physical network

physical network

[′fiz·i·kəl¦net‚wərk]
(computer science)
A system of computers that communicate via cabling, modems, or other hardware, and may include more than one logical network or form part of a logical network.
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After SDN services are deployed, an originally operated and maintained physical network is divided into three networks: service, logical, and physical.
The new products expand options for central office and data center network architects who want to implement physical layer management to gain an accurate, real-time view of the physical network.
It does this by automatically generating data from communications pathways between physical servers as well as combined data from virtual servers produced by communications, and then analyzing the relationship between the virtual system and physical network communications pathways based on relationships, such as whether each virtual server resides in a respective physical server.
Under the deal terms, the two partners will share physical network and site infrastructure at some 2,000 locations across Ireland, creating the first venture in the country to manage such portfolio.
Building on recent project wins and market successes, SPATIALinfo is expanding its offices in Asia and Europe to address increased demand for its physical network inventory software, spatialSUITE.
However, there are still a large number of independent physical network devices in data centers, and the distinction between the virtual and physical worlds makes it difficult to implement fast service deployment, unified resource allocation, fault isolation and diagnosis, and automated service optimization," said by Mr.
According to the company, NVP is a software-based system that creates a distributed virtual network infrastructure in cloud data centres that is decoupled and independent from physical network hardware.
New or Expanded Facilities Could Quickly Become Obsolete If the Physical Network Infrastructure is Not Considered
The VTN network design enables deployment of logical networks on top of any underlying physical network topology, reducing complexity of traditional network design and increasing service agility.
The first virtual appliance, StoneGate Firewall/VPN, protects the network and ensures resilient connectivity in both virtual and physical network environments.
Customers want the same level of security for their virtual infrastructures that they require of their physical network," continued Costa.
The critical connections within and between these carrier hotels create a new definition for "network diversity" - mainly: the ability for large-bandwidth network operators to have options--options in service providers, options in physical network equipment and options in rerouting traffic securely.

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