The New Building Blocks of Network Design

The New Building Blocks of Network Design


Business and IT leaders have been demanding an IT infrastructure which is more dynamic and responsive to the quick pace of business while being less costly. By dynamic they mean the ability to deliver new applications at the speed in which to be responsive to market dynamics while creating competitive differentiation. For many, IT expenditures as a percentage of revenue are to be managed down. To address these industry requirements IT suppliers have offered virtualization technology and services. Network virtualization represents a new IT paradigm, which challenges existing assumptions and IT deployment models. This paper explores network virtualization as a strategy to make corporations more agile and IT expenditure efficient. Network virtualization is presented as a new approach to network design and IT service delivery. Its main four building blocks are presented along with guiding deployment principals.


Nicholas John Lippis Publisher, Lippis Consulting Nicholas J. Lippis III is a world-renowned authority on advanced IP networks, communications and their benefits to business objectives. He is the publisher of the Lippis Report, a resource for network and IT business decision leaders to which over 40,000 business and IT executive leaders subscribe. Its Lippis Report podcasts have been downloaded over 30,000 times, i-Tunes reports that listeners also download the Wall Street Journal’s Money Matters, Business Week’s Climbing the Ladder, The Economist and The Harvard Business Review’s IdeaCast. Mr. Lippis is currently working with clients to transform their converged networks into a business platform.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
26 Mar 2014
12 Jan 2009
13 Page(s)
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