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VMworld 2014 Networking and Security Session Guide

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At last year’s show, we introduced you to VMware NSX, and presented a vision for how network virtualization will fundamentally change data center networking. We focused a lot on what NSX is, what it does, and why you should start planning to virtualize your network. This year, we’re still focused on the basics. We have Read more...

VMware NSX Customer Story: Colt Decreases Data Center Networking Complexity

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Adoption of network virtualization and SDN technologies from VMware and Arista Networks simplifies cloud infrastructure and enables automation to reduce timescales of cloud and network service provisioning Offering the largest enterprise-class cloud footprint in Europe, Colt, an established leader in delivering integrated network, data center, voice and IT services, has implemented software-  defined networking [SDN] Read more...

VMware NSX Use Case – Simplifying Disaster Recovery (Part 2)

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Nicolas Vermandé (VCDX#055) is practice lead for Private Cloud & Infrastructure  at Kelway, a VMware partner. Nicolas covers the Software-Defined Data Center on his blog www.my-sddc.om, This is Part 2 in a series of posts the describes a specific use case for VMware NSX in the context of Disaster Recovery. Here’s part 1, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Deploying the environment Now let’s see 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...

VMware NSX Use Case – Simplifying Disaster Recovery (Part 1)

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Nicolas Vermandé (VCDX#055) is practice lead for Private Cloud & Infrastructure  at Kelway, a VMware partner. Nicolas covers the Software-Defined Data Center on his blog www.my-sddc.om, This series of posts describes a specific use case for VMware NSX in the context of Disaster Recovery. The goal is to demonstrate the routing and programmability capabilities through a lab scenario. 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...

Getting Started with VMware NSX Part II – Building Virtual Networks

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In the previous post we took a look at the simplicity of deploying VMware NSX into a new or existing VMware environment. This post looks to develop upon our existing infrastructure and build out a three-tier application with a Web, App and Database tier. Application Topology This application displayed above highlights what this blog seeks to build out. Note that there are 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...

Micro-Segmentation: VMware NSX's Killer Use Case

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The advantages a software-defined data center, using network virtualization as a core underpinning, include service delivery speed, operational efficiency, reduced hardware dependency and lower cost. However, by far the most popular use case by customers thus far has been the use of NSX for network microsegmentation. Why? Because perimeter-centric network security has proven insufficient, and Read more...

Getting Started with VMware NSX Part I – Preparation

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This short series will focus on how virtualization administrators and network engineers alike can easily and efficiently deploy VMware NSX and network virtualization into their existing environments. From the simple and seamless installation, building your first virtual network to management and administration of an NSX environment, this series will highlight how easy it is to Read more...