Introducing VMware AppDefense – Expanding beyond micro-segmentation to threat detection and response

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Hopefully, you have heard the news today! We couldn’t be more excited to announce the general availability of VMware AppDefense, our new security solution. AppDefense bolsters the micro-segmentations threat prevention capabilities delivered by NSX with data center endpoint threat detection and response. It’s no secret that organizations are spending more money than ever on security. It’s also no surprise that Read more...

Disaster Recovery with VMware NSX-v and Zerto

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Note, this is a reposting of the blog that I initially posted here on humairahmed.com. In a prior blog, VMware NSX and SRM: Disaster Recovery Overview and Demo, I described and demoed how VMware NSX and SRM with vSphere Replication combined provide for an enhanced disaster recovery (DR) solution. SRM also provides additional integration with NSX when Read more...

NSX Experience Day Planning for Operational Transformation: Key Resources

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Our Experience Day is a deep dive into operationalizing NSX.  This half-day working session includes breakouts, workbook assignments (summaries, checklists, and Q&A), and deep discussions with peers.  To realize the benefits of network virtualization, organizations will want to assess and execute an operational plan that spans across people, process, and technology.  You and your organization Read more...
Figure 3: Cross-VC NSX and F5 BIG-IP DNS Multi-site Deployment

Multi-site Active-Active Solutions with NSX-V and F5 BIG-IP DNS

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I’ve written several prior blogs on multi-site solutions with NSX-V discussing topics such as fundamentals, design options, multi-site security, and disaster recovery; see below links to review some of the prior material. In this post, I’ll discuss how VMware NSX-V and F5 BIG-IP DNS (prior known as F5 GTM) can be used together for Active/Active 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...

Introducing VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3 & VMware NSX-T 1.1 

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This past week at VMware has been quite exciting! Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, reported on the Q4 2016 earnings call that VMware NSX has more than 2,400 customers exiting 2016. Today, we continue that momentum by announcing new releases of our two different VMware NSX platforms – VMware NSX™ for vSphere® 6.3 and VMware NSX-T Read more...
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NSX Growth and Success in 2016

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Last week VMware hosted its Q4 2016 earnings call and shared financial results. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and the executive team have frequently highlighted VMware NSX growth and success on these calls. For Q4, NSX license bookings grew over 50 percent year-over-year. Annualizing our Q4 total bookings for NSX, it is now at a $1B Read more...
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Hot Off The Press: NSX Light Board Videos

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At the start of 2016 we began a series of VMware NSX light board videos. The goal has been to highlight the use cases and capabilities driving the adoption of network virtualization today. Through the use of a light board, these NSX  experts quickly sketch out the technology and business drivers around network virtualization with NSX. At the end of Read more...

Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX and Palo Alto Networks Security

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In a prior post, Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX: Consistent Security and Micro-segmentation Across Sites, we discussed how Cross-VC NSX provides micro-segmentation and consistent security across multiple sites. We looked at five reasons to seriously consider Cross-VC NSX for a multi-site solution in terms of security alone: centralized management, consistent security across vCenter domains/sites, security policies follow the workload(s), ease of Read more...