Iron Networks Announces Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Network Virtualization Gateway Appliance

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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.

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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.”

 

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