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...

Automating a Multi-Action Security Workflow with VMware NSX

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This post was written by VMware’s John Dias, (VCP-DCV), Sr. Systems Engineer, Cloud Management Solutions Engineering Team, and Hadar Freehling, Security & Compliance Systems Engineer Specialist *** Through a joint effort with Hadar Freehling, one of my esteemed peers here at VMware, we co-developed a proof-of-concept workflow for a network security use case.  Hadar created a short Read more...

Using Differentiated Services to Tame Elephants

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This post was co-authored by Justin Pettit, Staff Engineer, Networking & Security Business Unit at VMware, and Ravi Shekhar, Distinguished Engineer, S3BU at Juniper Networks. ******************** As discussed in other blog posts and presentations, long-lived, high-bandwidth flows (elephants) can negatively affect short-lived flows (mice). Elephant flows send more data, which can lead to queuing delays for latency-sensitive mice. VMware Read more...

A Customer Perspective: VMware NSX, Micro-Segmentation & Next-Generation Security

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VMware NSX and Palo Alto Networks are transforming the data center by combining the fast provisioning of network and security services with next-generation security protection for East-West traffic. At VMworld, John Spiegel, Global IS Communications Manager for Columbia Sportswear will take the stage to discuss their architecture, their micro-segmentation use case and their experience. This is session SEC1977 taking place on Read more...

Physical Networks in the Virtualized Networking World

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[This post was co-authored by VMware’s Bruce Davie and Ken Duda from Arista Networks, and originally appeared on Network Heresy] Almost a year ago, we wrote a first post about our efforts to build virtual networks that span both virtual and physical resources. As we’ve moved beyond the first proofs of concept to customer trials for our Read more...

Geneve, VXLAN, and Network Virtualization Encapsulations

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In this post, Bruce Davie and T. Sridhar of VMware’s Networking and Security Business Unit take a look at a proposed a new encapsulation protocol that would standardize how traffic is tunneled over the physical infrastructure by network overlay software. ++++ For as long as we’ve been doing Network Virtualization, there has been debate about how best to Read more...

VMware NSX Runs Great on VCE Vblock Systems

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Last week at EMC World in Las Vegas, one of the industry’s best offerings in converged infrastructure was on display. The adoption of converged infrastructure is becoming increasingly common in many organizations. In fact, research estimates that the total addressable market for converged infrastructure will reach $402B by 2017. Companies are taking advantage of converged Read more...

Guest Post – When Pets Meet Cattle: OpenStack and VMware, Part 1

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VMware is the industry’s leading enterprise virtualization software company. So it’s not surprising that one of the most common questions asked by enterprises considering OpenStack is: “How does OpenStack integrate with VMware vSphere and VMware NSX?” In November 2013, Mirantis and VMware set forth plans to work together on integrating Mirantis OpenStack with vSphere and NSX. Now, as Read more...