By Daniel Montesanto, Global Product Strategy, HP Networking
In the data center, server virtualization and cloud operating models have forever altered the way we initialize services, enabling new, large-scale application architectures that force infrastructure consolidation and tons of so-called east-west data center traffic. Clear at the other end of the IT chain, a flood of new devices and communication and models are disrupting the status quo at the client edge. Employees and partners are using technology to collaborate in new ways and access critical corporate assets with new handheld devices from almost anywhere. In the middle of this churning sea sits the network. Challenging? Definitely yes...making this a good time to start the discussion on the benefits of virtual service networks.