A key to relieve some of these issues, he said, is to install some sort of software layer between the network and these dynamic applications whether that be a SDN, or more palatable virtualized switches. "Essentially, you need to have smart software in the middle of the network now," said Golden, who's also author of the recent Amazon Web Services for Dummies book.
The takeaway, Hanselman said, is that virtualization, and especially cloud, significantly alter traditional networking approaches. If the network doesn't update with the adoption of new technologies like cloud computing, the entire system can be flawed.
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