Cisco and VMware this week expanded their 4+ year partnership by unveiling networkvirtualization extensions designed to expand the mobility range of virtual machines across multiple data centers and cloud environments.
At VMworld 2011, the companies also announced enhancements to several desktop virtualization and cloud infrastructure products designed to boost scalability, security and performance.
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The new network virtualization enhancement, called Virtual Extensible Local Area Network, or VXLAN, is intended to allow enterprises to access compute and storage capacity wherever it resides. It is also intended to scale across millions of logical networks required to run applications in the cloud, Cisco says.