Simple, Efficient, and Modern: VMware NSX introduces new HTML5 UI

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Along with the advancements in context-aware micro-segmentation and network virtualization, we are also continually raising the bar on making VMware NSX Data Center simple to deploy, manage, and operationalize at scale – and that, of course, involves a responsive and easy-to-use HTML-based UI to access VMware NSX Data Center functionality. With VMware NSX for vSphere Read more...

The Virtual Cloud Network Demystified

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Introduction Welcome to Summer 2018!  It’s been nearly one month now since our CEO Pat Gelsinger announced the Virtual Cloud Network vision at Dell Technologies world in Las Vegas.  Essentially the reveal (in my personal opinion) was focused on raising awareness that VMware has now delivered to the market what many of you have heard Read more...

Security for Public Clouds (AWS) with vRealize Network Insight

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Enterprise IT needs visibility into the network and security status of their workloads, whether hosted on premises, or within AWS. While many AWS workloads are sandboxes for application development teams (DevOps), it is important to analyze these workloads. Increasingly, public cloud workloads are also fulfilling mission-critical production needs for many organizations. Enterprise IT must be Read more...

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...

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...