VMware NSX+ Intelligence: Get Smart With Network Security!

At Explore 2023, VMware introduced their new NSX+ platform, a SaaS-based solution that includes several distinct products focused on managing and securing networking environments through advanced automation. As Matt Tyrer discusses, NSX+ Intelligence provides administrators with granular visibility of data flows and user processes, thus informing more intelligent, AI/ML-driven policies. The platform also leverages both unsupervised and supervised machine learning models for threat detection, emphasizing VMware’s commitment to ensuring robust network security.

Modernizing Aging Legacy Systems Without Cost Creep With AMD

This article by Sulagna Saha explores AMD’s VMware Architecture Migration Tool (VAMT) developed in collaboration with VMware. Addressing the critical need for seamless infrastructure upgrades to evade the “technical debt” of legacy systems, VAMT is a comprehensive tool that offers a swift, efficient, and automated approach to cold migration of machines between different architecture types. By automating the entire migration life cycle and providing customized control over migration tasks, VAMT represents a remarkable solution to drive the modernization of enterprise infrastructure with minimal disruption.

TFDx With AMD: More Than Just a Bag of Chips! (Part2)

AMD presented their VMware Architecture Migration Tool (VAMT), a VM migration and disaster recovery toolkit developed in partnership with VMware. The open-source tool, initially designed to automate the replatforming of VMs to AMD EPYC, also supports any migration between x86-to-x86 architecture, making it valuable for disaster recovery and general data resilience strategy. The tool’s key features include the automation of powering up and down of VMs, their movement to new locations, and clean-up after migration, thereby streamlining migration tasks and ensuring efficient applications functioning. In this article, Matt Tyrer shares his impression of VAMT following their Tech Field Day presentation at VMware Explore 2023.

Rout Intruders With All New VMware NSX+ Network Detection and Response Service

In this Gestalt IT article, Sulagna Saha delves into the complexity of modern cyber threats and the rising need for enhanced cybersecurity. Discussing the issue of lateral movement in attack chains, Saha emphasizes the importance of total visibility to defeat rogue network invaders. VMware’s newly launched Network Detection and Response (NDR) service within the NSX+ suite, presented at Tech Field Day Extra at VMware Explore, promises exactly this kind of visibility, enabling quick detection and elimination of threats.

VMware Explore 2023

The IT Reality podcast offers a recap of VMware Explore 2023 from Las Vegas, providing first-hand experiences and insights beyond the typical marketing narrative typically associated with such tech events. Featuring interviews with Mike Masters and Franky Barragan, the hosts discuss various tech topics within businesses, while also highlighting the fun side of the conference through Sandbox VR experiences. The discussion dives into VMware’s NSX+ announcement, highlighted during their Tech Field Day Extra presentation attended by Richard Kenyan.

Adopting a Standard Operating Format in Multi-Cloud With VMware NSX+

Sulagna Saha discusses VMware’s NSX+ in this article following their presentation at Tech Field Day Extra at VMware Explore, noting its ability to simplify transitions into a multi-cloud environment. NSX+ serves as a comprehensive solution for multi-cloud networking and security delivered as a service, unifying fragmented policies and operations, ensuring consistent security controls, and simplifying migration. Ultimately, NSX+ aims to address the increasing demand for consistent operation, promising comprehensive cross-cloud visibility, multi-tenancy, persistent security, and centralized operations.

Smart Migration With VMware HCX+

Gestalt IT takes a look at VMware’s HCX+ following their Tech Field Day Extra presentation at VMware Explore. HCX+ is designed to streamline workload migration in the multi-cloud environment. The tool seeks to eliminate uncertainty and chaos from the migration process, allowing companies a swift transition to their first migration. HCX+ offers a “bird’s eye view” on multi-cloud estates for consolidated management and higher operational clarity, transforming the normally cumbersome process of migration into a simplified and efficient endeavor.

VMware Goes for Multi-Cloud Support With NSX+

W. Curtis Preston shares his insights on VMware’s presentation of NSX+ at Tech Field Day Extra at VMware Explore 2023. The evolution of NSX+ aims at providing comprehensive multi-cloud network management, with features such as policy management, network detection and response, load balancing, and migration services. Preston highlights the potential of NSX+ to manage not only ESX workloads across multiple clouds, but eventually native workloads too, reflecting VMware’s vision for a robust multi-cloud setup.

VMware SaaS-ifies HCX With HCX+

In this article, W. Curtis Preston examines VMware’s presentation at Tech Field Day Extra, specifically their novel HCX+ product. This cloud-based version of their HCX product aims to simplify operations and help customers navigate through their mobility and migration needs. The focus of HCX+ is to modernize enterprises by assisting a seamless, disruption-free migration—from on-prem vSphere to cloud services like VMware Cloud on AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure—and provide a cohesive view of a large VMware deployment.

AMD Faster, Cheaper, and Greener Than Intel and ARM CPUs, Says AMD

Curtis Preston revisits AMD’s presentation at Tech Field Day Extra at VMware Explore and discusses AMD’s EPYC CPU outperforming most Intel CPUs – offering greater speed for less cost. The power efficiency of AMD CPUs particularly caught his attention as they deliver equivalent, if not better, performance whilst consuming less power, making them a sustainable and cost-effective choice. Despite competition from ARM, Preston’s conversation with Jason Collier revealed AMD’s resilience in the cloud-native space and he recommends that those building servers consider AMD for a faster, cheaper and greener option.

TFDx With AMD: More Than Just a Bag of Chips!

Matt Tyrer attended the Tech Field Day Extra presentations at VMware Explore, and discusses AMD’s latest developments in AI and sustainability. The company is focusing on finding a balance between meeting the heavy compute demands of AI and other emerging technologies while maintaining sustainability and efficiency. With their latest generation of EPYC processors, AMD is striving to deliver high-level performance while reducing the resource consumption required to support it.

VMware Goes for Multi-Cloud Support With NSX+

Curtis Preston shares his insights on VMware’s evolution, specifically its NSX+ product, following their Tech Field Day Extra presentation at VMware Explore 2023. VMware has launched NSX+, which incorporates five key services, including policy management, flow visualization, network detection, response, orchestrating load balancers, and a migration service, aiming to provide effective management across multiple clouds. Right now, NSX+ focusses on managing ESX workloads on several clouds, but future plans aim to manage native workloads, with VMware positioning itself as a centralized orchestrator for multi-cloud setups.

The Future of VMware: Going Down the Rabbit Hole at VMware Explore 2023

In the VMware Explore article, Allyson Klein delves into Broadcom’s imminent acquisition of VMware and highlights how NSX, and its latest version NSX+, may be the crown jewel of VMware’s portfolio. NSX+ brings new multi-cloud security policy configuration and management, with a single pane of glass view on management of distributed firewalls, gateways, and IDS/IPS policies. As this technology lies at the center of network innovation, Klein surmises it is likely the primary attraction for Broadcom in the acquisition, and will undoubtedly play a significant role in the VMware of the future.

Things Are Heating Up for Tech Field Day Extra at VMware Explore

We are thrilled to be returning to VMware Explore for 2023 and will be hosting Tech Field Day sessions featuring insights from VMware and AMD. We look forward to a deep dive into VMware NSX in the cloud on Tuesday and a special session from AMD on Wednesday examining their latest data center products, virtualization, and edge portfolio. Don’t miss our exciting lineup of interviews, videos, and Tech Field Day content that will delve into enterprise technology trends and solutions.