Today’s networks are becoming more compact at the Local Area Network (LAN) layer with the deployment of many types of Switch Fabric infrastructure. These Virtual Switch technologies offer many business benefits including reduced cost of ownership, scalability and rapid adaptability to change. Many are Virtual Machine (VM) aware and fit smoothly into the established market for VM technologies such as VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. This is why they are being heavily utilized in virtual environments such as private clouds, data centres and proof of concept platforms.
The diagram below shows how a single Virtual Switching environment can consolidate many traditional networking topologies while simplifying management, security and change.
Whether they are at the core, aggregation layer or at the network edge, virtual networking products offer the flexibility, scalability and security normally only associated with high end switches. Virtual switching chassis can be populated with as few as 24 ports to begin with and can grow as large as is required to satisfy business requirements. Virtual switching extends beyond the single switch to encompass many chassis enabling Network Administrators to quickly adapt to changing business needs without having to procure additional wiring, closets or patch panels.
DALIAN’s Data Centre and Virtualization Portfolio offers products and services that are suitable for all sizes of installation and requirement.