For many cloud service providers, the physical network is in the way; it’s a barrier to achieving the true value of compute virtualization. Unlike other areas of infrastructure, like compute, the network makes workload provisioning complex, inflexible and expensive, because service provisioning is bound to the network’s physical hardware and topology. Nicira virtualizes the network, decoupling virtual networks from the underlying physical network.
Nicira is not a rip-n-replace upgrade, it works on the physical network you already have; without modification. A network, virtualized with Nicira provides the same operational flexibility offered in compute virtualization. Service providers are able to dynamically place any workload, anywhere. Workloads are able to expand, contract and migrate as needed without service disruption or manual intervention. The physical network becomes a simple to manage, rack-once-wire-once, vendor independent IP backplane, which like compute, is treated as a resource pool of capacity that can be consumed and repurposed on demand.
Virtualize your network, and your cloud ascends into a new era of network computing where hardware limitations and physical boundaries vanish. Let network virtualization take your cloud data center and your business to the next level.
Nicira’s network virtualization platform is a game changer.