Networking Challenges in OpenStack Clouds

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Did you decided that it is time to implement OpenStack to build your Cloud? Have you tested in the lab? Evaluated many distributions available and hired specialized OpenStack resources? However, when the environment goes into production, Neutron is not integrating with the physical network? If the above story closely resembles what you have faced, this Read more...

NSX Load Balancing – Accelerated Layer 4 Virtual Servers

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In the previous blog, we investigated the basic feature set of NSX Load Balancing, some of the business reasons to use it, and deployed an ESG (Edge Services Gateway), the NSX load balancing platform.  Today, we are going to setup our first virtual server.  When we look at load balancing, it operates at the Transport Read more...
Figure 3: Cross-VC NSX and F5 BIG-IP DNS Multi-site Deployment

Multi-site Active-Active Solutions with NSX-V and F5 BIG-IP DNS

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I’ve written several prior blogs on multi-site solutions with NSX-V discussing topics such as fundamentals, design options, multi-site security, and disaster recovery; see below links to review some of the prior material. In this post, I’ll discuss how VMware NSX-V and F5 BIG-IP DNS (prior known as F5 GTM) can be used together for Active/Active Read more...

Speed, Power, Performance: NSX & Memorial Day Motorsports

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With Memorial Day weekend coming up, for me, it’s all about hot dogs, hamburgers, and fast car racing. I am huge Formula 1 fanatic, but Memorial Day is a bonanza of racing from the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, to NASCAR’s Coke 600, and of course the Indianapolis 500 all on the same day! The raw speed and 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...