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Hybrid Cloud networking falls short, but not for long
As if network management isn’t hard enough, now engineers must find ways to manage physical networks, virtual networks and SDN environments. In this edition of Network Evolution, we’ll explore strategies to manage across physical and virtual networks, examine how SDN can be used as a management tool, and offer insight into new strategies for managing your private cloud infrastructure.
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Hybrid cloud networking falls short of enabling total orchestration across public and private clouds. Software-defined networking, network virtualization and orchestration tools will change that.
In order to make networks flexible enough to support cloud orchestration, engineers will have to bridge physical and virtual networks.
Vendors VMware, Big Switch, Cisco, and others are working to come up with the ‘winning’ overlay approach to creating virtual network abstractions.
Learn how a cloud provider and a collocation center use virtual switching to integrate physical and virtual networks.
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For years, companies like Cisco have promised network virtualization, but with network software overlays and software-defined networking, the technology is finally coming to life.