Stopping and Starting the vShield Edge Security Services

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By: Michael Haines (Senior Cloud Security Architect) In my last blog, I covered how you, as the Network and Security System Administrator at “Example Systems,” used the vShield Edge REST API. In the final blog of this series, you will learn how to ‘Stop’ and ‘Start’ the vShield Security Services using the vShield Edge REST Read more...

Beginning to Work with the vShield Edge REST API

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By: Michael Haines (Senior Cloud Security Architect) Welcome to the fourth installment in my vShield blog series, featuring a hypothetical Network and Security System Administrator at the company, “Example Systems.” In the first blog in this series, I introduced the Example Systems company and described how it intended to use the vShield REST API to Read more...

The Important Role of Virtualization in Securing the Cloud

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According to David Hunter, CTO of platform security at VMware, “Security in the cloud is better as a result of virtualization,” making the cloud “even more secure than your physical datacenter. How does virtualization achieve this? Because virtualization consolidates multiple physical components so that they can be managed in one place, it mitigates the complexity Read more...

Automation tools with vShield App for scalability through REST APIs: Part 1

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By: Michael Haines (Senior Cloud Security Architect) In my last blog, I introduced a hypothetical situation using a Network and Security System Administrator at the company, “Example Systems,” in order to best describe how to get started with the vShield API. Their company intends to use vShield REST API to rapidly provision security and turn CodeNebulous' Read more...

Getting Started with the vShield API

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By: Michael Haines (Senior Cloud Security Architect) In order to best explain how to get started using the vShield API, we’regoing to introduce a hypothetical example of an implementation using a traditional Network and Security System Administrator at the company,“Example Systems.” This is the first in a five-part blog series on usingthe vShield API. The Network Read more...

The Public Cloud Diaries Part II – How Communications and Healthcare Organizations Have Benefited from the Public Cloud

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We recently introduced our first installment of the Public Cloud Diaries – an ongoing project that showcases the various business situations and challenges that companies have experienced when moving to the public cloud. In Part I, we detailed the experiences of four companies in the Business Services Industry, and the ROI they achieved in moving Read more...

Best Practices for Providers Offering vCloud Powered Services Part 3: Help Customers Stay Ahead with VMware vFabric Hyperic

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Many customers of providers who offer vCloud Powered services are IT organizations that have customers of their own, and thus, have specific service-level agreements (SLAs) that they must meet. In order to support their customers’ SLAs, service providers can utilize VMware vFabric Hyperic to manage the performance and availability of web applications in cloud environments. Read more...