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Virtual machine-aware networking

Published August 2011

To exploit the benefits of server virtualization, data centers need to enable the dynamic and automatic movement of VMs while protecting their security and maintaining accessibility.

Most networking switches are not aware of VMs. This creates security and availability issues for both server and network administrators as they try to exploit the value of virtualization and manage this new environment.

This paper looks at what can be executed by network vendors to further the virtualization evolution.

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