Tag: NSX

Terminology Tuesday Presents: Data Gravity

Terminology Tuesday Presents: Data Gravity

This post was originally published on this site —Data Gravity is a concept first coined by Dave McCrory to describe the tendency of data to attract more data, applications and services.  As you may have guessed from the name, this principle has many parallels to Newton’s Theory of Universal Gravitation.   The basic premise is that a singular piece of data isn’t meaningful but with more data (metadata as it’s generally called) additional context (and therefore more meaning) can be derived.  When all that data is Read more […]

VMware SDDC with NSX Expands to AWS

VMware SDDC with NSX Expands to AWS

This post was originally published on this site —I prior shared this post on the LinkedIN publishing platform and my personal blog at HumairAhmed.com. There has been a lot of interest in the VMware Cloud on AWS  (VMC on AWS) service since its announcement and general availability. Writing this brief introductory post, the response  received confirmed the interest and value consumers see in this new service, and I hope to share more details in several follow-up posts . VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) technologies like vSphere Read more […]

VMware Closes Acquisition of VeloCloud Networks

VMware Closes Acquisition of VeloCloud Networks

This post was originally published on this site —As applications and data continue to be distributed more broadly from the data center to the edge, customers are increasingly relying on software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) versus traditional networking for flexible, secure connectivity.  It’s for this reason that I am pleased to share that we officially closed our acquisition of VeloCloud Networks today, bringing their industry-leading, cloud-delivered SD-WAN solution to our growing software-based networking portfolio. The acquisition Read more […]

Terminology Tuesday Presents: ZTP

Terminology Tuesday Presents: ZTP

This post was originally published on this site —                ZTP stands for Zero Touch Provisioning.  And, as a quick google search will quickly reveal, many other things as well.   Back to our ZTP.  ZTP is the process by which new network switches can be configured without much human involvement.   Notice that I said “much” and not “any”.  ZTP is not it’s not truly zero because something (someone!) needs to put the first components of the network Read more […]

Introducing NSX-T 2.1 with Pivotal Integration

Introducing NSX-T 2.1 with Pivotal Integration

This post was originally published on this site —Application architectures are evolving. That shouldn’t be news to anyone. Today, emerging app architectures that leverage container-based workloads and microservices are becoming mainstream, moving from science projects in development labs to enterprise production deployments at scale. The benefits are clear. Developers and the application lifecycle, become faster, more productive, more agile, and more responsive to the needs of the business.     Today we’re announcing NSX-T Read more […]

Come Visit Us at AWS re:Invent!

Come Visit Us at AWS re:Invent!

This post was originally published on this site —We’ll be at AWS re:INVENT in Las Vegas all week (Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2017)! Come say hi to the NSX Team at the VMware booth (#900 right as you walk in the main entrance) in the Expo Hall at the Venetian Hotel.  Stop by our booth to… Check out a quick demo on VMware NSX Cloud Attend a 30-minute in-booth session about VMware NSX Cloud (Thursday, Nov 30 at 11:30am) Grab some swag Play one of our booth games and win a prize – Apple iPhone 8, AWS Credits, Amazon Echo, Read more […]

Terminology Tuesday Presents: Blockchain

Terminology Tuesday Presents: Blockchain

This post was originally published on this site —Think of Blockchain as primarily two things.  1) A peer-to-peer technology 2) A way of keeping a public record. The technological backing of Blockchain is the ability to have many (many) computers host the same information.  Snippets of code (known as blocks) are duplicated and maintained in so many different places rendering fraud impossible.  The fact that each of these blocks is timestamped and unique makes it increasingly challenging to outsmart.  If you’re interested Read more […]

Securing Native Cloud Workloads with VMware NSX Cloud Blog Series – Part 1: Getting Started

Securing Native Cloud Workloads with VMware NSX Cloud Blog Series – Part 1: Getting Started

This post was originally published on this site —Introduction As businesses evaluate their applications in the constantly evolving world of IT, new strategies are emerging for delivery. These strategies include keeping applications on-premises or moving them to one or more public cloud providers. These public clouds come with their own networking and security constructs and policy management. This results in a new set of technology siloes that increases expense, complexity and risk: This blog series will discuss the challenges of providing Read more […]

Terminology Tuesday Presents: Microservices

Terminology Tuesday Presents: Microservices

This post was originally published on this site —Microservices is the philosophy of designing software programs by breaking what used to be a singular function or command into multiple components, known as services.  The ultimate goal is to reduce complexity and increase speed (basically the goal of anything nowadays).   Think of Thanksgiving.  A traditional approach would have the same person cook the entire meal.  And likely even do all the dishes.  Think of a world instead where you can assign different individuals (and Read more […]

Remote User Authentication and RBAC with NSX-T

Remote User Authentication and RBAC with NSX-T

This post was originally published on this site —Remote user authentication and role based access control (RBAC) is an important requirement when deploying new systems in an organization, particularly in the networking world. For that matter, systems typically leverage RADIUS or Active Directory (AD) servers, to name a few. NSX-T integrates with VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) to get the following benefits related to user authentication: Support for extensive AAA Systems, including AD-based LDAP, OpenLDAP RADIUS SmartCards / Common Access Cards RSA Read more […]