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Use a Zero Trust Approach to Protect Against WannaCry

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Micro-segmentation with VMware NSX compartmentalizes the data center to contain the lateral spread of ransomware attacks such as WannaCry On May 12 2017, reports began to appear of the WannaCry malware attacking organizations worldwide in one of the largest ransomware cyber incidents to date. The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) has reported more than 200,000 attacks Read more...

Enabling the Software-Defined Branch with NSX

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Reimagining the edge While the importance of the cloud is obvious to anyone, the increasing importance of the edge is often overlooked.  As digitization and the Internet of Things are  leading to an exponential growth in the number of devices, the amount of data that is being generated by sensors in devices such as self-driving-cars, mobile endpoints Read more...

3 Ways Organizations Use NSX for Application Continuity

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Five example customers using NSX to enable application continuity for their business No one looks forward to data center outages. Not the business leaders who fear revenue loss from applications being down, nor the heroic IT admin whose pager is going off at 3:00 AM. Therefore many critical data centers have a sister location and some form Read more...

The NSX Mindset

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The NSX Mindset: one’s mental capability to be a determined leader and catalyst for change in the way a company designs, implements, manages, and operates networking and security. Change isn’t easy.  Especially when it involves something personal.  Unfortunately, though, it happens whether we like it or not.  In the world of information technology change is Read more...

ICSA Labs Certifies NSX Micro-segmentation Capabilities

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VMware NSX  has achieved ICSA labs Corporate Firewall Certification. With the release of NSX for vSphere® 6.3, VMware has not only introduced several key security features such as Application Rule Manager and Endpoint Monitoring, which provide deep visibility into the application, and enable a rapid zero-trust deployment, but has also achieved Corporate Firewall Certification in independent Read more...

401k, ROTH IRA, and NSX, Wait What?

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Today is “tax day” here in the United States where the deadline to file your personal income taxes is due and many of us are looking at our tax burden, investments, and how to deal with the 4 million words in the U.S. tax code. So why not take this day to compare the complexity Read more...

VMware NSX Unplugged: Networking Field Day (#NFD15)

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Being a product of the 90’s, one of my favorite past times was MTV’s “Unplugged” series. Whether it was Pearl Jam, or 10,000 Maniacs, or Eric Clapton, there was something about the acoustic, raw, uncut nature of the show that drew me in and made me look at my favorite bands in a new way. Read more...

Getting Started with NSX Load Balancing

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In my conversations with customers and peers, load balancing is becoming an increasingly popular discussion.  Why you may ask?  Simple, load balancing is a critical component for most enterprise applications to provide both availability and scalability to the system.  Over the last decade we have moved from bare metal servers to virtual servers and from Read more...