Virtualization is on the top of more people’s tongues than ever before. The idea of being tied to a desk with a specific number of servers, one kind of operating system and limited software is becoming more and more obsolete for as long as virtualization continues to expand. Cisco is offering more and more options by offering more inside the data center. One server can then spawn many virtual servers as opposed to the need to add more and more to it.
The Cisco Nexus 1000V physical switch can now house the Virtual Switch. What does this allow? It is allows people to create virtual networks. This will then house virtual machines. What this means is that more people are able to access the information and the performance of the machines runs smoother.
When there is access to virtual networks and cloud computing, it allows the internet to be the storage facility with access to a server somewhere off site. What this means for companies is more affordable data center spending because there are limited (or no) servers required on property. This reduces labor and energy and increases efficiency.
There is no need to throw software on every computer. They can simply access it virtually. There is no need to be limited to a specific operating system – it can be done virtually. This means that the lines between PC and Mac blur to the point that they are unrecognizable.
Cisco has announced that they are investing more and more money in virtual networking in terms of hardware, software and various services. The Virtual Switch is just the beginning but it will continue to expand until there may be very few physical servers and more things become virtual.
Why be stuck inside of an office when the office doesn’t actually have anything you need? It used to be that you had to be in the office because that’s where the server was. If the server doesn’t have to be in the office anymore, that means that you don’t either. You can then have the ability to work anywhere because the data you are trying to access is available online.
Virtualization is changing the way business is being conducted. It is more labor efficient, time efficient and energy efficient. It is the new way to branch outside of the traditional data center and Cisco is paving the way in the world of technology.