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...

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...