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The NSX Mindset

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The NSX Mindset: one’s mental capability to be a determined leader and catalyst for change in the way a company designs, implements, manages, and operates networking and security. Change isn’t easy.  Especially when it involves something personal.  Unfortunately, though, it happens whether we like it or not.  In the world of information technology change is Read more...

ICSA Labs Certifies NSX Micro-segmentation Capabilities

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VMware NSX  has achieved ICSA labs Corporate Firewall Certification. With the release of NSX for vSphere® 6.3, VMware has not only introduced several key security features such as Application Rule Manager and Endpoint Monitoring, which provide deep visibility into the application, and enable a rapid zero-trust deployment, but has also achieved Corporate Firewall Certification in independent Read more...

401k, ROTH IRA, and NSX, Wait What?

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Today is “tax day” here in the United States where the deadline to file your personal income taxes is due and many of us are looking at our tax burden, investments, and how to deal with the 4 million words in the U.S. tax code. So why not take this day to compare the complexity Read more...

VMware NSX Unplugged: Networking Field Day (#NFD15)

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Being a product of the 90’s, one of my favorite past times was MTV’s “Unplugged” series. Whether it was Pearl Jam, or 10,000 Maniacs, or Eric Clapton, there was something about the acoustic, raw, uncut nature of the show that drew me in and made me look at my favorite bands in a new way. Read more...

Getting Started with NSX Load Balancing

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In my conversations with customers and peers, load balancing is becoming an increasingly popular discussion.  Why you may ask?  Simple, load balancing is a critical component for most enterprise applications to provide both availability and scalability to the system.  Over the last decade we have moved from bare metal servers to virtual servers and from Read more...

Developer-Ready Infrastructure: NSX and Pivotal

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Organizations across industries are embarking on their journey of Digital Transformation. Time-to-market has become very crucial to the bottom-line and companies need to accelerate their application/services delivery and go from concept to production in record time. Organizations are embracing containers, micro-service based architectures, Continuous Delivery and Integration tools as they are completely trying to change Read more...

Micro-segmentation of Applications using Application Rule Manager

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“Micro-Segmentation provides a way to build a zero-trust network – where all networks, perimeters and application are inherently untrusted.” – declared Forrester Consulting in 2015 with their white paper Leveraging Micro-Segmentation to build zero-trust model.  The last mile in creating a truly zero-trust network implies not trusting each application and also tiers within an application (Figure 1). Read more...

Application Rule Manager (ARM) Practical Implementation – Healthcare

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This post originally appears as part of a series of VMware NSX in Healthcare blogs on Geoff Wilmington’s blog, vWilmo. To read more about VMware NSX and its applications in healthcare, check out Geoff’s blog series. VMware NSX 6.3 introduces a new toolset within NSX that can be leveraged for quick micro-segmentation planning. The Application Read more...