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SDN and NFV Simplified: A Visual Guide to Understanding Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization, 1st edition

  • Jim Doherty

Published by Addison-Wesley Professional (March 2nd 2016) - Copyright © 2016

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SDN and NFV Simplified: A Visual Guide to Understanding Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization

ISBN-13: 9780134306407

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  • Provides illustrative explanations so you can view an entire topic at a glance
  • Puts topics into real-world context, so you get not only the “what” but also the “so what?”
  • Useful as a primary learning tool and as a convenient reference guide

Table of contents

    Introduction xiii

Part 1 Virtualization 101: The Basics of Virtualization 1

Chapter 1 Primer on Virtualization 3

    Server Proliferation, Massive Power Bills, and Other IT Nightmares 3

    How Servers Work 6

    How VMs Fix the Underutilized Server Problem 7

    Enter the Hypervisor 8

    Why Are Virtual Machines Such a Big Deal? 10

Chapter 2 Benefits of Virtual Machines 13

    Reduced Cost 13

    Less Space (Even More Cost Savings) 15

    Availability and Flexibility 15

    Faster Application Spin-Up and Provisioning 16

    Easier Access for Development 17

    Believe the Hype! 18

Chapter 3 Hypervisors (VMWare, KVM, and Others) 21

    An Operating System for Operating Systems 21

    A Virtual Machine Monitor 22

    Types of Hypervisors 22

    Hypervisor Vendors 24

        KVM 24

        Xen 25

        VMware ESXi 26

        Microsoft Hyper-V 26

    Choosing a Hypervisor 27

    Summary 27

Chapter 4 Managing Virtual Resources 29

    What Is a Workload? 30

    Managing Virtual Resources in the Hypervisor 31

    Virtual Resource Providers and Consumers 33

    So How Do You Manage Virtual Resources? 34

Part 2 Virtualization 201: Virtualizing the Data Center (a.k.a. Clouds) 37

Chapter 5 Virtualized Data Centers (Some Call Them Clouds) 39

    Benefits of Virtualizing the Data Center 39

        Less Heat Buildup 39

        Reduced Hardware Spend 40

        Faster Deployment 40

        Testing and Development 40

        Faster Redeploy 40

        Easier Backups 40

        Disaster Recovery 41

        Server Standardization 41

        Separation of Services 41

        Easier Migration to the Cloud 41

    Is It a Cloud Yet? 41

    The Five Cloud Attributes 42

        On-Demand Self-Service 43

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