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Hyperconverged Infrastructure Data Centers: Demystifying HCI by Sam Halabi

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Part VI. Hyperconverged Networking

Chapter 15 Software-Defined Networking and Open Source

Chapter 16 VMware NSX

Chapter 17 Application-Centric Infrastructure

Networking is a very important piece of HCI deployments, but normally it gets downplayed by many of the storage vendors. This is not because it is not important but because many HCI vendors do not have the networking piece ready or at least in shape. When discussing networking, the first thing that comes to mind is switching and routing and companies like Cisco systems, Juniper, Arista, and others. However, within HCI, networking might start taking a different form starting in initiatives in the open source community. Host-based networking will start competing with switch-based networking, ...

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