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SDN and NFV Simplified: A Visual Guide to Understanding Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization by Jim Doherty

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5. Virtualized Data Centers (Some Call Them Clouds)

The previous chapters discussed virtualization and virtual machines (VMs) in particular as a general concept of technology. These chapters showed how virtualization could bring the business benefits through cost saving, increased efficiency, flexible deployment that aligned with business goals, faster server deployment, and importantly, recovery of service. This chapter puts these concepts into a practical scenario, to derive the benefits of virtualization by applying the techniques in a modern data center.

As with any project, even a theoretical one like this, the operations team will have to present justifications for spending money and creating risk. In short, the CFO or the financial management ...

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