The Impact of Virtualization on Cloud Networking

Date Added: Aug 2010
Format: PDF

The adoption of virtualization in data centers creates the need for a new class of networking designed to support elastic resource allocation, increasingly mobile workloads, and maximum availability under production loads. Building a network that spans both physical servers and virtual machines with consistent capabilities requires a new architecture for designing and building the IT infrastructure. Performance, elasticity, and logical addressing structures must be considered, as well as the management of the physical and virtual networking infrastructure. Once deployed, a network that is virtualization-ready can offer many performance and productivity advantages over a common shared infrastructure.