What it means:
sFlow is a standards-based packet sampling technology embedded into the Ruckus ICX Switches to provide network managers a scalable technique for measuring network traffic, collecting, storing, and analyzing traffic data. This enables tens of thousands of interfaces to be monitored from a single location.
Why you should care:
With increasing reliance on network services for business critical operations, any change in the network can impact the network performance and reliability. If sFlow is configured on various links, sFlow helps to:
- Analyze traffic statistics and trends on those links
- Overcome unexpected network congestion
- Improve capacity planning