As the digital enterprise universe continues to change, few prominent trends are hard to miss. The adoption of multi-clouds continues to hover around 89% of companies having multi-cloud strategy. 1 At the same time, the parameter of business networks has expanded to the furthest location of an organization device. The expansion of the edge will continue beyond the current estimates for 50% of the data to be created at the edge. 2 Ad to these two factors, the rapid rise of containerized microservices used in about 48% of enterprises, and you get a dynamic environment that will be a driving engine for growth into the near future. 3
Before we get carried away with excitement, let’s recognize the realities that are part of the new environment that pose challenges for most adopters. Cloud apps and data are siloed in about 45% of companies, while a full 32% of cloud spending is wasted. 4 Lack of automation leads IT teams to spend nearly 44% of their time on manual tasks leaving about 95% of apps not monitored. 5
The good news is that you can do better together. VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi) delivers a multi-cloud solution that alleviates most of the challenges noted earlier. Enterprises can unify app delivery, automate processes, and gain insight that guides efficient management of operations with no blind spots and with an eye on lowering costs and IT overhead.
We are looking forward to sharing with you some exciting information about the upcoming VMware Explore 2022 to be held in San Francisco, CA from August 29 to September 1, 2022. We look forward to seeing you in person to show the progress our teams have made in making Avi an industry leading solution for multi-cloud environments. Our experts and customers will demonstrate real-life solutions and ways to deploy them in a diverse set of environments like yours. Join us at VMware Explore 2022 to get an exciting glimpse of what is next for multi-cloud load balancing and application delivery from the edge to on-premises for the most demanding and sophisticated multi-cloud environments. Learn how to focus on growing your business and leave load balancing, networking, and security to Avi. Make time during your VMware Explore visit to talk to our experts and watch a demo of how you can optimize your environments.
Below is a list of VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancing sessions. For a complete list of VMware Explore sessions, visit the event Content Catalog.
SECB2152US: First Line of Defense: Secure Ingress Before Attacks Reach Your Apps
| The majority of attacks such as Log4j involve web applications critical to business. With applications getting deployed in multi-cloud environments and in container clusters, the attack surface has increased. How to secure your applications before attacks reach inside your data centers or Kubernetes clusters is key to building your first line of defense. Learn about analytics-driven application security that includes web application firewall (WAF), bot management, container ingress, DDoS, IP reputation, auth, live security threat intelligence, and more. |
Presenters: Christian Treutler, Product Owner Security, VMware. Mike Jackson, Technical Consultant, Edward Jones.
SECB2165US: Case Study: Container Security for Ingress Across On-Premises and Azure
|Edward Jones is one of the early adopters of Kubernetes, both on-premises and in the public cloud, specifically Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). They run production workloads and secure their clusters end to end with SSL encryption (mTLS), web application firewall (WAF), and HashiCorp Vault. In this talk, you will hear what lessons they learned about container security, and how they worked with our container ingress solution to drive feature enhancements to include Istio for full-service mesh capability. |
Presenters: Chris Grice, Solution Architect, VMware. Frank Yue, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, VMware.
NETB2189US: Edward Jones’ Real-World Considerations in Multi-Cloud Deployment
|Many enterprises have or will soon deploy multi-cloud workloads across on-premises data centers and clouds. Multi-cloud is not a vision. It is a reality and mandates the need to provide consistent app delivery. VMware’s advanced load balancing solution has a cloud connector design model that sets the foundation for being the Switzerland of load balancers. It is the secret sauce for orchestration and automation from a single fabric that is multi-cloud and multi-AZ aware. In this talk, you will hear from Edward Jones on their journey migrating from F5, best practices, and real lessons learned. You will see designs and reference architecture for on-premises and public cloud deployments, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, VMware Cloud, and more. |
Presenters: Pamela Norris, SE, VMware, Sayli More, Solution Architect, VMware. Damon Schott and Jason Williams, Technical Consultant, Edward Jones.
NETM2235: Ask me Anything Migrating from NSX Legacy NSX Load Balancer to Advanced Load Balancing
|The legacy load balancers of VMware NSX are going end of life (EOL). As you are considering a migration from NSX Data Center for vSphere to VMware NSX-T or looking for advanced load balancing solutions beyond the basic, we will address any questions you have on the architecture, migration strategy, deployment plan, and so on. Come talk to our experts who can assist you on every step of the process. |
Speaker: Pablo Boscariol, Product Manager, VMware.
NETB2238US: A Step-by-Step Demo to Set Up a Pre-Production Test Environment in 30 Mins
|This session is a practitioner’s dream. Deploy a pre-production environment from scratch to test your features in a contained manner in 30 minutes. Follow the step-by-step demo on how to set up. Launch from a VM jumpbox with a DNS preset that automatically deploys the controller, the service engine (data plane), a master Kubernetes cluster, and two worker nodes. Next, deploy the ingress controller using FQDN, TLS and apply a web application firewall (WAF) to the ingress with full observability. Last but not least, automate the CI/CD pipeline using Ansible and Terraform. |
Presenters: Nicolas Bayle, Technical Evangelist, VMware. Remo Mattel, Staff Solution Architect, VMware.
SECB2276US: Infosys Multi-Cloud Journey – On-Premises to Azure with Advanced Load Balancing
| Infosys leverages VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer for their applications running on-premises and in Azure. In this session, gain insights from Infosys on multi-cloud use cases, and how they achieve end-to-end observability with NSX Advanced Load Balancer. |
Presenters: Abhinav Modi, Group Product Line Manager, VMware. Vadiraj Adiga, Infosys.
SECB2378USD: The Ninja Mentality: Multi-Cluster Container Workload
|Banks and the financial services industry are trailblazer for cutting-edge solutions being the first to deploy multi-cluster production workloads on Avi Multi-Cluster Kubernetes Operator and OpenShift. In this session, we will share stories and challenges of overcoming the lab-to-production chasm, from stitching together siloed products, such as F5 load balancing, outside the cluster to deploying HAProxy as the ingress to a single application services platform. You will learn how to implement end-to-end health monitoring to the pod while automating global server load balancing (GSLB) across clusters. The session will also explore how customers worked with VMware on a high availability solution to solve the challenges of syncing config from one cluster to another • Productized Avi Multi-Cluster Kubernetes Operator federation as a feature with a 6- to 8-week turnaround Don’t miss this talk on ninja mentality and DevOps disciplines with concrete real-world examples. |
Presenters: Vincent Han, Tech Lead, Networking and Security, VMware. Robert Alvianus, Specialist Solution Engineer, VMware.
SECB2388USD: Application Security at the Speed of SecOps
|Making app security an integral part of every application development is key to modern application delivery. This session will take you through a step-by-step demo on how to deeply integrate into the CI/CD pipeline with full automation tooling, and how to have end-to-end visibility from the web application firewall (WAF), to bot to API protection, to security insights. |
Presenters: Christian Treutler, Product Owner, Security VMware. Gaurav Rastogi, Sr. Director, R&D, VMware.
SECB2478USD: Load Balancing Use Cases for VMware Horizon
|VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer provides a rich set of application delivery, web application firewall (WAF), and global server load balancing (GSLB) features for your applications. In this session, you will learn how NSX Advanced Load Balancer can be leveraged for load balancing and securing VMware Horizon components, including VMware Unified Access Gateway and Horizon Connection Server. We will share the speed of onboarding remote workers using NSX Advanced Load Balancer as a load balancer for your Horizon deployments. Last but not least, we will cover design considerations for deploying NSX Advanced Load Balancer for Horizon. |
Presenter: Mittali Chawla, Technical Product Manager VMware. Nilesh Deo, Product Line Marketing Manager – EUC, VMware.
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