Organizations Can Be Twice As Secure at Half the Cost

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Last week at VMworld, Pat Gelsinger made a statement that got folks buzzing. During his keynote, he said that integrating security into the virtualization layer would result in organizations being twice as secure at half the cost. As a long-time security guy, statements like that can seem a little bold, but VMware has data, and Read more...

VMware NSX – It’s About the Platform Ecosystem

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The basis of competition has shifted from individual products and technologies to platforms, but with everyone aspiring to be a platform the bar is set high. A platform must be a value-creation entity, underpinned by a robust architecture that includes a set of well-integrated software artifacts and programming interfaces to enable reuse and extensibility by Read more...

3 Months on the Road: What I heard from VMware NSX Customers

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After three consecutive months attending 75 customer meetings throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, I came away with plenty of frequent flyer miles and, more importantly, tons of insight to share with you. What I learned from customers is that VMware NSX is truly a game-changer. And as we exit the second quarter, the list Read more...

VMware and Docker Deliver Greater Speeds through the Right Controls

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This post was co-authored by Guido Appenzeller, CTSO of Networking and Security (@appenz), and Scott Lowe, Engineering Architect, Networking and Security Business Unit (@scott_lowe) In today’s business environment, companies are being asked to go faster than ever before: faster time to market, faster response to customers, faster reactions to market shifts. Having a good idea Read more...

Deploying VMware NSX with Horizon

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As part of the recent launch of Horizon 6, Tony Paikeday, senior product line manager, End-User Computing, VMware, takes a look at the value proposition of deploying the VMware NSX network virtualization platform together with Horzon. Deploying VMware NSX with Horizon VMware NSX, deployed with Horizon, offers a better alternative to securing east-west traffic between Read more...

A Customer Perspective: VMware NSX, Micro-Segmentation & Next-Generation Security

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VMware NSX and Palo Alto Networks are transforming the data center by combining the fast provisioning of network and security services with next-generation security protection for East-West traffic. At VMworld, John Spiegel, Global IS Communications Manager for Columbia Sportswear will take the stage to discuss their architecture, their micro-segmentation use case and their experience. This is session SEC1977 taking place on 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...