Fundamentals of Network Virtualization

by David Davis

Network virtualization brings with it business agility, administrative efficiency, and cost savings. This course will show you how it works, how it has helped so many companies, and what your options are for using network virtualization for yourself.

What you'll learn

Network virtualization is used by server virtualization in the datacenter, it’s used by desktop virtualization on your laptop and, yes it’s used more and more to virtualize the functions of costly and complex network gear. Like server virtualization, network virtualization brings with it business agility, administrative efficiency, and cost savings. In this course, Fundamentals of Network Virtualization, you’ll see how you are able to do in software what, previously, was only possible with expensive routers and switches. Even better, once virtualized, you’ll gain a ton of efficiency and advanced functionality. First, you'll discover why you need network virtualization, what network virtualization is, and use cases for network virtualization. Next, you'll explore the benefits of network virtualization, including how you can achieve agility, efficiency, scalability, and availability with network virtualization. Finally, you'll see network virtualization in action. By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of network virtualization.

About the author

David has authored over 50 courses for Pluralsight.com around enterprise data center technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and (especially) VMware vSphere. He is a partner at ActualTechMedia.com where he creates compelling enterprise technology content, moderates online events, and helps to connect some of the best-known technology companies in the industry with the end user community. With over 20 years in enterprise technology, he has served as an IT Manager, administrator, and... more

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