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2013 TiECon- Part 2: Software Defined Infrastructure Presentations

Image of a cloud data center with SDN virtualization.

Introduction: Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) applies to compute, storage and the network within a data center and in the cloud.  This market segment is experiencing tremendous growth and innovation.  It is facilitating increased agility, flexibility and operational cost savings for…

Illustrations of Network Virtualization from VMware, ETSI NFV, and Intel Reference Designs

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Introduction Our last article described VMware’s view of network virtualization, provided definitions and advantages of same, with different opinions expressed on the main advantage(s).  There was a reference to a follow on article which would illustrate various configurations of network virtualization.…

“Service Provider SDN” Network Virtualization and the ETSI NFV ISG

Introduction: This article will examine network operator motivation for “Service Provider SDN,” and then raise the question whether the solution might be some form of Network Virtualization instead of the ONS SDN-Open Flow standard(s).  We reference VMware’s version of Network…