Where Are the Network Virtual Appliances?

The networking industry is stuck in the 1990s, the last time there was a fundamental shift in commonly deployed network architectures. While servers and applications have gone virtual, migrating into cloud computing environments, networking technologies remain bound to physical hardware and data center racks, creating potential gaps in support or security in virtualized environments. As server virtualization moves into the enterprise and cloud data centers, networking needs to follow with virtual appliances.

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