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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Network virtualization jargon
I've read recently this blog post Virtual Network Domain and Network Abstractions. In the post PlumGrid CTO describes challenges and opportunities that currently exists in cloud network. In my opinion what makes it unique and interesting in comparison to other blogs concentrating on network virtualization is the language he uses.
Below are some of the examples:
Distributed Virtual Switch (DVS)
Physical Network Infrastructure (PNI)
Virtual Broadcast Domains (aka Distributed VLANs)
Virtual Network Infrastructure (VNI)
Virtual Network Domains (VND)
Do you believe that these concepts are more understandable when we speak about networking in the cloud. Typically described today as network virtualization, virtual network, cloud network, hybrid network or private network.
Profile: Curious systems engineer interested in many of the IT technologies but especially in cloud systems and network engineering. A quick learner who likes to tinker and who often spent time researching and trying new technologies for personal and business benefit.
Especially interested in: cloud, openstack, network, cloud network, systems architecture, programming, distributed computing, web, clustering, ha, replication, load balancing, virtualization, automation, scalability
Please note that the code available here is only for demonstration purposes. If you want to be serious, you'll have to make it more robust and integrate it. Also, the description is by no means a definitive reference on any of the subjects, but rather the result of my experimentation. Feel free to report any bugs or errors you find in the code or otherwise in the articles. Thanks