NSX-T: Routing where you need it (Part 2, North-South Routing)

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In the first part of this blog series, NSX-T: Routing where you need it (Part 1), I discussed how East-West (E-W) routing is completely distributed on NSX-T and how routing is done by the Distributed Router (DR) running as a kernel module in each hypervisor.  In this post, I will explain how North-South (N-S) routing Read more...

VMware NSX Micro-segmentation – Horizon 7

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Organizations that embark on the journey of building our virtual desktop environments, are taking traditionally external endpoints and bringing them into the data center.  These endpoints are now closer and most times, reside on the same networking infrastructure as the backend application servers that they may access. These endpoints run Windows or even Linux desktop Read more...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Real World Use Cases for NSX and Pivotal Cloud Foundry

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Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is the leading PaaS solution for enterprise customers today, providing a fast way to convert their ideas from conception to production. This is achieved by providing a platform to run their code in any cloud and any language taking care of all the infrastructure “stuff” for them. From building the container Read more...