Network Virtualization: Reference ReadingBy Baselinemag | Posted 2002-07-30 Email Print
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Read on for details on emerging network virtualization technologies, and find links to background reading that shows the benefits of storage virtualization.Although overarching network virtualization efforts are still on the drawing board, three virtualization technologies are already available. Below is a breakdown of these bleeding-edge network services and their components.
|What's being shared||Related technology||Primary protocol||How clients connect||Intermediate layer|
|Storage space||Storage area networking||iSCSI||Storage "host adapter" and software driver||Storage virtualization switch|
|Processing power||Grid computing||Proprietary according to processor manufacturer||Software agent||Master control software|
|Application services||Web services||eXtensible Markup Language||Programming interface||Web application server|