Virtualisation will transform networks as well

Arun Mysore

 IT budgets tend to overlook the impact of proliferating virtual machines on networks.

Here is a wakeup call by Greg Ness, vice president of corporate marketing at Infoblox. Enterprises can create and deploy virtual servers in seconds. In the short term virtual networks (VLANs) ensure that all virtual machines share a network connection.

But as virtualisation takes root in large enterprises VLANs get congested. Unless networks are also virtualised VLANs will “…create hardships between system and network teams who are stuck arbitrating changes at two very different paces.”

The benefits of virtualization are eroded as VLANs get overpopulated, writes Mr Ness. You can read the full post at Seeking Alpha

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