How Virtualization May Change Enterprise Networking
The network itself may be unable to meet the demands of a fully virtualized data center.
In the enterprise, one big inhibitor is the network itself -- and its inability to meet the demands of a fully virtualized data center. This Wireless Week article discusses how virtualization is changing the status quo in enterprise networking.
"The use of virtualization technology has grown exponentially over the past decade. However, its primary use has been to consolidate the number of servers in corporate data centers. Recently though, advancements in virtualization technology has given rise to the next wave of usage for this technology. That is using virtualization (and cloud computing) to separate all of the components of computing (not just servers) to simplify and make computing more efficient. This will work by creating various pools of compute resources that are mobilized and move around the network as business policy dictates."