In the first part of our series on setting up and managing VMware NSX, we reviewed the basic technical capabilities of NSX, delved into the installation process (as well as its minimum system requirements) and finally talked a bit about how to perform specific actions, such as establishing filtering policies. NSX is best-known as a network virtualization solution for enabling software-defined data centers.
The need for business and personal users to store and access data from any device, anywhere and at any time has prompted technology providers to come up with ideas that will help us better add, delete, categorize, access and manage the vast amounts of data we are creating. The “old” way of providing data storage will become insufficient to support the exponential data growth we are currently experiencing.
And we're back...as usual, VMware's events are top-notch and the technical training sessions were especially informative. Going into Partner Exchange, vSphere 6 was announced on February 2nd. The features were unrolled in just about every technical blog imaginable, so I'd just like to give some insight into the larger mechanizations of these developments.
Here at En Pointe, we're ramping up for VMware's upcoming Partner Exchange event. This is one of two major events that VMware puts together per year and, usually, a platform to announce new products as well as updates and changes to existing product lines.
The use of mobile devices in the enterprise has become common practice, initiating immediate access to work-related content and resources at the touch of a finger. For users, they’re valuable, but for IT administrators, the variety of operating systems, versions or mobile platforms prove difficult to manage. Updates in mobile device management (MDM) continue to ease the difficulties IT administrators face by allowing you to centrally configure, secure, monitor and manage the various mobile devices within your organization, including company-issued and BYOD programs.
VMware vCloud Air, formerly known as VMware Hybrid Services, brings the cloud natively to VMware customers. The new release allows for private clouds and disaster recovery (DR) as a service – both with their own benefits. With 11 data centers worldwide and more coming on every month, customers can take advantage of geographically dispersed DR sites.
VMware NSX has the ability to reinvent the way organizations look at implementing advanced features for their network infrastructure. Gone are the days of buying expensive dedicated physical hardware. Organizations consisting of up to 1,000 hosts and 10,000 virtual machines can take another step closer to the Software Defined Data Centerby decoupling the network services to the abstraction layer of NSX.
A few weeks ago, VMware held its 11th annual VMworld partner/user conference in San Francisco. With 22,000 users, partners, press, and other influencers in attendance, VMworld continues to be one of the largest trade shows for the IT management professional.
The just released Virtual SAN is generating buzz as the first software defined storage product release from VMware. Among the chatter, many are predicting the GA release will shake up the storage industry and cement VMware as a major player in that space. However, some may be left asking about the implications and benefits for the enterprise. Here are a few considerations…