Latest Posts

Networking and Security Session Guide for VMworld 2013

posted

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

posted

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

posted

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

posted

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

posted

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?

posted

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...

Thinking Out Loud: The Future of VLANs

posted

This post originally appeared on the blog of Scott Lowe, a member of the VMware team and is a tremendous resource for information about all things virtualization.  It’s interesting to me how much the idea of a VLAN has invaded the consciousness of data center IT professionals. Data center folks primarily tasked with managing compute workloads are nearly Read more...

The Future For Network Engineers

posted

Like many of you out there, I am a Network Engineer. We have spent much of our professional lives learning about networking technologies. We’ve invested countless hours studying for certification exams, designing customer networks, learning about product capabilities, network scalability, network management and operations. Oh, network operations…dare we count the number of sleepless nights spent Read more...

Video Interview with Martin Casado on Network Virtualization

posted

In case you missed it at Interop Las Vegas this year, VMware’s Martin Casado joined Rajiv Ramaswami of Broadcom and Rajeev Nagar of Microsoft on a great networking panel moderated by 451 Research Chief Analyst Eric Hanselman.  You can see the full session here. After the session, Martin sat with Steve Wylie, GM of Cloud Read more...