Is Software Defined Networking Like Yoga?

How does software defined networking resemble yoga? Both give you flexibility. Luigi Danakos makes the case that VMware NSX offers the flexibility needed to meet the needs of distributed modern networks.


VMware Virtual Cloud Network: Networking Glue for Hybrid Clouds – Gestalt IT

In this post, Jon Klaus looks at how VMware’s newly announced Virtual Cloud Network can help overcome many of the challenges of managing a hybrid cloud deployment. He particularly focuses on VMware’s NSX SD-WAN by Velocloud as the backbone that can connect remote sites while maintaining security.


Extending Policy Control with NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud

Denise Donohue shared her look at the policy control features of VMware’s NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud. This allows admins to synchronize policy enforcement points with a single coordinated platform.


VMWare’s Virtual Cloud Network: Managing networks like magic

Sonia Cuff shares how VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network can help solve the challenges of a modern distributed workforce. This uses NSX SD-WAN to securely connect and monitor a network, while keeping management simple. For Sonia, invoking Arthur C Clarke, this approaches networking magic.


VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network Fulfills the SDN Promise

At Networking Field Day Exclusive with VMware, Jordan Martin saw how the company’s Virtual Cloud Network integrates different domains into a coherent orchestration and policy engine. For him, it delivers on the initial promises made by software-defined networking.


VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network: Riding the Wave of Digital Transformation

Eyvonne Sharp takes a look at Virtual Cloud Network, which she saw at length during Networking Field Day Exclusive with VMware last week. For her, this represents the first glimpse into how the company will integrate their VeloCloud acquisition into their already robust software stack.


Networking Field Day Exclusive with VMware

Andrea Mauro is heading out to Las Vegas for Networking Field Day Exclusive with VMware. They’ll be digging into NSX from the event at Dell Tech World. We’re looking forward to seeing what Andrea thinks after the presentation.


Simplifying Network Security with Context-Aware Micro-Segmentation

In this piece, Phil Gervasi reviews VMware’s context-aware micro-segmentation solution built into NSX. He got a deep dive look at this at Networking Field Day this past January. This allows organizations to bring security down to the application itself, which is vital to maintain security on east-west traffic.


BiB 028: VMware NSX At NFD17 – SD-WAN & Security

In this episode of Briefings in Brief, Drew Conry-Murray and Greg Ferro discuss what they saw from VMware’s NSX team at Networking Field Day last month. They touch on the company’s update on VeloCloud post-acquisition, NSX-T features, and a look at the latest version of vSphere.


Packet Capture – NSX 6.4

Inspired by the VMware presentation at Networking Field Day last month, Karel Novak wrote up an overview of packet capture in NSX. The post is in Czech, our English readers can check out the translation here: http://bit.ly/2BYf4oV


Step by Step – Upgrade NSX 6.3.5 na NSX 6.4

Do you speak Czech? Do you want to upgrade from VMware NSX 6.3.5 to 6.4? Well Karel Novak put together a step by step guide to doing it that’s just for you, inspired from VMware’s presentation at Networking Field Day last month. For our English readers, the translation is available here: http://bit.ly/2sbueY6


What’s new and how to one click upgrade to NSX 6.4.x ?

Mariusz Kaczorek got a look from WMware at what’s new with NSX 6.4.0 at Networking Field Day last week. He highlights the one-click upgrade available, then digs into the Application Rule Manager and Identity Firewall features of the release.


Networking Field Day 17 (NFD17) Redux

John Herbert shares his parting thoughts from Networking Field Day last week. He touches on the two dominant themes he saw from the presenters, ever increasing automation and an emphasis on telemetry. He shares his favorite presentations as well. Make sure to watch the recorded video of the presentations to see for yourself.


VMworld 2017 preview: Current state of VMware

In this VMworld US preview, Keith Townsend reviews the current state of VMware. This includes a look at where the company has stumbled or needs keep on eye on, like Cloud and containers, and areas where they are prominent or leading the category, like networking and security. It’s a thorough rundown to set the stage for the major announcements at VMworld.


Step by Step – VMware Virtual Network Assessment NSX Free

Writing in Czech, Karel Novak gives a step by step guide to using NSX Assessment to audit virtual network environments. This was prompted by VMware NSX’s presentation at Networking Field Day. Karel very clearly explains the process of setting up and using NSX with accompanying images for each step.


VMware NSX is something something awesome

Returning from Networking Field Day, Tony Mattke talks VMware NSX, focusing on the very interesting concept of Micro-Segmentation that NSX enables. He also highlights NSX’s ability to fully virtualize the network inside of VMware’s virtual compute infrastructure. Tony is very excited about the NSX, but he has his concerns and concludes by asking for a deeper dive into what happens when the firewall is flooded with traffic.


Is it time for virtual switch abstraction to fade?

From VMware’s presentation on NSX at Networking Field Day, Keith Townsend started looking seriously at the concept of a virtual switch. After working with designing cloud-based infrastructure projects, where the concept doesn’t exist, Keith was seeing the idea as outmoded in a modern data center. This caused a fascinating discussion in the VMware presentation. Keith links to it, and it definitely gets you thinking.


NSX – The Network Redefined

Justin Cohen takes a look at VMware NSX, which he saw a lot of at Networking Field Day in April. This is a comprehensive review of the network virtualization solution, best summed up by Justin: VMWare does for the network what it did for servers. It’s not quite as simple as that, and Justin does a good job of showing what VMware is doing different to account for the realities of networking. It’s a good read, and gives a thorough overview of the solution.


VMware NSX: Going Big with Micro-Segmentation

At Networking Field Day in April, VMware gave a four hour presentation, going into a deep dive on NSX. In this piece, Rich Stroffolino focuses specifically on how the platform can be used for network security applications, and increase overall visibility.


Why the Heck Would You Use NSX?

John Welsh got to drink from the firehose of a four hour VMware NSX presentation at Networking Field Day in April. He thinks the value the platform gives is in its ability to provide additional security layers through micro-segmentation. This isn’t meant to replace a hardware perimeter firewall, but can provide additional firewalls down to vNIC level. Effectively setting a stateful firewall policy per VM.