Organizations are transforming into digital businesses and their applications are becoming the core of the business. Applications are how the business value is delivered. Microservices-based modern applications are emerging as the face of the business, providing agility for customers, employees, and partners. These applications depend on robust application delivery and security infrastructure to ensure optimal performance while being always available, responsive, and secure for a superior customer experience.
According to the 2022 State of Load Balancing report:
- 94% of enterprises have or will deploy apps via a multi-cloud environment by the end of 2023
- Over 79% of enterprises have or plan to have container-based applications in production in the next six months
- API security and WAF are increasingly moving to the forefront of web application protection
The NSX Advanced Load Balancing (Avi) team is at the forefront of addressing these latest trends to help organization put their best foot forward and meet the application delivery challenges head on. With VMware Explore 2022 Europe is just around the corner, we are so excited to meet with you from 7 – 10 November 2022 in Barcelona at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via and talk more about it.
Our customers and partners allow us to work on some remarkably interesting problems with application delivery and we will be sharing some of the exciting solutions our teams have been working on. We will demonstrate real-life solutions and ways to deploy the Avi solution in a diverse set of environments. We look forward to you joining us to get an exciting glimpse of the future for multi-cloud load balancing and application delivery from the edge to on-premises for the most demanding and sophisticated modern environments
Here is a summary of some interesting live sessions that you may be interested in. Don’t forget to register here first: Registration link.
For a complete list of VMware Explore sessions, visit the event Content Catalog.
BT Unifies Container Ingress with Avi Kubernetes Operator on Tanzu [NETB4051EUR]
To avoid a multi-vendor and multi-stack environment which is expensive and complex, British Telecom implemented a Tanzu based Container as a Service (CaaS) platform along with VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi) to provide a comprehensive container ingress and load balancing. British Telecom leveraged Avi across multiple Container Network Functions (CNFs) to maintain a consistent approach to L4 – L7 container ingress. Join British Telecom to learn about their journey in automating their CNF deployments with Avi. See how enhanced Avi capabilities are used to support real-time active/active scaling of a CNF and how Avi Kubernetes Operator (AKO) is used to manage specific integration requirements for both L4 (Load Balancing) and L7 (Ingress Controller) specific to each Container Function.
Accenture Partners with VMware for Multi-Cloud Load Balancing Strategy [NETB3072EUR]
As one of the world’s most preferred IT services and consulting partners, Accenture prides itself in providing their customers an application delivery experience with feature parity, centralized telemetry and unified API-driven automation on Multi-Cloud environments. To ensure seamless application delivery and uphold their SLAs, central orchestration and simplicity of use is the key to offering multi-cloud services. Accenture trusts VMWare NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi) to deliver on their promise where traditional legacy solutions fall short. Avi offers advanced load balancing and GSLB services across APJ, EMEA and US data centers, as well as public and private Clouds with unprecedented simplicity. Join the technical experts from Accenture and Avi to learn more know more about their experiences and watch a short demo.
Advances in Networking & Security for Multi-Cloud [SECK2445EUR]
How have we fared as an industry in becoming the disruptors and not the disrupted amid geopolitical forces, a hybrid workforce, and increasing ransomware? Join Tom Gillis as he shares insights on the new areas of disruption in security and networking. We need to think beyond the perimeter and the endpoint to clouds, containers, APIs and everything in between to win the battle. Learn how VMware uniquely delivers this for our customers.
Achieving Perfect Balance: How VMware IT Solved Load Balancing Challenges [EUSB1752EUR]
The load balancer landscape changes rapidly, and more workloads are moving to the cloud. There is also growing demand for load balancers to be very elastic. At VMware, our legacy load balancer lacked flexibility, cloud capabilities and elasticity. And native load balancers provided by major cloud providers were not advanced enough to support our application requirements. The solution? VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer. Hear how VMware IT solved its load balancer problems via the deployment of NSX Advanced Load Balancer. Topics covered include an architecture review, migration planning, Day 2 operations, use cases (on-premises deployments, cloud deployments, integration with Kubernetes containers), and lessons learned.
A Step-by-Step Demo to Set Up a Pre-Production Test Environment in 30 Minutes [NETB2238EURD]
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 jump box 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 web application firewall (WAF) to the ingress with full observability. Finally, automate the CI/CD pipeline using Ansible and Terraform.
First Line of Defense: Secure Ingress Before Attacks Reach Your Apps [SECB2152EURD]
Most 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.
Load Balancing Use Cases for VMware Horizon [MCL2478EURD]
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. Finally, we will cover design considerations for deploying NSX Advanced Load Balancer for Horizon.
Security Mindset: Changing the Way You Think About Enterprise Security [SECB2987EUR]
Highly successful event from VMware Explore SF is also being done at Europe also. Fully booked with 600 registrations! This time we have NSB-ALB application security highlighted.
Overview of this session:
People are at the heart of the modern IT organization – designing, deploying, and managing the best enterprise environments in the world. As technology rapidly evolves, so too must the people that manage those technologies. This begins with a changing mindset towards roles, responsibilities, and processes. This opening session for Day in The Life of a Cross-Functional Security War Room starts by exploring the concepts behind mindset and why it plays so heavily into personal, professional, and corporate success. We will identify how Carol Dweck’s work on fixed and growth mindsets map to how organizations either fail or thrive in today’s rapidly changing world of enterprise technology. Hear from a panel of guest speakers on how changing the way you think about network and security can drastically change your own personal career journey.
Hands on Labs
|SPL-HOL-2337-02-NET||NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Networks) – Global Server Load Balancing |
|SPL-HOL-2337-01-NET||VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Networks) - Getting Started |
|SPL-HOL-2337-03-NET||VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Networks) Web Application Security|
|SPL-HOL-2337-04-NET||VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Networks) and Kubernetes |
Whisper Suite sessions
Please contact your Sales Representative to schedule a session to discuss about roadmap and upcoming product enhancements and software releases.
Wednesday November 9, 2022
Lead by Chris Grice: 10.15 – 11.15 AM
Lead by Matt Adam: 12.45 – 1.45 PM
In addition to all these scheduled sessions, there is whole lot happening that you would not want to miss.
See you soon!