Watch this (virtualised) space

We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas.”
Michael Crichton
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Thought you might be interested in this video showing the provisioning a network in software using NSX from VMware.

Further info on the NSX suite can be found here:

The interesting part about the second link is that Cisco is the stand-out omission from the ecosystem partners, even though they have cohabitation agreements with VMware in other areas. It will be fascinating to see how this plays out in coming months / years.

The big question is whether organisations end up with both variants in their networks and hence need a higher order management system (ie OSS) to manage the whole estate.

The big message with my consultant hat on is to spread the message for the C-Suite (ie CEO, CTO, etc) at CSPs to trial the different SDN / NFV variants in their labs and see what works for them.

Late mail:
It seems that Oracle is also joining the fray with an acquisition of Corente for its SDN capabilities and more.

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