Using Open Source for Cloud Hosting Efficiency

To keep up with the growth of cloud computing and virtualization, networks keep evolving, but unfortunately, IT budgets don't scale up.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Mar 10, 2010
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Distributing workload across machines has required networks to be smarter. According to this ReadWriteCloud article, now, the network needs to be intelligent enough to not only route traffic both a bridge and a toll-gate, but to also provision and de-provision all aspects of the environment at a moments notice.


"Distributing workload across machines, storage, and environments has required networks to be smarter than ever. Now, the network needs to be intelligent enough to not only route traffic both a bridge and a toll-gate, but to also provision and de-provision all aspects of the environment at a moments notice.

"Providers like Rackspace are in the business of using the network to optimize the performance of the entire data center. To be effective in keeping up with dynamic system provisioning, technical teams need access to all tiers of the computing environment to reduce operations overhead.

"Hosting providers, such as Amazon Web Services and Rackspace innovate new integration patterns - including ones in the core of the network - to get their job done. Network operating systems that are open, like Extreme XOS enable large scale hosting providers to look deeper into networking gear and start to tune it themselves. And enterprises may follow this trend."

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