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- Exploring virtualization, cloud computing and big data infrastructure
- In software-defined data centers, silos will create 'real problems'
- How will the VMworld news about SDN, storage affect VMware partners?
- VMware User Group president shares members' cloud challenges
- VMware vSAN and the scalable virtual desktop infrastructure
- Breaking down barriers to virtualizing mission-critical applications
- New security concerns raised by the software-defined trend
- How IT shops can make the software-defined infrastructure a reality
- Will VMware shops push toward automation and Desktop as a Service?
- Flash, spinning disk, caching? VDI storage should be context-aware
- How will VMware NSX change network virtualization practices?
- VMware falls short explaining the software-defined future
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How will VMware NSX change network virtualization practices?Date: Aug 26, 2013
News Director Shamus McGillicuddy reflects on changes to virtual networking following the keynote address at VMworld 2013.
McGillicuddy says the debut of VMware NSX is the amalgamation of last year's vCloud Networking and Security with acquired Nicira technology. NSX creates an overlay on top of the network that tunnels between VMs so admins can make configuration changes as needed without touching the physical network. VMware calls this "service velocity." But there's concern about a new software layer on top of the network: How will this affect operations and visibility?
Watch this video for even more insight into virtual networking at VMworld 2013.