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Vyatta Takes Virtual Networking to the vPlane

Virtual servers need virtual networking technologies that can deliver cloud scale. That's the driving factor behind the release of a new virtual networking technology called vPlane from networking vendor Vyatta.

With vPlane, networking between virtual machines can be accelerated by optimizing the data path.

"When you had physical networking devices cabled to a physical service with a single app running on it, it was pretty easy to manage the traffic," Kelly Herrell, CEO of Vyatta, told InternetNews.com. "Now, when you're cabling into a server that has a bunch of different virtual machines on it that require their own traffic attributes, handling that is more complex."

Vyatta's new software is all about extending network functionality into the server. Herrell explained that the new vPlane offering is a Layer 3 forwarding plane for network traffic. With vPlane the forwarding plane and the control plane are separated into separate components. That separation can enable vPlane to deliver over 8 million packets per second (pps) of traffic, according to Herrell.

Read the full story at EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet:
Vyatta vPlane Routes Virtual Traffic

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.