There needs to be a base design to come up with for a data center where multiple server groups or units will be in place.
Wanted to know if there is any way to use ASA in such a scenario using vlan segmentatation or whatever means.
Objective is to achieve resiliency and security within these multiple groups. If there is any inter-group communication required, it is desired to be done in a very limited manner.
Please give valuable inputs. Achieving optimum device/design is also a thrust here, like what platform would be used as core switching/routing and how to judge that.Links to any such design or scenario will be of great help also
Thanks in advance as usual for all fellow members!
ASA can do vlanning. You can create vlan logical subinterfaces and they can act as regular interfaces and pass traffic between them and everything.
So using a switch to put hosts, servers etc in vlans and have the ASA "firewall" traffic between them.
Depending on your traffic requirements you should chose your ASA model 5510-20 are the low-end models, 5540 is mid-size and 5550s and 5580s are powerful boxes.
As for the switches, there is a great variety of switches you can chose from.
I hope it helps you to get started.