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Physical Networks in the Virtualized Networking World

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[This post was co-authored by VMware’s Bruce Davie and Ken Duda from Arista Networks, and originally appeared on Network Heresy] Almost a year ago, we wrote a first post about our efforts to build virtual networks that span both virtual and physical resources. As we’ve moved beyond the first proofs of concept to customer trials for our Read more...
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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...
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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...
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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 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...
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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...
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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...

VMware NSX Labs Available in Hands-On Labs Online Portal

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At VMworld 2013 in San Francisco, we launched the VMware NSX network virtualization platform to the world. During the keynote, our CEO Pat Gelsinger was joined by representatives from CITI, GE and eBay to discuss the promise of network virtualization and VMware NSX, and more than 20 partners announced support for the platform. But perhaps the Read more...