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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...

VMware at RSA Conference 2014 (#RSAC)

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Summary: Company outlines vision for security in the Software-Defined Data Center Product and partner demonstrations in Booth #1615 to showcase growing security portfolio New PCI-DSS 3.0 and FedRAMP reference architectures to be presented Throughout its history, RSA Conference has consistently attracted the world’s best and brightest in the security field, creating opportunities for attendees to Read more...

Deploying VMware NSX with Cisco UCS and Nexus 7000

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VMware NSX network virtualization software makes it possible for IT organizations to obtain new levels of business agility, allowing you to deploy advanced policy based network services for your applications as quickly as a virtual machine, today, leveraging your existing physical network infrastructure or next generation network hardware from any vendor. Back in September, I Read more...

VMware NSX: Helping Make the Software-Defined Data Center Real in 2014

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Software is the foundation that is powering the next evolution of networks and data center infrastructure in today’s digital age. The manifestation of this trend is the software-defined data center, which gains momentum in the market on a daily basis. VMware is committed to providing the knowledge required for the adoption of the new operating Read more...

Elephant Flow Mitigation via Virtual-Physical Communication

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Note: this post was developed jointly by Justin Pettit of VMware and Mark Pearson of HP, with additional content from VMware’s Martin Casado and Bruce Davie. A recent Network Heresy post “Of Mice and Elephants” discussed the impact long-lived flows (elephants) have on their short-lived peers (mice).  A quick summary is that, in a datacenter, Read more...

VMware NSX is Off and Running In 2014

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This afternoon, VMware announced Q4 2013 and FY2013 earnings. The results can be found here in our earnings press release. During the earnings call, we provided an update on VMware NSX momentum which we want to share with you. In the fourth quarter, we delivered VMware NSX, our network virtualization platform, which we believe will Read more...

Network Virtualization in 2014

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As 2013 comes to a close, it’s time to pull out the crystal ball and make some predictions about 2014—specifically, about what we’re likely to see in the Network Virtualization space in the coming year. The safest prediction I can make is that Network Virtualization will see a significant uptick in adoption next year. That’s Read more...

Distributed virtual and physical routing in VMware NSX for vSphere

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NOTE – this post originally appeared on Bradhedlund.com This post is intended to be a primer on the distributed routing in VMware NSX for vSphere, using a basic scenario of L3 forwarding between both virtual and physical subnets. I’m not going to bore you with all of the laborious details, just the stuff that matters for the purpose of this discussion. Read more...