Transforming IT Security in Three Key Steps

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Several years ago, the CEO of a Fortune 100 company remarked: “If you went to bed last night as an industrial company, you’re going to wake up this morning as a software and analytics company.” Today, these words are more true than ever—but so is the reality that the digital transformation in business has also 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...

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...

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...

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...

VMware NSX and vRNI Enabling Customer Operations

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Recently, we had a customer challenge our team to prove to them the operational gains and demonstrate the cross-functional tooling VMware provides to assist them in scaling from zero to hundreds of VMs on the platform.  Our goal was simple –  exhibit a complete lifecycle for any customer to go from evaluation to production operation Read more...

VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 Book Available!

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VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 is available for free download! VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 is a concise book that provides the necessary information to guide organizations interested in bolstering their security posture through the implementation of micro-segmentation.VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 highlights the importance of micro-segmentation in enabling better data center cyber hygiene. It also provides the knowledge and Read more...

Getting Started with VMware NSX Distributed Firewall – Part 2

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In Part 1, I covered traditional segmentation options. Here, I introduce VMware NSX Distributed Firewall for micro-segmentation, showing step-by-step how it can be deployed in an existing vSphere environment. Now, I have always wanted a distributed firewall. Never understood why I had to allow any more access to my servers than was absolutely necessary. Why Read more...

Getting Started with VMware NSX Distributed Firewall – Part 1

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Who saw it coming that segmentation would be a popular term in 2015?!? Gartner analyst Greg Young was almost apologetic when he kicked off the Network Segmentation Best Practices session at the last Gartner Security Summit. As a professional with a long history in the enterprise firewall space, I know I found it odd at Read more...