Real Security for Virtual Networks & Data Centers
March 23rd, 2010 By: Kevin Normandeau
Virtual networks provide an enormous capability to design more efficient networks that are easier to manage and more cost effective. In conjunction with network security devices that support virtualized environments, organizations can implement better security and more sophisticated policies in the fabric of the network with a minimum number of devices. This is becoming increasingly important in large data center design where virtualization is expanding the most rapidly and security concerns are most pronounced. This white paper from H3C describes how to design a more efficient virtual network and data center
Most enterprises have by now at least started to take advantage of data center virtualization to drive down the cost of application deployment and more efficiently use server resources. While the first step of virtualization usually happens in the application server, enterprises should also be thinking about ways to reduce hardware costs and management complexity by taking advantage of the same virtualization concepts in the design of their data center.