Virtualizing Your Network: When, Why and How
New challenges and technologies such as virtualization are disrupting networks everywhere, with many businesses struggling to remain agile.
Network virtualization combines hardware and software network resources and network functionality into a single, software based administrative entity. Virtual networks are no longer something to consider in the future. According to research company IDC, close to 65% of all server tasks on earth are run by virtual servers.
This can provide rapid scalability, as well as additional protection against hardware failure.
What are the benefits of virtualization?
- Reduces the number of physical devices needed
- Easily segment networks
- Permits rapid change / scalability and agile deployment
- Security from destruction of physical devices
- Failover mode – defective disk simply switches to a backup on the fly, and the failed component can be repaired, while the system continues to run
Organizing your virtual network can be relatively easy, and immediately increase network efficiency.
You can design your network so that your Local Area Networks (LANs) are subdivided into virtual networks and VLANs. Doing do will dramatically improve load balancing. You can also improve security by segmenting your network and establishing role and location-based permissions and procedures. Doing this in a virtual environment enables you to be agile and adapt your network architecture as needed to manage changing and increasing network loading and demand.
Statseeker monitoring solutions have helped in this physical device-to-virtual machine transformation. Virtualizing your network doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive.
Statseeker Version 5.0 and above cost-effectively supports over 500,000 interfaces per virtual machine.
Is your business considering virtualizing your network?
Get a grip on your virtual infrastructure by contacting the Statseeker Team.