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VMware SDDC with NSX Expands to AWS

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I prior shared this post on the LinkedIN publishing platform and my personal blog at HumairAhmed.com. There has been a lot of interest in the VMware Cloud on AWS  (VMC on AWS) service since its announcement and general availability. Writing this brief introductory post, the response  received confirmed the interest and value consumers see in Read more...

VMware Closes Acquisition of VeloCloud Networks

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As applications and data continue to be distributed more broadly from the data center to the edge, customers are increasingly relying on software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) versus traditional networking for flexible, secure connectivity.  It’s for this reason that I am pleased to share that we officially closed our acquisition of VeloCloud Networks today, bringing their Read more...

Terminology Tuesday Presents: ZTP

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                ZTP stands for Zero Touch Provisioning.  And, as a quick google search will quickly reveal, many other things as well.   Back to our ZTP.  ZTP is the process by which new network switches and routers can be configured without much human involvement.   Notice that I said Read more...

Introducing NSX-T 2.1 with Pivotal Integration

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Application architectures are evolving. That shouldn’t be news to anyone. Today, emerging app architectures that leverage container-based workloads and microservices are becoming mainstream, moving from science projects in development labs to enterprise production deployments at scale. The benefits are clear. Developers and the application lifecycle, become faster, more productive, more agile, and more responsive to Read more...
VMware Booth at AWS re:Invent

Come Visit Us at AWS re:Invent!

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We’ll be at AWS re:INVENT in Las Vegas all week (Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2017)! Come say hi to the NSX Team at the VMware booth (#900 right as you walk in the main entrance) in the Expo Hall at the Venetian Hotel.  Stop by our booth to… Check out a quick demo on VMware NSX Read more...
Terminology Tuesday: This is Blockchain

Terminology Tuesday Presents: Blockchain

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Think of Blockchain as primarily two things.  1) A peer-to-peer technology 2) A way of keeping a public record. The technological backing of Blockchain is the ability to have many (many) computers host the same information.  Snippets of code (known as blocks) are duplicated and maintained in so many different places rendering fraud impossible.  The Read more...

Securing Native Cloud Workloads with VMware NSX Cloud Blog Series – Part 1: Getting Started

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Introduction As businesses evaluate their applications in the constantly evolving world of IT, new strategies are emerging for delivery. These strategies include keeping applications on-premises or moving them to one or more public cloud providers. These public clouds come with their own networking and security constructs and policy management. This results in a new set of Read more...

Terminology Tuesday Presents: Microservices

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Microservices is the philosophy of designing software programs by breaking what used to be a singular function or command into multiple components, known as services.  The ultimate goal is to reduce complexity and increase speed (basically the goal of anything nowadays).   Think of Thanksgiving.  A traditional approach would have the same person cook the Read more...

Remote User Authentication and RBAC with NSX-T

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Remote user authentication and role based access control (RBAC) is an important requirement when deploying new systems in an organization, particularly in the networking world. For that matter, systems typically leverage RADIUS or Active Directory (AD) servers, to name a few. NSX-T integrates with VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) to get the following benefits related to Read more...

Top 5 From The Last 3 Months

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  In the year 2017, news comes at you fast. So, it’s easy to miss the important or informational items that just weren’t on your radar when they first arrived. While we believe VMware NSX should be firmly on everyone’s virtualization radar, we understand that you may miss a few items from time to time. Read more...