While the idea of network virtualization has been around a while, it has not been adopted in the enterprise as quickly as virtualization for servers. Now, VMware, one of the biggest proponents of virtualizing the entire data center, is touting one tangible benefit to the virtual network: better security.
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The Department of Human Services (DHS) has virtualised its internet hosting environment as a means of reducing hosting costs as well as improving business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities.
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