offers connectivity and integration solutions with a suite of more than 45 drivers that let you connect all your data wherever it is, even from sources like:

  • RDBMS (Oracle, DB2, MS. SQL Server)
  • NoSQL (MongoDB, Cassandra)
  • SaaS (Salesforce, Informatica, Tableau, Oracle Service Cloud)
  • Hadoop (Apache Hive, Hortonworks, Teradata, Amazon Redshift)

Upgrade Your Virtual Network

You can find free trials of all of our drivers on our website, so there is no risk to giving our solution a shot! For more information or further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or leave a comment below.

Manny Vergara

Trusted advisor at Progress specialized in data connectivity and integration solutions ready to solve complex customer’s problems in ETL, Cloud Applications, Databases, Data Security, Mobile Applications, Software Defined Data Centers Data Orchestration, Big Data, Rapid Application Development And Modernization of Legacy Systems. Manny is also cloud network specialist available to assist companies to increase data connectivity performance, security and productivity in multi-tenancy environments, best use of provisioning of computing resources on-demand, and effective migration to cloud computing solutions.

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