Monitoring and managing an entire network from a single network administrator's console. Network virtualization begins with monitoring the network and often encompasses storage virtualization, which manages all of storage as a single resource. See storage virtualization and virtualization).
In its ultimate manifestation, network virtualization treats all servers and services in the network as a single pool of resources that can be rearranged and redeployed in real time to meet changing user and transaction requirements. See also peer-to-peer computing.
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