Virtualization has significant benefits both in computing and in networking. This is especially true in OT networking and control systems, where the rest of the system is intended to live for 30 years, and the life of the computer and network components is less than two years.
Virtualization permits rapid changes and agile re-deployment, which is necessary for the Internet of Things. It also addresses: Safety/robustness, security, and lifecycle management.
This high-level overview whitepaper focused on the benefits and challenges of network virtualization. While it will review the benefits, it will also cover the specific challenges network administrators and their respective businesses should understand to cost-effectively apply this technology to gain maximum result.
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