Networking in the Virtualized Future
Five predictions for how virtualization will change networking in 2011.
According to IDC, the industry reached a "virtual" tipping point in 2009 when the number of newly installed virtual machines surpassed the number of newly installed physical servers. That point is having an effect on how IT resources are managed, secured and provisioned. Assuming the network will be different again in a few years, Network World offers five predictions for how virtualization will change networking in 2011
"Bottom line for 2011: IT executives across the globe are contemplating how to organize their staffs to get the most out of their virtual environments, and no matter how the territory is redefined, it is clear the boundary no longer has to be physical server vs. virtual server."