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


May 30

Whats new vSphere 6.5 vCenter Server High Availability

This video covers Whats new vSphere 6.5 High Availability.

Rating: 5/5


May 30

What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Migration

This video covers what’s new in vSphere 6.5 migrating from a windows vCenter server to the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5.

Rating: 5/5


May 30

Introduction to the vSphere Client 6.5

This video is an introduction to some new features in the vSphere Client 6.5.

Rating: 5/5


May 30

What’s New in vSphere 6.5 vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 File-Based Backup and Restore

This video covers What’s New in vSphere 6.5 vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 File-Based Backup and Restore.

Rating: 5/5


May 24

Dell EMC World 2017 Keynote – Cross-Cloud Architecture with VMware on AWS

Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, delivers a keynote at Dell EMC World 2017 on VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture with a demo of VMware on AWS.

NOTE: This video is roughly 5 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Rating: 5/5


May 16

Using NSX to make a Virtualized DMZ

Need a more specific use-case to get started with Micro-segmentation and the NSX Distributed Firewall? Your DMZ is an excellent place to start! Why let your blast-area be the entire DMZ network – limit the scope of damage to each individual server. OS-level firewalls are great – but are subject to being disabled once the server has been compromised. NSX, with it’s point of control at the vNIC level, completely gets around that limitation to help reduce your exposure.

Rating: 5/5