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Network virtualization (NV) has evolved systematically through the urge to share computing resources and improve service deployment in a large-scale environment. Virtual network embedding (VNE) is a well-established technology applied to reinforce the NV process, providing a devoted implementation for a particular case study. In cloud computing, integration of software-defined networking (SDN) has proved to be a practical support to the principal cloud utilities. In return, the SDN-enabled cloud offers innovative deployment techniques for network-based services, which increase the opportunity to efficiently incorporate new network management policies that solve the VNE problem. In this paper, the authors proposed a transition of modern portfolio theory (MPT) into a VNE approach that optimally addresses the selection and ranking of resources in data center networks (DCNs). Results analysis demonstrates the VNE approach's better performance versus similar methods in terms of acceptance ratio, runtime, and substrate resource utilization.