One step up – Network virtualization

network virtualization

In this post, we will discuss network virtualization and its benefits to your business.

Networking’s primary purpose is to share. So if you have something to share online then networking is a prerequisite that should interest you.

A network is a collection of computers, servers, network devices, peripherals, or other devices connected to one another. This allows faster and more efficient sharing of data.

It is a network that connects two or more computers. This enables sharing files and other relevant information between multiple systems.

A complex network connects thousands of computers via a different chain of communication links. As an example, the largest computer network is what we know as the Internet.

As a global network of networks, the Internet can connect to a computer in several ways. For example, one can connect to the net through cables (Ethernet cables) or phone lines, radio waves, or wirelessly (using wireless networking cards, and infrared light beams.

Two common types of networks

  • Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)

A virtual network, in cloud computing, combines software and hardware network resources, along with network functionality to create a single software-based administrative entity. This process is network virtualization.

Network virtualization = platform virtualization (+/-) resource virtualization.

Two Types of Network Virtualization

External Network Virtualization

The combination or subdivision of one or more local area networks (LANs) into virtual networks help to improve the efficiency of a large network or data center.

A virtual local area network (VLAN) and network switch are essential components through which a network administrator configures systems to the local network into separate virtual networks.

Conversely, an administrator can combine systems on separate local area networks (LANs) into single VLAN spanning segments of a large network.

Internal Virtualization

Internal network virtualization helps to configure an individual system with multiple software containers – Xen hypervisor control programs, or pseudo-interfaces (VNIC), to emulate a physical network with software. This can improve a single system’s efficiency by isolating applications to separate containers or pseudo-interfaces.

Network virtualization can be used variously in application development and testing to mirror hardware and system software. It enables the emulation of connections between more than one application, dependencies, end-users and services for software testing. This is widely used in application performance engineering.

Network Virtualization through server virtualization helps to create a symbiotic relationship deployed in synchronization. With it, there is symmetry between a computer and its network.

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