Network Virtualization: 6 Best Practices for Overcoming Common Challenges

Juniper Networks

Many organizations that have realized the benefits of server virtualization are ready to move to network virtualization. By combining hardware and software resources and functionality into a single, software-based administrative entity, these organizations can reap the benefits of greater data center agility.

But network virtualization presents new challenges. The network is not a fixed platform like a server; it is a dynamic, fluid, multivendor environment that wasn’t built with network virtualization in mind. To complicate matters, very few data centers will be 100 percent virtualized; many workloads will run only in physical environments. Thankfully, these challenges are not insurmountable. With a bit of planning—and the following best practices—organizations can overcome these challenges with a simple, open and smart approach.

Tags : best practices, network, virtualization, data center, software

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Published:  Oct 19, 2015
Length:  5
Type:  White Paper