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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...

Network Security: The VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform’s Hidden Gem

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This week, we announced a new joint solution with our partner Palo Alto Networks that will automate and accelerate the deployment of next-generation network security with centralized management across physical and virtual domains. You can read the full announcement about the forthcoming integrated solution from our companies in our press release here. For most data Read more...

VMware @ OpenStack Summit Hong Kong

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Next week in Hong Kong, the VMware team will have a major presence at the OpenStack Summit, and we have an ever-growing presence on the agenda of speaking sessions and demos. As we did with the Portland show, he is a show planner with a schedule of all the VMware sessions. Here’s a snapshot of Read more...

VMware Announces General Availability of VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform

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Today at VMworld® in Barcelona, we once again highlighted VMware NSX, the platform for network virtualization. More importantly, we announced general availability of VMware NSX. Interested customers should contact their VMware representative who can put them in touch directly with a VMware NSX specialist. Originally announced at VMworld in San Francisco, VMware NSX represents another Read more...

VMware NSX, Convergence, and Reforming Operational Visibility for the SDDC

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Through convergence, VMware NSX will substantially reform operational visibility for the era of the software-defined data center Executive Summary Since the launch at VMworld 2013, much of the discussion about VMware NSX has been focused on its core properties of agile and fully automated network provisioning; the ability to create fully functional L2-L7 virtual networks Read more...

Network Virtualization: The Holy Grail of Workload Agility

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This is a guest post from vCloud Service Provider Logicworks which originally appeared on the VMware vCloud Blog. You can read more from Logicworks on their blog, Gathering Clouds. Everyone is familiar with virtualization. It’s become the IT standard for achieving greater levels of resource efficiency and functionality. While it’s just a tool, the vast Read more...