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Thinking Out Loud: The Future of VLANs

This post originally appeared on the blog of Scott Lowe, a member of the VMware team and is a tremendous resource for information about all things virtualization. 

It’s interesting to me how much the idea of a VLAN has invaded the consciousness of data center IT professionals. Data center folks primarily tasked with managing compute workloads are nearly as familiar with VLANs as their colleagues primarily tasked with managing network connectivity. However, as networking undergoes a transformation at the hands of SDN, NFV, and network virtualization, what will happen to the VLAN? Continue reading