Network Storage

Understanding the Difference Between Network Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking

Provided by VMware-Intel

Category Network Storage

Type E-Book

Length 11

Publish Date July 11 2016

Date posted October 26 2016

Overview

It’s an exciting and challenging time for IT. Data volume is multiplying fast. Technology is evolving overnight. Demand is rising for prompt, reliable applications and services that are simultaneously accessible and secure.

If you’ve been researching how to make changes in your network, you’ve probably heard about Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Virtualization. They might sound alike—but they aren’t the same thing. SDN allows you to control network switches and routers through software, but it doesn’t virtualize all networking functions and components. In contrast, network virtualization allows you to run the entire network in software.

Read this eBook to take a deeper dive into these differences.

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