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...

Introducing VMware NSX-T Reference Design

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Available now is the VMware NSX-T Reference Design Guide, a deployment path to adopting NSX with diverse multi-domain workload requirements – multi-cloud (private/public), multi-hypervisor, and multiple application frameworks (VMs, PaaS and containers).   Since VMware acquired Nicira almost five years ago, NSX for vSphere has become de-facto standard for private cloud solutions, delivering key use Read more...

Context-Aware Micro-segmentation – Remote Desktop Session Host Enhancements for VMware Horizon

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In a previous post my colleague, Stijn, discussed the enhancements to how NSX for vSphere 6.4 handles Remote Desktop Session Host, RDSH, systems with the Identity-based Firewall and Context-Aware Micro-segmentation. Remote Desktop Services is an underlying technology from Microsoft that many vendors take advantage of to provide overlay management and application deployment technologies for.  In Read more...

Context-Aware Micro-segmentation – an innovative approach to Application and User Identity Firewall

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Summary: With Context-awareness, NSX for vSphere 6.4 enables customers to enforce policy based on Application and Protocol Identification and expands the Identity Firewall support to Multiple User Sessions. A few weeks ago, VMware released version 6.4 of NSX for vSphere.  The 6.4 release brings many new features, with Context-awareness being key from a security perspective. Read more...

NSX-T: OpenAPI and SDKs

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Nowadays everything is about automation. Organizations are moving away from the traditional static infrastructure to full automation and here the need of NSX is significant. There are many use-cases for NSX, but the common in all of them is that they all need to be automated. VMware is investing heavily for different tools to ease Read more...