My CompTIA Cloud+ Favorites: Virtualization and Resource Management

Association of Information Technology Professional

Part 1 of my favorite CompTIA Cloud+ topics, covering virtual machines/containers, virtual networks, resource scaling and service deployment

VMware plan disaggregates servers; offloads network virtualization and security

Network World

Monterey would extend VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), which today integrates the company’s vShphere virtualization, vSAN storage, NSX networking and vRealize cloud management systems to support GPUs, FPGAs and NICs into a single platform that can be deployed on-premises or in a public cloud.

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New Ericsson Open Lab will drive network virtualization technologies

Tech Republic Cloud

Located in Ottawa, the new facility supports Ericsson's global focus on innovating virtualized 5G radio access networks technologies

Why R2? Software Defined Networking with Hyper-V Network Virtualization

IT Pros Rock!

Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) is part of our Software Defined Networking (SDN) portfolio that is included inbox with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. HNV provides the ability to present virtualized network architectures and IP routing domains to virtual machines (VM’s) in a manner that is abstracted from the existing underlying physical network architecture. Virtualization Network Windows Server 2012 R2

How safe is a quantum-safe virtual private network?

Tech Republic Security

Verizon aims to find out by testing the technology, which is geared at enhancing encryption methods using session key exchange security mechanisms, the carrier said

Big Switch Unifies Physical and Virtual Networks for OpenStack

Data Center Knowledge

provides single pane of glass for network management Read More. Cloud Computing Networking Technology VirtualizationBig Cloud Fabric 3.0

Widespread Adoption of VMware NSX Network Virtualization

Data Center Knowledge

VMware''s new NSX network virtualization platform has hit the ground running, with a a lot of partners announcing support for the new operational model. Networking Virtualization VMware Brocade cumulus networks juniper networks

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Microsegmentation – Secure Your Internal Network


The problem I have with these statements is that every network engineer I know segments their network more than just at the subnet level and their segmentation is not limited to just north-south traffic. Since 2000, secure networks have been built by segmenting traffic at the switch port level from server to server, radically limiting east-west traffic. Zero trust in my mind doesn’t really mean “trust no one” because then you would have no traffic on your network.

One-Third of AT&T’s Network is Now Virtualized

Data Center Knowledge

Telco exec reports progress on network virtualization project in its third year Read More. Networking

Astute Networks Announces Adaptive Networked Flash Solution For Both NFS And iSCSI Physical And Virtual Environments


February 25, 2014 – Astute Networks ™ ,Inc., the leading provider of Networked Flash ™ appliances, today announced the release of ViSX OS v5, the latest software release for the ViSX family of Performance Storage Appliances. The latest OS release adds Network File System (NFS) v2, v3, and v4 to its existing iSCSI support. It delivers outstanding all-flash performance while co-existing with installed storage for both physical and virtual environments.

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Network Virtualization in Your Business


Proper implementation of network […]. CTO Cyber Security News information technology Network Security Technology LeadershipEvery business has goals. One of the most important goals for a firm is to keep its current customers happy while at the same time reaching out to attract new customers. In doing all this, the business hopes to improve its market position and cut down on its cost of operations.

VMware Unveils Virtual Network Functions Delivered as Cloud Services

Data Center Knowledge

Rolls out 30 virtual network services for telcos on its vCloud platform Read More. Cloud Computing Networking VMware

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Nutanix offers virtual private cloud HCI, multicloud workload managemant

Network World

AOS 6, the new version of Nutanix's hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software, is designed to simplify network management across multiple clouds and enable enterprises to build virtual private clouds.

Nutanix offers virtual private cloud HCI, multicloud workload management

Network World

AOS 6, the new version of Nutanix's hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software, is designed to simplify network management across multiple clouds and enable enterprises to build virtual private clouds.

Diagnose Azure Virtual Network VPN connectivity issues with PowerShell

IT Pros Rock!

Azure Virtual Network Gateways provide a great solution for quickly building secure cross-premises network connectivity for a Hybrid Cloud via IPsec site-to-site VPN tunnels. When the VPN tunnel isn't able to connect between Azure and your on-premises gateway device due to configuration or networking issues, you'll see a broken connection displayed in the Azure Management Portal for that Virtual Network Gateway. CloudLab Network Microsoft Azure

Oracle Debuts New Ethernet Switches, Virtual Network Services

Data Center Knowledge

Networking Oracle Switches are optimized for Oracle''s engineered systems, built for massive scalability Read More.

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Network Virtualization vs. SDN

Virtualized Greek

Scott Lowe was a guest on the latest episode of VMware Community Podcast and was discussing Network Virtualization. He has deep experience with both Networking and Server Virtualization. He was a guest on the podcast to discuss Network Virtualization. I posed the question in the live chat on the difference between SDN and what VMware is defining as “Network Virtualization.” You have VXLAN, VLAN’s and network overlays.

On Network Virtualization and SDN

Scott Lowe

Is there a difference between network virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)? So, in a similar fashion to my post on network overlays vs. network virtualization , I thought I’d weigh in with some thoughts. My purpose, as John put it when he invited me, was to “gently introduce” the community to the idea of network virtualization, which is where I now spend most of my time since joining VMware in early February.

Configure Datacenter Network Fabric and Network Virtualization.

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Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. MVP Virtual Machine. Virtual. Virtualization. Configure Datacenter Network Fabric and Network Virtualization using System Center 2012 SP1 VMM - Build Your Private Cloud. Configure Datacenter Network Fabric and Network Virtualization using System Center 2012 SP1 VMM - Build Your Private Cloud. Configure Network Fabric in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager. Sign in.

What is Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)?

Doctor Chaos

An emerging trend in the IT industry is Zero Trust Network Access, also known as ZTNA. Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are considered traditional solutions, but the number of businesses transitioning to ZTNA will likely increase.

5 things you need to know about virtual private networks

Network World

A virtual private network is a secure tunnel between two or more computers on the internet, allowing them to access each other as if on a local network. In the past, VPNs were mainly used by companies to securely link remote branches together or connect roaming employees to the office network, but today they're an important service for consumers too, protecting them from attacks when they connect to public wireless networks.

VMware or Microsoft? Evaluating Hyper-V Network Virtualization as an alternative to VMware NSX

IT Pros Rock!

Network Virtualization, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) at-large, have been getting a lot of attention recently. After reviewing the network traffic patterns in heavily virtualized datacenters, many IT Pros are beginning to realize that a substantial portion of datacenter network traffic is occurring between virtual machines running on the same virtualization host. Virtualization VMware Windows Server 2012 Network

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Network Virtualization isn’t Vaporware

Virtualized Greek

After writing a post on SearchNetworking asking the question if Network Virtualization was Vaporware, I got a lot of feedback. I know full well network virtualization in itself isn’t vaporware. The number of virtual ports exceeded the number of physical ports back in 2010 I believe. There’s no question that the network virtualization is real and is a serious force in the market. In addition, it’s impractical to virtualize some workloads.

Procera Launches Virtualized PacketLogic Solutions

Data Center Knowledge

Internet Intelligence company Procera Networksannounced the launch of Virtualized PacketLogic solutions based on the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Network Functions Virtualization standards. Networking Virtualization NFV procera networks sdn ETSI

Virgin Mobile extends virtual network deal with EE

Computer Weekly

Virgin Mobile will offer its customers enhanced mobile networking services under the terms of an extended deal signed with EE

VMware or Microsoft? Evaluating Hyper-V Network Virtualization as an alternative to VMware NSX

IT Pros Rock!

UPDATE: New Test Lab Guide Released: Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Virtualization with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. Network Virtualization, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) at-large, have been getting a lot of attention recently. Based on this, it makes sense that the networking industry is moving towards bringing layer-3+ networking capabilities directly into the hypervisor.

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Upland lets players trade virtual property for real money using Tilia Pay

Venture Beast

Upland is launching virtual asset trading using Second Life's payment network, dubbed Tilia Pay, which is Second Life's payment tech. Read More.

Is Network Virtualization Vaporware?

Virtualized Greek

I contributed an article on TechTarget looking at Network Virtualization from what’s promised versus what’s on the market. The ultimate question is if Network Virtualization Vaporware ? Network Virtualization as I Understand It. Network Virtualization Related Posts.

Brocade Certifies Virtual Network Tool for Mirantis OpenStack

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Networking Brocade wants to make sure its offerings play nice with OpenStack and its major distributions Read More.

Quick Tip: List all Static IPs on an Azure Virtual Network using PowerShell

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We can assign static internal IP addresses for Azure Virtual Machines on a Virtual Network using either PowerShell or the new Azure Preview Portal. CloudLab Powershell Azure Networking This is a useful capability for provisioning VM workloads that may require fixed IP address assignments, such as DNS servers. Provisioning a VM with a Static internal IP address using Azure Preview Portal.

Broadcom Controllers Offload Virtual Switch Traffic from Servers

Data Center Knowledge

Vendor unveils data center network controllers for the shift to 25/50G Ethernet Read More. Networking Technology Virtualization

Ciena Intros On-Demand Network Function Virtualization for Service Providers

Data Center Knowledge

Networking Agility Matrix is a marketplace of NFV features service providers can offer their customers as they sell them, without upfront commitments Read More.

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Guided Hands-on Lab: Virtual Networking 101 with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

IT Pros Rock!

System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) offers a ton of flexibility when centrally defining and managing Private Cloud network fabrics across multiple sites, subnets, VLANs and virtualized network address spaces. However, this added flexibility can sometimes make getting started with the basics of networking fabrics a bit overwhelming – because it looks like there’s so much to learn!

OpenStack Network Startup PlumGrid Becomes Foundation Sponsor

Data Center Knowledge

After many contributions to open source project, virtual networking firm makes it official Read More. Cloud Computing Networking Virtualization

How Enterprise Cloud and Virtual Networking are Changing the Telco Market

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Connectivity Enterprise Featured Networking TechnologyNew technologies and growing cloud market present new opportunities and new problems for service providers Read More.

Broadcom’s New Switches to Supercharge Virtual Data Center Networks

Data Center Knowledge

Design NetworksStrataXGS Trident line of chip-based switches gets first big update in two years Read More.

Network Virtualization as I understand it

Virtualized Greek

For some reason, I had a difficult time with the basic concept of Network Virtualization. VMware equates network virtualization to Server Virtualization. With server virtualization you can deploy an application to any physical server in your environment easily because the Server OS that the application resides on is abstracted from the network. I’ve done server virtualization long enough that I just get it.

Resources for Networking and Network Virtualization

Scott Lowe

Good friend (and now colleague ) John Troyer asked me via e-mail if I had a “reading list” for networking and network virtualization. ” So, here it is—a list of resources for networking and network virtualization. Network Heresy is a great site. In the spirit of transparency, note that Network Heresy is maintained by folks from VMware/Nicira, such as Dr. Bruce Davie, Martin Casado, and others.

Quick Tip: Listing all IaaS VMs or PaaS Roles on an Azure Virtual Network via PowerShell

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When managing Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks via the Azure Management Portal , we can easily see a list of IaaS Virtual Machines and/or PaaS web/worker roles that are connected to a particular virtual network, as shown below. List of resources connected to Azure Virtual Network via Management Portal. Answer: Virtual networks are bound to Azure cloud service deployments for IaaS Virtual Machines and PaaS web/worker roles.

The Power of a Consumable Data Center Network Design

Data Center Knowledge

With more reliance around the modern data center, learn how a fully virtualized networking plane can help create a truly consumable data center network. Networking Virtualization White Papers alcatel-lucent cloud Data Center Design network virtualization networking

Midokura Partners with Cumulus Networks on Open Networking

Data Center Knowledge

Network virtualization company Midokura announced a partnership with Cumulus Networks to offer a joint technology solution that will enable customers to manage workloads on virtual and non-virtualized infrastructure. Networking cumulus networks midokura sdn

Cisco Expands Virtualization Offerings for Service Providers

Data Center Knowledge

Highlighting its Open Network Environment (ONE) strategy, Cisco announced the expansion of its virtualization offerings for service providers with the introduction of the Cisco Evolved Services Platform (ESP). Cisco Networking Virtualization ONE ESP

Microsoft Azure: Boosting machine learning and virtual desktops with GPUs

Tech Republic Data Center

Nvidia graphics processors are now part of Microsoft's hybrid cloud platform, in your data centre and on the edge of your network