Archive for December, 2011

On optimizing traffic for network virtualization

Filed in Fabrics, OpenFlow, SDN, VXLAN by on December 22, 2011 14 Comments
On optimizing traffic for network virtualization

The era of network virtualization and software overlays is coming (read: VXLAN, OpenFlow, SDN, etc.) and with it the role of the physical network and what we define as “the network”, is all about to change.  How does this change the way application flows map to traffic on the network and servers? How does this change […]

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First take on Embrane heleos

Filed in OpenFlow, SDN by on December 12, 2011 23 Comments
First take on Embrane heleos

Embrane came out of secrecy today and announced their solution that virtualizes the deployment of network based services.  In the context of how this affects network virtualization, here’s my initial thoughts on Embrane’s announcement.. My first take is that Embrane heleos is a positive thing for the network virtualization movement. (Read: good for Nicira, good […]

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