Welcome to Network Virtualization For Dummies, your guide to a new and greatly improved approach to networking.
Before we get to the heart of the matter of network virtualization, let us briefly describe some topics that we cover within these pages. All the following requirements build the case for moving out of the hardwired network past and into the flexible world of network virtualization, which we describe in-depth in Chapter 1:
» The network needs to move as fast as the business.
» Network security needs to move faster than cyber criminals do.
» Applications need the flexibility to run anywhere.
So, how do you get there? The first step is to immerse yourself in the concepts of this new approach to networking. That’s what this book is all about.