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NSX Layer 2 VPN: Deploying for datacentre migrations

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In my previous post, NSX Layer 2 VPN: Migrating workloads between Datacentres, I described the process and theory behind using an NSX Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) to migrate workloads from a soon-to-be-retired VLAN backed datacentre, to an NSX Managed logical switch backed datacentre. In this post I will take you through the deployment of the Read more...

NSX Layer 2 VPN: Migrating workloads between Datacentres

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Selecting a migration strategy As a consultant within the NSX PSO practice, one of the conversations that comes up with customers often is how NSX enables migration from a legacy datacentre to an NSX managed datacentre. This was the case with a customer recently who were looking to move out of a datacentre that was Read more...

What’s Your #TechConfession?

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    Think back to the first moment you fell in love with technology. Was it love at first deployment? What about developing code to trick your school’s bell system into letting your class out early? If you love all things technology, or you’re a technologist, then you should definitely put #TechConfessions, the podcast and Read more...

Ready for Take-Off with Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, and vSphere

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A complex and diverse world Singapore. Etihad. Wow. I always found it impressive when airlines were able to build a business and a brand without a significant domestic customer base to start off from. They instead focus on the global market, which is much more challenging. There is a competitive landscape of many players. There Read more...

NSX-T: Multi-Tiered Routing Architecture

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Multi-tenancy exists in some shape or form in almost every network, but we’ve come to learn that not every operator or administrator has a unified definition of what that means exactly. For an Enterprise network, it can often be viewed as the separation of tenants based on different business units, departments, different security/network policies or Read more...

Context-Aware Micro-segmentation – Remote Desktop Session Host Enhancements for Citrix

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In a previous post by my colleague, Stijn, discussed the new changes to how NSX for vSphere 6.4 handles Remote Desktop Session Host, RDSH, systems with the Identity-based Firewall and context-aware micro-segmentation. RDSH is an underlying technology from Microsoft that many vendors take advantage of to provide overlay management and application deployment technologies for.  In Read more...

Introducing VMware NSX-T Reference Design

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Available now is the VMware NSX-T Reference Design Guide, a deployment path to adopting NSX with diverse multi-domain workload requirements – multi-cloud (private/public), multi-hypervisor, and multiple application frameworks (VMs, PaaS and containers).   Since VMware acquired Nicira almost five years ago, NSX for vSphere has become de-facto standard for private cloud solutions, delivering key use Read more...

Context-Aware Micro-segmentation – Remote Desktop Session Host Enhancements for VMware Horizon

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In a previous post my colleague, Stijn, discussed the enhancements to how NSX for vSphere 6.4 handles Remote Desktop Session Host, RDSH, systems with the Identity-based Firewall and Context-Aware Micro-segmentation. Remote Desktop Services is an underlying technology from Microsoft that many vendors take advantage of to provide overlay management and application deployment technologies for.  In Read more...

Context-Aware Micro-segmentation – an innovative approach to Application and User Identity Firewall

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Summary: With Context-awareness, NSX for vSphere 6.4 enables customers to enforce policy based on Application and Protocol Identification and expands the Identity Firewall support to Multiple User Sessions. A few weeks ago, VMware released version 6.4 of NSX for vSphere.  The 6.4 release brings many new features, with Context-awareness being key from a security perspective. Read more...