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Service-defined Firewall Benchmark and Solution Architecture

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Today we are happy to introduce the Service-defined Firewall Validation Benchmark report and Solution Architecture document. Firewalls and firewalling technology have come a very long way in thirty years. To understand how VMware is addressing the demands of modern application frameworks, while addressing top concerns for present day CISO’s, let’s take a brief look at Read more...

Avi Networks Now Part of VMware

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By Tom Gillis, SVP/GM of Networking and Security BU When we first announced our intent to acquire Avi Networks, the excitement within our customer base, with industry watchers and within our own business was overwhelming. IDC analysts wrote, “In announcing its intent to acquire software ADC vendor Avi Networks, VMware both enters the ADC market Read more...

Light Board Video Series: VMware NSX Cloud

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Over the last decade there has been a gradual, continuous shift of enterprise software applications away from the data center and towards one or multiple public clouds. As more and more applications are built natively in public clouds like AWS or Azure, the management of networking and security for those workloads becomes more complex: each Read more...

Financial Services Company Becomes More Secure and Agile

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Flexible IT Infrastructure Required for Operation Being #1 has its own kind of pressure. When you’re #2 in the market you have a clear goal: topple the #1. What’s the mindset of a market leader? Watch your back? Protect what you have? Ignore everything? Harel lnsurance lnvestments & Financial Services is the leader of Israel’s Read more...

VMware Announces Intent to Acquire Avi Networks to Deliver Software-Defined ADC for the Multi-Cloud Era

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By Tom Gillis, SVP/GM of Networking and Security BU Today I’m excited to announce that VMware has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Avi Networks, a leader of software-defined application delivery services for the multicloud era. Our vision at VMware is to deliver the “public cloud experience” to developers regardless of what underlying infrastructure they Read more...
NSX-T 2.4

NSX-T Infrastructure Deployment Using Ansible

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VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.4 was a major release adding new functionality for virtualized network and security for public, private and hybrid clouds. The release includes a rich set of features including IPv6 support, context-aware firewall, network introspection features, a new intent-based networking user interface and many more. Along with these features, another important infrastructure Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC 1.7: New NSX Features

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The latest version of VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC (SDDC Version 1.7) was released recently and is being rolled out to customers. In this post, I’ll discuss the new NSX Networking and Security features. Looking at the features released in VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC 1.7 in the below diagram, we can see the features can be Read more...

VMware to Showcase NSX Service Mesh with Enterprise PKS at KubeCon EMEA

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Go Beyond Microservices with NSX Service Mesh Based on Istio and Envoy, VMware NSX Service Mesh provides discovery, visibility, control, and security of end-to-end transactions for cloud native applications. Announced at KubeCon NA 2018, NSX Service Mesh is currently in private Beta and interested users may sign up here. The design for NSX Service Mesh extends beyond Read more...

gRPC-Web and Istio: A Report from Service Mesh Day

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In this post I’ll briefly describe the problem in the gRPC domain and a solution based on gRPC-Web, Envoy proxy and Istio to neatly solve it. What is gRPC? gRPC is a universal, high-performance, open-source RPC framework based on HTTP/2. Essentially, it lets you easily define a service using Protocol Buffers (Protobufs), works across multiple Read more...