Issue OverviewNetwork Evolution - April 2013
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. Access >>>
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Hybrid cloud networking falls short, but not for long
by Shamus McGillicuddy
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.
Overlays may be the best path forward for networking
by Sally Johnson
Vendors VMware, Big Switch, Cisco, and others are working to come up with the ‘winning’ overlay approach to creating virtual network abstractions.
- Hybrid cloud networking falls short, but not for long by Shamus McGillicuddy
Integrating physical and virtual networks: Virtual switching tactics
by David Geer
In order to make networks flexible enough to support cloud orchestration, engineers will have to bridge physical and virtual networks.
How virtual switching integrates the network edge
by David Geer
Learn how a cloud provider and a collocation center use virtual switching to integrate physical and virtual networks.
- Integrating physical and virtual networks: Virtual switching tactics by David Geer
After much talk, network virtualization is finally becoming a reality
by Rivka Gewirtz Little
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.
- After much talk, network virtualization is finally becoming a reality by Rivka Gewirtz Little
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