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Tag Archives: Cisco Nexus 1000V
A private cloud is built upon a virtualized network, along with storage and compute, resources. Many virtual networks are overlaid on top of the shared physical network, logically separating tenants on the shared resources. The physical network does not have visibility to the topology of the overlays, while the network overlays must introduce virtualization-awareness or intelligence to allow for the added complexities of VM-mobility, dynamic resource allocation and virtual services. The Cisco Nexus 1000V has evolved to become the foundation for a cloud networking stack that mitigates these barriers while integrating both physical and virtual networking resources.
One of the fastest growing companies in Texas, Drilling Info, Inc. provides drilling and other data along with analytical tools and applications to over 3000 companies that together account for over 90% of U.S. oil and gas produced. After evaluating several options from traditional server manufacturers for hosting his VMware based virtual infrastructure, Drillinginfo IT architect, Mark Dommel, chose Cisco UCS.
Industry analysts have long speculated that the release of Hyper-V R2 might cause organizations to shift from VMware ESX to the Microsoft platform. While we’ve seen the advent of R2 drive some hypervisor re-evaluation, the emphasis on virtualization analysis is instead leading to upgraded and expanded VMware environments. And in one recent case involving Texas’ Denton County, it prompted a migration from Hyper-V to VMware vSphere.