Data centers and enterprises

In the networking industry, the use of hardware network functions (firewalls, load balancers, and so on) is very common. We (network engineers) have always been of hesitant about relying on a virtual firewall or load balancer. However, after the establishment of production server virtualization in the last decade (from VMware ESX 3 until now), virtualization-as-technology has passed all the tests and has become a reliable resource, especially for application servers.

There are many critical application servers that run on a virtualized environment. Because of maturity of virtualization technology and its enterprise features it is considered a highly reliable and resistance technology.

In recent years, virtualization ...

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