Finally some months after the launch of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1, Iron Networks announces Windows Server 2012 Network Virtualization (NVGRE) Gateway Appliance for System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual machine Manager at the Microsoft Management Summit 2013. The Network Virtualization Gateway Appliance allows you to connect your Software Defended Networks (SDN) which you have created with Windows Server 2012 Network Virtualization to physical hardware or other networks.
Windows Server2012 Hyper-V Network Virtualization provides virtual networks to virtual machines, similarly to how server virtualization (hypervisor) provides virtual machines to the operating system. Network virtualization decouples and isolates virtual networks from the physical network infrastructure and removes the constraints of VLAN and hierarchical IP address assignment from virtual machine provisioning. This flexibility makes it easy for customers to move workloads to IaaS clouds and adds efficiency for hosters and datacenter administrators to manage their infrastructure, while maintaining the necessary multi-tenant isolation, security requirements, and supporting overlapping virtual machine IP addresses.
“Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Network Virtualization provides greater freedom for workload placements,” said Brian Hillger, director, Server and Tools Marketing, Microsoft. “Virtual machine workload placement is no longer limited by the IP address assignment or VLAN isolation requirements of the physical network because it is enforced within Hyper-V hosts, based on software-defined, multitenant virtualization policies.”
You can get more information about the Iron Networks Announcement here: Iron Networks Announces Windows Server 2012 Network Virtualization Gateway Appliance
Tags: Hyper-V, Iron networks, Microsoft, MMS, Network, Network Virtualization, NVGRE, System Center, System Center 2012, Virtual Machine, Virtualization, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012 Last modified: April 11, 2013
Seems that this appliance cannot be virtualized … :(
Guess i’ll have to keep waiting.