Sep 19

Highlights from VMworld 2017 US

At VMworld 2017 US in Las Vegas, VMware welcomed more than 20,000 makers, business people, entrepreneurs, and technologists to Las Vegas for five days of discussion around the latest VMware innovations and news.

Rating: 5/5


Sep 12

Advanced VMware NSX: Demystifying the VTEP, MAC, and ARP Tables

VMworld 2017 NET1152BU – Introduction to VMware NSX.

NOTE: This video is roughly 55 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Rating: 5/5


Sep 12

VMworld 2017 Europe – General Session Day 1

Join Pat Gelsinger and Sanjay Poonen as they explore the essential pillars responsible for reshaping industries – cloud, mobility, networking and security — and hear from customers who are succeeding in their own transformation journeys.

NOTE: This video is roughly 100 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Rating: 5/5


Sep 07

NSX Everywhere – The Foundation for the Digital Era

In this video, you’ll learn how NSX, VMware’s Network & Security Platform, is at the heart of accelerating digital business transformation. We’ll discuss how NSX drives four key strategic IT priorities:

1. It delivers agility, security, and scalability Modern Data Centers, supporting innovation & growth
2. It extends security from the data center to the Digital Workspace, supporting secure access to applications from anywhere on any device
3. It allows you to Integrate Public Clouds consistently manage, connect, and secure applications across multiple private and public clouds
4. Most critically, it Transforms Security so that data, apps, devices, data centers, and clouds are compliant and secure.

And we’ll discuss how these IT priorities are directly linked to business outcomes around o accelerating business agility and innovation. o delivering exceptional mobile experiences. o protecting brand and customer trust VMware NSX is the Network Virtualization & Security platform that helps our customers make the transition to the Digital Era. Get the NSX Mindset!

Rating: 5/5


Sep 05

Desktop Security with NSX

Most organisations continue to spend most of their security budget on securing their server infrastructure, implementing things like firewalls, intrusion prevention/detection systems and SIEM solutions. The reason for this is that’s where they consider their most prized possession to be, their data. But is that the correct stance? More and more cyber-attacks now start with phishing attacks on end users, using end user devices as the entry point of the attack. In this video we take a look at some typical desktop configurations, their possible vulnerabilities and where we can reduce the chance of attack by employing some simple changes without impacting desktop performance with NSX.

NOTE: This video is roughly 20 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Rating: 5/5


Aug 30

VMware NSX in Small Data Centers for Small and Medium Businesses

VMworld 2017 NET1345BU – VMware NSX in Small Data Centers for Small and Medium Businesses.

NOTE: This video is roughly 60 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Rating: 5/5


Aug 29

VMworld 2017 NET1152BU – Introduction to VMware NSX

VMworld 2017 NET1152BU – Introduction to VMware NSX.

NOTE: This video is roughly 50 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Rating: 5/5


Aug 28

VMworld 2017 US – General Session Day 1

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and COO, Customer Operations, Sanjay Poonen partnered together to shine a spotlight on the key pillars responsible for reshaping industries – cloud, mobility, networking and security.

NOTE: This video is roughly 78 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Rating: 5/5


Aug 16

Understanding VMware AppDefense: A Tom Corn Perspective

How VMware AppDefense Enhances Security Across Clouds

Building on VMware’s foundational approach to cloud infrastructure and security, VMware AppDefense is a new solution that leverages the unique properties of virtualization to protect applications running on top of it. This new solution creates a least-privilege compute environment by capturing intended state of applications, and monitoring running machines against their intended state. AppDefense can detect and automate response to attacks that attempt to manipulate those applications, addressing a key challenges security organizations face from a constantly evolving and complex threat landscape.

Leveraging the Network Infrastructure

VMware AppDefense takes advantage of the application visibility the virtualization layer provides to enable what Tom Corn, VMware’s senior vice president for security products calls “an intent-based security model.” That model focuses on what the applications should do—the known good—rather than what the attackers do—the known bad. “We believe it will do for compute, what VMware NSX and micro-segmentation did for the network; shrink the attack surface and create a more actionable security model.”

The automation made possible by the virtualized, software-defined infrastructure allows AppDefense to automate every phase of this process, including threat detection and response.

Detect and Respond

The capabilities of VMware AppDefense open up new ways to shrink the attack surface and create a new security model that Corn says is “much more aligned to applications.” Now security organizations have the tools they need to leverage the power of the software-defined infrastructure to detect threats, and create “a much more actionable, orchestrated, and automated response” to attacks.

“With AppDefense,” Corn says, organizations have a simple but powerful mechanism to ‘ensure good’ rather than just ‘chase bad.’ This changes the current approach to security that Corns describes as “constantly chasing the evolving threat landscape.”

Watch Tom Corn’s light board presentation to see how VMware AppDefense improves security for applications running on virtualized and cloud environments.

VMware AppDefense is a new security solution that allows organizations to create least privilege environments around their applications running in virtualized or cloud systems, a key feature according to VMware’s senior vice president for security products, Tom Corn. Watch VMware’s Tom Corn illustrate how VMware AppDefense significantly enhances application security when working across clouds in this light board presentation.
NOTE: This video is roughly 13 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Rating: 5/5


Jul 12

VMware NSX and the Data Center Network Evolution

Watch this short video from Gustavo Santana (author, VCIX-NV, triple-CCIE, and NSX SE Manager for Latin America) to understand how VMware NSX can positively influence on the architecture of physical data center networks. Here are some of the topics addressed by Santana:

* The evolution of data center networks from the 1990s to the 2010s
* Benefits and challenges of each evolution phase (STP-based, Multi-chassis, fabrics)
* An architectural perspective of VMware NSX
* A new proposed architecture for data center networks

The network virtualization revolution continues!

Rating: 5/5