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VMware NSX Virtualizes the Network to Transform Network Operations

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Summary: VMware announces VMware NSX™, the platform for network virtualization Leading Companies to Virtualize Their Networks to Speed Innovation Partner Ecosystem Aligns with VMware to Support Customer Transition to Virtual Networking Today at VMworld®, we announced VMware NSX, the platform for network virtualization. This announcement is another giant step for VMware as we evolve from Read more...

VMware NSX Partners: Best-in-Class Services For Virtual Networks

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Applications are strategic business assets and the lifeblood of data centers, and the primary role of IT operators is to ensure that applications are at all times available, fast, and secure. In order to achieve this, businesses rely on network-based services which can include basic security to sophisticated threat prevention, load balancing to assure delivery Read more...

Introducing VMware NSX – The Platform For Network Virtualization

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Executive Overview: Today’s data center is largely virtualized from a compute perspective, and has unleashed unprecedented benefits of agility, efficiency and capex/opex savings. What is less known is that virtual network access ports have exceeded physical network access ports in number, and this trend is accelerating. In fact, today, 40% of vAdmins manage virtual networks. Read more...

Networking and Security Session Guide for VMworld 2013

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So, you’re a network geek, security ninja or cloud architect and you’re wondering what to attend at VMworld 2013. Well, here’s your handy guide to the sessions at this year’s conference in San Francisco you will be most interested in.. This year we have a full agenda of networking and security track sessions. We recognize Read more...

7 Ways Network Virtualization Simplifies Your Life

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This past week was National Simplify Your Life Week. It was a time of year to organize your garage — or your sock drawer. It’s the week for eliminating all those unnecessary items in your life. In other words: it’s time to de-clutter so you can de-stress! Perhaps nowhere is the need for simplicity more Read more...

Network Virtualization In Action: Phoenix NAP

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Phoenix NAP® is a full service data center and primary network access point (NAP) offering cloud services, dedicated server hosting, colocation, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). William Bell, vice president of product development, cloud and enterprise services at Phoenix NAP, tells us that the company has implemented VMware network virtualization as a business-critical component of their new Read more...

Network Virtualization Production Deployments Continue to Rise

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It was interesting to read this post on TechTarget that posed the question, “Is network virtualization real or just vaporware?” The facts are pretty clear that network virtualization is being deployed in production networks today to create business opportunities and solve infrastructure challenges for real-world customers. For example, NTT Communications, one of the world’s largest Read more...

Network Virtualization – Monitoring And Troubleshooting Series

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This post was written by Martin Casado and Amar Padmanahban, with input from Scott Lowe, Bruce Davie, and T. Sridhar, and appeared on the Network Heresy Blog. There is a lot of discussion in the market surrounding. They will be publishing  a multi-part discussion on visibility and debugging in networks that provide network virtualization, and Read more...

What is a Distributed Firewall?

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In the post “What is Network Virtualization?” I described a model where the application’s complete L2-L7 virtual network is decoupled from hardware and moved into a software abstraction layer for the express purpose of automation and business agility. In this post I’ll focus on network security, and describe an imminent firewall form factor enabled by Read more...