Vinci Consulting Corp., has introduced VXNet Cloud Based Routing Interoperability Lab for datacenter mobility.
Officials with Vinci Consulting said that while solutions like the Cisco (News - Alert) Nexus platform and OTV lead the industry to provide the widest support for both distributed and dynamic applications across data centers, the lab allows customers to test frequently requested workload and VM-Mobility configurations to accelerate adoption of newly available, cost-effective Datacenter Mobility options.
According to company officials, most companies hold off on datacenter mobility because they don’t know whether their applications can be moved without requiring LAN extension mechanisms.
“Although you may very well need the LAN extension to support a distributed application, it is not mandatory for pure mobility,” said Victor Moreno, distinguished engineer within Cisco’s data center business unit, in a statement.
“One of the things that we see from a networking perspective, is you don’t really need to extend the LAN in all its glory to complete a move,” said Moreno.
Company officials pointed out that companies can immediately take advantage of the benefits of datacenter mobility earlier in their application deployment lifecycle, and have a clear roadmap of a network architecture with an incremental migration path to grow into the most robust layer-2 extension technologies.
Earlier in September 2011, Vinci Consulting Corp introduced the release of VXNet, a BGP Alternative that consolidates and improves data traffic and application performance in WAN environments.
VXNet replaces the need for dual WAN load balancer, bandwidth aggregator or router clustering solutions such as network appliances that use high latency NAT and other tricks to somehow bond or improve service. In addition, it enables IP address portability (even when changing providers or adding multihoming), IPv6 transition simplification, and IP address (host) mobility (including session persistence across mobility events), and countless other benefits.VXNet is a Cisco-powered solution delivered by Vinci Consulting Corp.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman