VMware NSX: Game Changer for Data Center Networks – Network Computing
VMware’s network virtualization product, NSX, may upend data center networks the same way the hypervisor changed servers.
I attempt to summarise the key points about VMware’s NSX network strategy, and to consider the bigger picture of how it changes the approach to network architecture and strategy. I put together a bunch of diagrams and create a well received summary of VMware NSX launch details.
Cumulus Networks: The Pros and Cons of Decoupling – Network Computing
Startup Cumulus Networks makes a compelling argument for separating network software and hardware, but the case isn’t closed.
I take a look at Cumulus Networks and the decoupling of the network operating system from the hardware. I’m old enough to remember minicomputers from the 80’s which came with proprietary OSs. I was talking with grad students in an e-science lab this week and describing how the OS on the network devices is custom for each platform. They didn’t even know that this could be done.
Your panel at SDDC 2013 will discuss how and when to build a private software-designed data center (SDDC) or rent public SDDC capabilities. Do you think the SDDC is a real concept? Or is it some figment of a vendor’s imagination?
I did Q&A as part of the lead up to Software Defined Data Centre Symposium in September.