Analogous to server virtualization, Network Virtualization decouples and isolates virtual networks (i.e. tenant) from the underlying network hardware. One of the key value propositions of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is to enable the provisioning and operation of virtual networks. This tutorial motivates the need for network virtualization, describes the high-level requirements, provides an overview of all architectural approaches, and gives you a clear picture of the vendor landscape.
Previously presented at ONUG Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.