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How VMware NSX network virtualization could change networking -- or not

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How will VMware NSX change network virtualization practices?

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.

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