It’s that time of the year again, it is time for VMworld!
And it’s going to be something special again this year, especially for everything Network Virtualization related. Everyone did their best to not spill the beans on all new nifty features that will be announced during this VMworld.
What will be announced at VMworld 2017
Some of the NSX related announcements that will be made are:
VMware Cloud Services Secure Networking
VMware Cloud on AWS
VMware AppDefense (previously known as Project Goldilocks)
vRealize Network Insight 3.5
What’s new with NSX-T 2.0
In case you missed the initial announcement of NSX-T you can read it here or register for session NET1510BU.
Some of the new features of NSX-T 2.0 are:
Multi Domain Networking
Automation with OpenStack
CNI Integtration for Kubernetes
Improvements of On-Prem deployments
Support for Multi Off Site Clouds
VMware Cloud on AWS
VMware Cloud on AWS is a VMware Service which is joint engineerd and a one stop shop for Customers.
This Service includes the following:
VMware SDDC running on AWS bare metal
Sold, operated and supported by VMware
Support for containers and VMs
On-Demand capacity & flexible consumption
Full operational consistency with On-Prem SDDC
Seamless workload portability
The image below gives you an glimps into what the Network Security Business Unit (NSBU) has in store for NSX.
AppDefense will be one of the biggest announcements on the first day of VMworld. So what is AppDefense you ask? Well in short, AppDefense provides an intent-based security capability that is able to detect and block potential malicious actions and applications. The AppDefense system understands and learns what is a known good process and is also able to determine when the runtime behavior of an application deviates from its intended state. In other words, AppDefense was the missing link to provide Enterprise Security.
Some of the features of AppDefense are:
Runtime Anomaly Detection and Response
- Comprehensive view/grouping of VMs in the datacenter
- Monitor the real time state of the OS and user Applications
- Alert and control process, network, and kernel events
- Built-in Process analysis engine gives overall process maliciousness as well as specific traits that are potentially suspicious
- Our infrastructure reach provides a more effective way to orchestrate remediation during a security incident
AppDefense will be (initially) deployed as SaaS service, this could be quite benefitial due to the amount of information gathered by other customers. A Proxy will be deployed on-premises to gather the information.
Like I desribed in an earlier blog post on the ITQ website, my main focus this year will be VMware Cloud on AWS and NSX. So please keep and eye on this site and get all the latest information on these topics.