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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Enterprise Management and Provisioning

Virtualisation of interfaces between systems and entities will actually provide more robust and persistent characteristics of nodes and resources. It will also allow for dynamic and non-disruptive "adds, moves and changes", but will be a troubleshooting nightmare whereupon convergence of skills and depth of code shall introduce more complexity. A new paradigm of defensible, self monitoring and self diagnosing code will be required. I also believe we need a virtual internet for testing, but that's going to be the next big thing! Donal.




Note:
EHV = End Host Virtualiser
NPV/NPIV = N_Port Virtualisation / N_Port Identifier Virtualisation

This is a pretty good overview on "The Evolving Data Center from Cisco':
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns340/ns517/ns224/ns783/white_paper_c11-473501.html



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