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NSX Service Mesh

We are excited to introduce VMware NSX® Service Mesh.

Built on the foundation of Istio, this VMware offering will extend the capabilities of the Istio service mesh technology to bring visibility, control, and security at the application layer to microservices, the data they access, the users that interact with them, as well as traditional monolithic applications.

NSX Service Mesh will enable visibility, control, and security for services, data, and users at the API level. This acts as a natural evolution of cloud-native constructs and will act as an extension of the NSX-T Data Center platfor...

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Dec 16, 2018 Christoph Buschbeck in News

A new member: vSphere Platinum

VMware announced VMware vSphere Platinum on the 27th of August – a new edition of vSphere, as well as vSphere 6.7 Update 1 – the latest release of the industry-leading virtualization and cloud platform.

Introducing vSphere Platinum

VMware vSphere Platinum is a new edition of vSphere that delivers advanced security capabilities fully integrated into the hypervisor. This new release combines the industry leading capabilities of vSphere with VMware AppDefense, delivering purpose-built VMs to secure applications.

With these new capabilities, vSphere Platinum secures infrastructure and applications...

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Technical Speakers Slots at vNIC 2018

Technical VMware knowhow from technical speakers for the technical network and security audience! – What else do you expect?

The four technical slots are essential for the vNIC Event in Frankfurt. Our goal is, to make the VMware networking technology in virtualization relevant to the network and security audience. We will equip the session listeners with practical tips and tricks, which will give them a “head start” on their new journey to network virtualization.

We will cover the four main topics in virtualization:

  • Network and Security Virtualization (aka VMware NSX-v and NSX-T)
  • SD-WAN (aka...
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Sponsors Speaker Slots at vNIC 2018

Sponsors – a major pillar for the vNIC Event

As vNIC Event is not an official VMware event on the marketing calendar, the financial support is limited. But such an event cost money – there is the cost for the location, for the catering and many more little things, which adds up to a nice 5 figure Euro amount. Even with the theme of low budget hardcore technical event this event and the event costs have to be paid and here the sponsors play an important role. They make the event happen. So pls. thank you all for the vNIC Event sponsors. Pls. visit their little booths, attend the sponsor's slots...

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Keynote Speakers Slots at vNIC 2018

Our vNIC Keynote Speakers - The highlights of the event?

To be honest, I’m so proud, that we have Ivan and Pere as keynote speakers for our vNIC Event in Frankfurt 18th and 19th of September 2018. Personally this would be a “good enough reason” to attend for myself. To make you familiar with Ivan and Pere I would like to introduce both here and also announce their keynote topic. Both of them will be at the event for discussion in the break before and after, so pick you chance to connect!

Ivan Pepelnjak

Ivan Pepelnjak (CCIE#1354 Emeritus and Ivan Pepelnjak, Independent Network Architect, ipSpa...

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Draft Agenda for vNIC 2018

Dear attendees,

today we would like to present our draft agenda (version 05.07.2018) and would like to get your frank feedback! Pls. notice, that we will have two major themes (NSX-T and VeloCloud) and two other topics (AppDefense and vRNI).

Additionally, we will have two keynote speeches, which I’m very proud of:

  • Ivan Pepelnjak will do the first keynote on Tuesday morning and
  • Pere Monclus the second on Wednesday morning.

Ivan and Pere are well known in the industry (pls. wait a couple of days – I will write a special blog on our keynote speakers) and will discuss “Software Defined” very cri...

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Sponsors for vNIC 2018

vNIC Event in September 2018: Why and which sponsors for this community event?

Sponsors are vital when it comes to good customer and partner events. This short blog should explain, why we need them and what’s on the positive side when sponsors talk to the customers and partners.

The vNIC Event will run for two days in 2018, this means we have to pay for two days of location rent and catering. Rent and catering are the biggest blocks when it comes to event costs. Sure there are other expensive things like event agency support, the cost for blog/website, attendees giveaways, prints and many more...

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Why is Network Insight so hot?

The short answer is: Usability

And there is so much more to talk about it. The network virtualization layer mainly addresses the East-West traffic, so the Traffic IN our datacenter. We do have different scenarios: On prem Datacenters, logical Datacenters, Cloud Datacenters. With all that different kind of datacenter networks we do have basically connectivity through physical and virtual networks.

From an troubleshooting point of view it’s a network. Network Insight enables visibility across virtual and physical networks. From a developing perspective it was made to understand the communicatio...

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VMware announced General Availability of VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.2.0

Last week, on June 5th 2018, VMware announced the General Availability of VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.2.0 which brings a lot of new features.

Besides many functional feature additions, this version of NSX-T also brings more operational simplicity like Automated NSX Controller Cluster Deployment.

One of the main additions is the added capability for NSX-T to manage Workloads in Azure, which gives customers a single pane of glass for managing their on-premise and Azure workloads.

Also, NSX-T now has an officially supported Terraform Provider for the automation of NSX-T logical objects such as swi...

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What is the VMware Virtual Cloud Network?

A couple of weeks ago, VMware launched the Virtual Cloud Network (VCN). It’s kind of obvious that this is a marketing term and not a specific product or service. However, it’s not all fluff and there is actually some good meat behind this announcement and I’ll dig into it in this post.

Overall Vision

To start, the overall vision for VCN is pretty clear:

The Virtual Cloud Network will enable businesses to connect, better secure, and optimize the delivery of applications and data in an era when a majority of workloads exist outside the data center. With a Virtual Cloud Network, customers will b...
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