Definition - What does Network Virtualization mean?
Network virtualization is especially useful for networks experiencing a rapid, large and unpredictable increase in usage.
The intended result of network virtualization is improved network productivity and efficiency, as well as job satisfaction for the network administrator.
Techopedia explains Network Virtualization
Network virtualization involves dividing available bandwidth into independent channels, which are assigned, or reassigned, in real time to separate servers or network devices.
Network virtualization is accomplished by using a variety of hardware and software and combining network components. Software and hardware vendors combine components to offer external or internal network virtualization. The former combines local networks, or subdivides them into virtual networks, while the latter configures single systems with containers, creating a network in a box. Still other software vendors combine both types of network virtualization.
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