VM networking improves network speed, reliability, flexibility, scalability, security, productivity and efficiency. But network virtualization requires various components such as network interface cards, virtual LANs, software-defined networking and virtual switches, which might cause confusion for some. To better help admins virtualize their data center operations, they should get to know these key VM networking terms.
Prior to network virtualization, admins were heavily involved in data center management. Upkeep costs could skyrocket depending on the size and physical requirements of their data centers. But network virtualization introduced new techniques, such as VM networking, to help convert their physical hardware components to virtual instances, reducing power consumption and optimizing system performance.
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