Virtualization Of Servers And Networks At The Same Time: An Intelligent Layer To Manage The New Complexity Is Required
Virtualize the servers is not an end point. There are other parts of the IT infrastructure beyond servers in order to enable a more flexible and efficient IT environment: the network. Nowadays network components are also moving toward being virtualized enabling a dynamic virtual environments.
There are already some products in the market that show how it is not just servers that can be virtualized and illustrates how the days of static infraestructure networks will soon be over. For example HP recently introduced the HP’s Virtual Connect architecture, that enables the user to add more NICs to each server blade without more hardware and provides the ability to dynamically adjust bandwidth for each network connection on the fly. HP product details are posted here. Some initial steps towards the integration of virtualization of servers and networks can be found in the Citrix XenServer based virtualization solutions. HP integrated Citrix XenServer with HP ProLiant Virtual Console provides a straightforward deployment and management environment that speeds adoption of flexible, cost-saving virtualization technology.
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