*The following is a guest blog post from Venky Deshpande from VMware NSX product management, discussing the integration that the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform has with the EMC Service Assurance Suite. These solutions are going to featured at VMworld August 24-28 in San Francisco, CA. go to www.vmworld.com for more information
Network Virtualization – A Critical Component of SDDC
As more organizations seek to fully implement Software-Defined Data Centers – which are characterized by server virtualization, storage virtualization and network virtualization – the “traditional” network and its inherent inefficiencies increasingly represents a barrier to IT’s ability to meet today’s dynamic business needs:
- Network service provisioning is slow, manual and error-prone
- Workload placement and mobility are limited
- Network changes required to support a rapidly changing environment are often complex and hard to implement efficiently and effectively
Overcoming these challenges requires a Software-Defined Data Center approach.
By allowing virtual networks, like server virtual machines, to be programmatically created, cloned, migrated, deleted, and restored on-demand to enable applications to be quickly provisioned and deployed, VMware NSX™ network virtualization platform provides the network virtualization pillar that delivers to the network the same benefits that VMware delivered to compute infrastructure.