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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...

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...