What Is North-South Traffic?

December 11, 2023

North-south traffic is a data transmission pattern that describes data flow between local network endpoints and external networks and services, such as the World Wide Web, cloud services, and other public networks. The opposite concept is east-west traffic, which represents the traffic conducted within the same network, e.g., within the same data center.

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