VMware announces the next wave of Virtual Cloud Network innovation to enable a public cloud experience and to meet the needs of applications and users. Along with the Modern Network framework, VMware also announced further enhancements to its virtual networking products and services.
Data centers and cloud networking
VMware also stated that the Virtual Cloud Network embodies the Modern Network framework. The Virtual Cloud Network gives organizations an end-to-end solution to deploy applications and make sure they are running optimally and efficiently. The Modern Network framework takes a top-down view. It also creates a network that is capable of understanding the needs of the application and programmatically managing infrastructure to meet those needs. The Modern Network framework is described by three key pillars.
The first pillar is the Modern Application Connectivity Services. It allows developers to connect the microservices of a modern application more securely while reducing latency, increasing security, and maintaining application availability. The Multi-cloud Network Virtualization pillar provides a set of fully automated and defined in software essential network services. It includes all networking functions such as security and load balancing. Virtualization and analytics span. The Physical Network Infrastructure pillar provides high capacity and low latency connectivity. Rajiv Ramaswami, Chief Operating Officer, Products and Cloud Services, VMware, said,
“Our customers must efficiently manage the rapid shift to remote work, deliver applications faster and more securely, and reduce the cost and complexity of connecting and protecting the distributed enterprise. The Modern Network framework enables our customers to do this. It turns the old way of thinking about networks as hardware appliances, switches, and routers in enterprise networks on its head and instead, takes a top-down view that puts users and applications first. This is the promise we are delivering on with the Virtual Cloud Network.”