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Opportunities and challenges with the convergence of data centre networks
Server virtualisation has become one of the most deployed technologies in data centres today due to its ability to reduce costs, increase resource utilisation, and improve IT responsiveness and flexibility without making significant infrastructure changes.
In spite of its benefits, however, server virtualisation also imposes certain requirements on the data centre network.
These can be summarised as the need for improvement in five key areas: speed, scalability, security, switching and management simplification.
This white paper discusses the challenges facing IT organisations planning to deploy server virtualisation technology in data centre networks, and it describes how to address these challenges.