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vRA and NSX – Application Services and Design

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In the Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security post, I introduced some of the value and benefits of brining vRealize Automation and NSX together (be sure to give that a review before continuing). Now we’ll dive a bit deeper into the technical details of the integration to gain an understanding of how these solutions can Read more...

vRA and NSX – Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security

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Introduction In a software-defined world, infrastructure is defined by policies based on a set of requirements — prescribed by the business, applications, security or IT itself. Those policies are tied to a set of logic that integrates and automates a given service as needed, when needed. For its part in the SDDC stack, vRealize Automation Read more...
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Introducing vRealize Automation 7.3

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We are proud to introduce the latest version of vRealize Automation — 7.3, the next iteration of VMware’s industry-leading cloud automation platform. While this is a an incremental “dot” release on the outside, it packs a punch in feature/functionality on the inside. This release continues the trend of delivering awesome innovations, improved user experience and Read more...

vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation Video Guide

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Welcome to the vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation VIDEO Guide. This is a collection of all the videos making up the full vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation Guide. The guide (and these videos) was put together to help you deploy and configure a highly-available, production-worthy vRealize Automation 7.2 distributed environment, complete with SDDC integration (e.g. Read more...

Intro to Networking and Security Automation with vRA

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(this article was originally posted on virtualjad.com) Networking and security automation — and specifically the use of on-demand services — will continue to play a more significant role as NSX (and network virtualization in general) continues to become more and more prominent. Customers are still trying to understand the impacts of app-centric networking and whether or not Read more...

vRealize Automation 7.0 Spotlight Innovations Overview

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VMware’s much-anticipated announcement of vRealize Automation 7.0 (vRA 7) claimed the spotlight at VMworld EMEA 2015 in Barcelona.  The cloud management team had the opportunity to hosts several vRA sessions throughout the week to divulge many of the “spotlight innovations” being delivered with vRA 7.  Now it’s finally time to share with all of you Read more...