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NSX-T 2.4

NSX-T Infrastructure Deployment Using Ansible

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VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.4 was a major release adding new functionality for virtualized network and security for public, private and hybrid clouds. The release includes a rich set of features including IPv6 support, context-aware firewall, network introspection features, a new intent-based networking user interface and many more. Along with these features, another important infrastructure Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC 1.7: New NSX Features

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The latest version of VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC (SDDC Version 1.7) was released recently and is being rolled out to customers. In this post, I’ll discuss the new NSX Networking and Security features. Looking at the features released in VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC 1.7 in the below diagram, we can see the features can be Read more...

VMware to Showcase NSX Service Mesh with Enterprise PKS at KubeCon EMEA

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Go Beyond Microservices with NSX Service Mesh Based on Istio and Envoy, VMware NSX Service Mesh provides discovery, visibility, control, and security of end-to-end transactions for cloud native applications. Announced at KubeCon NA 2018, NSX Service Mesh is currently in private Beta and interested users may sign up here. The design for NSX Service Mesh extends beyond Read more...

gRPC-Web and Istio: A Report from Service Mesh Day

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In this post I’ll briefly describe the problem in the gRPC domain and a solution based on gRPC-Web, Envoy proxy and Istio to neatly solve it. What is gRPC? gRPC is a universal, high-performance, open-source RPC framework based on HTTP/2. Essentially, it lets you easily define a service using Protocol Buffers (Protobufs), works across multiple Read more...

Distributed Firewall on VMware Cloud on AWS

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This blog post will provide a deep dive on the distributed firewall (DFW) on VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC on AWS). Let’s start with the basic concepts of a distributed firewall: Distributed Firewall Concepts The distributed firewall is an essential feature of NSX Data Center and essentially provides the ability to wrap virtual machines around a Read more...

VMware and Google Showcase Hybrid Cloud Deployment for Application Platform and Development Teams

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VMware and Google have been collaborating on a hybrid cloud for application platform and development teams. Both Google and VMware’s platforms are built on community-driven open-source technologies – namely Kubernetes, Envoy, and Istio. Having a common hybrid cloud foundation allows teams to run their applications on the optimal infrastructure and gives them more choice when Read more...
NSX-T 2.4

Guest Introspection Re-introduction for NSX-T 2.4

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(Re-)Introduction to Guest Introspection The Guest Introspection platform has been included in NSX Data Center for vSphere for several years, mostly as a replacement for the VMware vShield Endpoint product and providing customers the ability to plug in their VMware certified partner solutions to allow agent-less anti-virus and anti-malware protections for a variety of data Read more...

Switzerland’s Leading Provider of Customized Financial Services for Dental Facilities Ensures the Safe Handling of Patient Records

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The core business of Zahnärztekasse AG revolves around financial services for dentists and therefore secure patient records. The 33 employees look after the fee management of over 1,000 dental facilities in Switzerland. Recently, the company introduced a new level of security, because in the face of current threats and threats of cybercrime, sensitive data can Read more...

Cross-vCenter NSX at the Center for Advanced Public Safety

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Jason Foster is an IT Manager at the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama. The Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) originally developed a software that provided crash reporting and data analytics software for the State of Alabama. Today, CAPS specializes in custom software mostly in the realm of law enforcement Read more...