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...

VMware NSX Technology Partner Ecosystem Session Guide #VMworld 2016

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Looking to learn more about how VMware is collaborating with industry leaders and emerging startups to solve customer problems around a range of strategic initiatives and use cases? We have sessions covering strategic initiatives like security, automation, and application continuity, as well as more tactical use cases like micro-segmentation, IT automating IT, disaster recovery, and Read more...

Micro-segmentation with Service Insertion – NSX Securing "Anywhere" Part IV

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Welcome to part 4 in the Micro-Segmentation Defined– NSX Securing “Anywhere”  blog series. Today we will cover the role of NSX as a foundational security platform through NSX Micro-segmentation with Service Insertion. Previous topics covered in this series includes Part I –    Micro-segmentation Defined Part II –  Securing Physical environments Part III –Operationalizing Micro-segmentation Read more...

Cross Continental vMotion with VMware NSX and IBM SoftLayer Cloud

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Ten years ago, using VMware vMotion to migrate a Virtual Machine from one server to another, even in the same rack without interruption, was considered black magic, prompting raised eyebrows and a flurry of questions.  Today, it takes quite a bit more than just a standard host-to-host vMotion to solicit a similar response.Recently however, we Read more...

Advanced VMware NSX Security Services with Check Point vSEC

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VMware NSX provides an integrated Distributed Firewall (DFW), which offers L2-L4 security at the vNIC level and protects East-West traffic, and an Edge Firewall provided by the Edge Services Gateway (ESG), which offers L2-L4 security at the edge and protects North-South traffic in and out of the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Read more...

VMware NSX – It’s About the Platform Ecosystem

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The basis of competition has shifted from individual products and technologies to platforms, but with everyone aspiring to be a platform the bar is set high. A platform must be a value-creation entity, underpinned by a robust architecture that includes a set of well-integrated software artifacts and programming interfaces to enable reuse and extensibility by Read more...

Introducing New VCE VxBlock Systems with Integrated VMware NSX

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Last month, we outlined VMware’s vision for helping customers achieve one cloud for any application and any device. We believe the prevailing model for cloud adoption will be the hybrid cloud, and the best architecture for achieving the hybrid cloud is through a software-defined data center architecture. The fastest path to building reliable infrastructure for the hybrid Read more...

VMware NSX Loves Hardware

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One of the core value propositions of VMware NSX is ability to take advantage of any underlying hardware infrastructure and deliver a fully decoupled virtualized network in software. VMware NSX loves a good hardware fabric,. But that’s not the only hardware VMware NSX loves. The votes have been cast and counted, and we are pleased Read more...