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VMware’s SDN Dilemma: VXLAN or Nicira?

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VMware has a technology problem: it’s backing two competing standards for overlay networks: Nicira’s STT and the IETF draft standard VXLAN. Anoverlay network enables network virtualization, which is a core component of VMware’s software-defined data center initiative. Both STT and VXLAN have upsides and downsides. I’ll look at each protocol and speculate on which direction VMware may go.

First, a little background. Before being acquired by VMware, Nicira developed the Stateless Transport Tunneling (STT) protocol for tunneling between open source software switches in the Openvswitch project.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, VMware’s SDN Dilemma: VXLAN or Nicira?- NetworkComputing.com

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