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VMware NSX: Game Changer for Data Center Networks

VMware NSX: Game Changer for Data Center Networks
VMware's network virtualization product, NSX, may upend data center networks the same way the hypervisor changed servers. Now that VMware has conquered data center computing via server virtualization, the company is opening a beachhead on the network via its NSX product, which is being officially launched today at VMworld in San Francisco. VMware NSX is a software-defined network (SDN) that uses controllers and overlay networking. I'll examine just a few of the key aspects of the announcement and how they apply to your data center strategy. Overlay networking refers to the use of protocols such as VXLAN and STT to create a virtual network between hypervisors. As data flows from the guest VMs and into the network, the Ethernet frames are encapsulated. I've written previously about the value of overlay networking, but the following are the key points to note about VMware's approach: Networks Agents as Software Controller-Based Networking Next page: Software Defined Data Centers 1 of 2

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