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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...
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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...
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Kubernetes and VMware NSX

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Attending CloudNativeCon/KubeCon this week in Berlin (29th – 30th of March)? Please visit us at our booth #G1 and click for more details about what’s happening at the show! IT is undergoing a huge transformation. Organizations are moving away from static infrastructure to full automation on every aspect of IT. This major shift is not happening overnight. Read more...
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VMware NSX and vRNI Enabling Customer Operations

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Recently, we had a customer challenge our team to prove to them the operational gains and demonstrate the cross-functional tooling VMware provides to assist them in scaling from zero to hundreds of VMs on the platform.  Our goal was simple –  exhibit a complete lifecycle for any customer to go from evaluation to production operation Read more...
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ESG Lab Review: VMware NSX

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“If your organization is interested in improving the agility, security, and economic efficiency of your networks, ESG Lab recommends taking a close look at VMware NSX.” ESG Lab recently reached out to the VMware technical product marketing team about the network virtualization and security platform, VMware NSX.  The team at ESG had set a goal of Read more...
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Digital Transformation Impact on Enterprise Architecture

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Digital transformation is a top business initiative for CIO’s. What does it really mean for IT and how does it impact the business itself?  In this post, we will try to cover some of the basics. Digital transformation is a fundamental change to an organization’s product development and product delivery process to deliver a highly Read more...
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Getting Started with VMware NSX Distributed Firewall – Part 2

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In Part 1, I covered traditional segmentation options. Here, I introduce VMware NSX Distributed Firewall for micro-segmentation, showing step-by-step how it can be deployed in an existing vSphere environment. Now, I have always wanted a distributed firewall. Never understood why I had to allow any more access to my servers than was absolutely necessary. Why Read more...
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Getting Started with VMware NSX Distributed Firewall – Part 1

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Who saw it coming that segmentation would be a popular term in 2015?!? Gartner analyst Greg Young was almost apologetic when he kicked off the Network Segmentation Best Practices session at the last Gartner Security Summit. As a professional with a long history in the enterprise firewall space, I know I found it odd at Read more...

State of the State for Open vSwitch

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This week, VMware will be hosting the Open vSwitch 2014 Fall Conference, with more than 200 attendees and nearly two dozen talks on a variety of subjects from a key participants.  The full schedule is available here, and we’ll be doing a wrap up of some of the takeaways from the conference a bit later. Read more...