Physical networking isn’t dead: It’s adapting

I while back I talked to VMware’s Martin Casado about their Goldilocks Zone concept within the VMware hypervisor. The ability to implement security concepts such as micro-segmentation with your virtual infrastructure is a great example of this Goldilocks concept. However, as I probed about how this benefits the physical network the gap of a completeContinue reading “Physical networking isn’t dead: It’s adapting”

I was wrong about SDN

Without even debating, I again found myself on the losing end of an argument with VMware’s Martin Casado.  In our first conversation over a year ago, he explained to me why network virtualization and specifically NSX, which hadn’t been released at the time wasn’t vaporware.  Yesterday, he blew the lid off another one of myContinue reading “I was wrong about SDN”

Can VMware NSX succeed where others have failed?

Prior to VMware purchasing Nicira, the company was one of a handful of SDN players on the market.  You could argue that they weren’t even the most mature product on the market at the time.  Take for example companies such as Machine-to-Machine Intelligence (M2Mi) that has launched similar SDN solutions geared specifically to the CloudContinue reading “Can VMware NSX succeed where others have failed?”

VMworld 2013- Marriage of ESX and OpenStack at Paypal VSVC4994 (My Notes)

Presenter: Scott Carlson, PayPal This post is Sponsored by – My Linked Profile I’ve been really excited about this session because of all of the fuss caused by the miss-announced release that Paypal was abandoning VMware for OpenStack.  Scott is a Sr. Engineer at Paypal responsible for rolling out their internal Cloud, which runs OpenStack on ESX.Continue reading “VMworld 2013- Marriage of ESX and OpenStack at Paypal VSVC4994 (My Notes)”

VMworld 2013 – Network Virtualization: Moving Beyond the Obvious (My Notes)

Speaker: Martin Casado (VMware Networking CTO) This post is Sponsored by – My Linked Profile Martin started out pretty well, talking about the value proposition of NSX.  I asked the question earlier how does NSX bring value to the enterprise. The simple value proposition is what gets a solution in the door.  For example, the serverContinue reading “VMworld 2013 – Network Virtualization: Moving Beyond the Obvious (My Notes)”

VMworld 2013 – Ask the Experts vBloggers (My Notes)

Rick Scherer (EMC) Duncan Epping (VMware), William Lam (VMware), Scotte Lowe (VMware), Vaughn Steward (NetApp) First Question was the positioning NSX from the two operational teams.  Basically, if the relationship between the server team and networking team is already strained then what impact will NSX have. And what size environment is it positioned. Scott: RespondedContinue reading “VMworld 2013 – Ask the Experts vBloggers (My Notes)”