Oct2014

The Software-Defined Data Center with Nuage

The software-defined data center was all the rage at VMworld 2013, when NSX, VMware’s network virtualization platform, was announced. At VMworld 2014, the honeymoon of the NSX hype had worn off some, yet network virtualization is still a key growing …
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Aug2014

News: Gigamon and VMware Partner to Address NSX Visibility

Every time we as an industry come up with a wonderful innovation, we tend to deploy that innovation before we have the ability to manage it in production. This occurred with the first round of data center virtualization—and resulted in …
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Oct2013

Virtual Networking Is Not Network Virtualization

While SPB is a very interesting protocol, my questions were about how deep into the virtual environment the protocol extends. While SPB and other networking protocols are considered by some to be network virtualization, I could not see this within the realm of the virtual network and hence, confusion reigned supreme. Depending on who is talking to each other, the same words can mean many different things. What I found amazing, still, is that most people thinks networking ends at the physical NIC within the virtualization host, and that what is inside, does not matter as much as what is outside.