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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...

VMware NSX Runs Great on VCE Vblock Systems

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Last week at EMC World in Las Vegas, one of the industry’s best offerings in converged infrastructure was on display. The adoption of converged infrastructure is becoming increasingly common in many organizations. In fact, research estimates that the total addressable market for converged infrastructure will reach $402B by 2017. Companies are taking advantage of converged Read more...

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...