By: Gigaom
Why VMware bought Nicera? Two videos to watch
VMware is paying a whopping $1.26 billion for Nicira Networks in an attempt to get a piece of the emerging markets - software defined networks and software defined data centers. Two video from our Structure conference archives get you upto speed on those two trends.

VMware  is buying software-defined networking startup, Nicira Networks, also known as VMware of networking for a whopping $1.26 billion. In case you were wondering why VMware is shelling out so much money, here are two videos about software defined data centers and virtualized networks. VMware wants a piece of both these markets. Martin Casado, CTO of Nicira is featured in both these videos.

From GIGAOM STRUCTURE 2012: After Software-defined Networks, the Software-defined Data Center
Once we have virtualized networking in the data center, we will have a powerful platform for delivering computing to a wider audience without the involvement of systems administrators. So begins the freedom to program data centers to optimally perform whatever applications we want to run on them.

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From GIGAOM STRUCTURE 2011: From Openflow to Virtualized Networks
One of the hottest technologies around is virtualized networking. Based on the futuristic OpenFlow work from Stanford University, the technology promises a shake-up of the network infrastructure world. We talk to some of the leading startups in this area about deploying the technology in a big way. We ask what the technology is, what its applications are and what makes it so insanely great.

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