Sorry no Mrs. in this video. In preparation for a deep dive on micro-segmentation, I give a high level over of Micro-Segmentation as I understand it currently. High level mirco-segmentation is a attribute of the Goldilocks zone VMware believes is a major advantage of the SDDC.
Software Defined Networking is a meaty topic and a good follow-up to last week’s conversation on Software Defined Storage. There’s a lot at stake from both the software and hardware vendors in this space. Both VMware, who’s trying to get their foot in the door and Cisco, who’s trying to maintain market dominance haveContinue reading “Why should CIO’s and business leaders care about Software Defined Networking”
Both VSAN and NSX are big deals to VMware. Not just because of the new markets for VMware. Both solutions are important indicators of where VMware sees the role of the hypervisor.
I know this is an understatement, but VSAN and NSX are very important VMware. Not just because they both introduce two new markets for VMware but also because it represents a shift in the position of the hypervisor in the data center. Prior to VSAN and NSX, VMware preached the security strengths of running limitedContinue reading “The importance of VSAN and NSX to VMware’s SDDC Strategy”
In my opinion, VMware is much too dependent on their vSphere product suite. This is not an analysis of VMware’s sales or market share. This is a practical look at innovation. It is a look at what happens when companies quickly grow and do not continue to innovate. The innovation needs to compel customers toContinue reading “Is VMware a one hit wonder?”
I’ve been thinking a bit more about the Cisco ACI vs. VMware NSX debate. It brings about a larger question. It’s not just ACI vs. NSX but Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC). When I started programing back in high school I had this theory about x86 hardware. There was never such a thing as underContinue reading “Network Virtualization: ACI vs. NSX is about ASIC vs. Software”
I don’t believe VMware’s NSX or network virtualization for that matter is the innovation being brought by the release of the product. One of the advantages to VMware releasing NSX is that we get to see the true value of network virtualization via the hands of end users. Like most new technologies that progress fromContinue reading “NSX is here. Now what does that mean for innovation?”
My thoughts on the the general availability of NSX and some challenges facing SDN.
NSX needs more than the ability to be innovative in managing networks and “just” adding value similar to how x86 virtualization has done for the server team. One of the key moments of VMworld was when the VMware COO called VMWorld the largest gathering of Network Administrators. There are more virtual ports than physical andContinue reading “NSX needs some love from Network Managers”
Does SDN bring with it the type of innovation the original iPhone brought? Innovation takes much more than just really great technology. It’s having the right technology that disrupts the status quo and enables uses that couldn’t be predicted. For example, the iPhone revolutionized the way we look at the smart phone. Prior to theContinue reading “Is SDN the innovation the industry never knew it needed?”