Inevitably when companies explore the prospect of microsegmentation, a common question arises. Why bother using a firewall at the hypervisor level when the VMs themselves have a host based firewall built into the OS or you could just use a hardware firewall to segment workloads?
Changing your mind is easy. Changing your mindset is much harder. Tom Hollingsworth talks to Nick Furman of VMware about how he has seen the Virtual Cloud Network Road Show changing the way that people think about their IT organization.
Tom Hollingsworth is back from the Virtual Cloud Network Deep Dive and he shares his thoughts about why VMware NSX is becoming a powerful tool for all parts of the data center, from networking to security.
Luigi Danakos looks at how VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network can create policies that have actionable insights, but more importantly are easily configured and rolled out across the organization. This kind of flexibility is vital to achieve data segregation and peace of mind.
VMware announced their Virtual Cloud Network at Dell Technologies World. In this post, Jon Klaus looks at how Virtual Cloud Network can speed up deployments, as well as make public and private clouds communicate securely.
Sonia Cuff outlines how VMware’s NSX SD-WAN can look like networking magic. She looks at how it can simplify an organization’s network security and Cloud migration efforts.
The holy grail of policy control is consistent, secure, end-to-end control. VMware’s NSX already handles the data center portion of this puzzle by providing network virtualization and segmentation for traffic within data centers. Denise Donohue looks at howNSX extends to AWS and now also MS Azure to add control for total cloud, hybrid cloud, cross-cloud, and multi-cloud deployments.
VMware recognizes the challenge in bridging software-defined domains into a cohesive unit and has started to build out a portfolio of software-defined products that work seamlessly together. Jordan Martin takes a look at why their Virtual Cloud Network fulfills the original promise of software-defined networking.
A New Year, a new iteration of Gestalt News!
On tap for this week:
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses Intent-Based Networking
– The Gestalt IT Rundown looks at the biggest news stories of 2017
– and Rich Stroffolino debates is data is the new…solar?
One of the major announcements from this year’s VMworld was the culmination of VMware’s partnership with Amazon to launch VMware on AWS. Essentially, you can now run a minimum four host cluster on Amazon’s cloud infrastructure, which puts together vSphere, VSAN, NSX and vCenter into a SaaS offering. The idea is this will mirror on-site infrastructure in either a pure cloud or hybrid cloud formulation.