DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n3zfbw/the_impact_of) has announced the addition of the "The Impact of Network Visualization on the Data Center Environment (includes appendix on updates to SDN competitive environment)" report to their offering.
There has been significant software innovation in the server and storage environments and virtualization has helped drive down IT capital expenditure and operational costs at the same time as improving flexibility, agility and capacity usage. However, similar innovation in networking has lagged behind, to the point where the network has become the bottleneck holding up wider adoption of cloud services.
Server virtualization and the emergence of cloud services has upped the need for greater flexibility and speed in the network and this has begun to drive network virtualization innovation. An issue facing the industry however is that network virtualization is not a single definable technology but means different things to different people- from the early days of virtual local area networks (VLANs) through to the latest Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology.
Whatever the type of network virtualization, if it is implemented correctly it will bring similar benefits to users whether they are DC operators, cloud service providers or enterprises with their own DCs or co-locating their equipment in a third-party facility. The key advantage is the ability to rapidly - in a matter of seconds or minutes - roll out new services. Network virtualization also brings greater agility, flexibility, scalability and ease of management, which will widen the scope of services able to be offered over the network. For DC operators, this brings competitive advantage and revenue generation opportunities, while customers gain from the improved service offering and better end user experience. For both, improved capacity usage will drive down both capital expenditure and operational costs, in terms of lower hardware costs and greater energy efficiency, thereby improving profitability.
In order to fully utilize the benefits of network virtualization it must be dealt with as a component of an overall IT strategy able to support all the needs of the business. In the longer term, if SDN takeup gathers steam, this could herald profound change in future hardware development, IT skills and organization of IT departments.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive Summary
2. Detailed Findings & Analyses
3. Back To Basics
4. So, What Is Network Virtualization?
5. Impacts On The Data Center Environment
8. SDN Developments And The Impact On The Data
9. Center Environment
10. Other SDN Developments
11. What Does It All Mean For
12. The Data Center?
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