VMworld 2017 Day Three

Pfew VMworld 2017 Day Three… The best way to describe VMworld is a triathlon, you easily walk more than 10K+, you try to soak up all the knowledge and finally you party hard at all the available appreciation parties! But it’s all worth it! Meeting up with all the community people from all over the world and sharing knowledge is something really cool. If you haven’t attended VMworld before, it would be definitely something that I would advise you to put on your “To Do” list for 2018.
 

VMworld 2017 Day Three
 

VMware also announced plans to deprecate vCenter Server for Windows and the Flash based vSphere Web Client with the next major release (not update release) of vSphere. I can’t say that I’m sad to see the Flash based vSphere Web Client go… Mind you that is completely my personal opinion but I don’t think I’m the only one happy with this news 😉 .

Finally, I’ve gathered the announcements made on the third day, which you can find below.

  • Introducing VMware Skyline
  • How VMware AppDefense Enhances Security Across Clouds
  • Harnessing the Benefits of Network Virtualization With VMware NSX
  • VMware Delivers Industry-First Unified End User Experience, Management and Security Solution for All Endpoint Platforms
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    VMworld 2017 Day Two

    While VMworld 2017 Day Two continues at full speed and I’m trying to go to as much of the outstanding sessions as I can. But unfortunately there are only 24hrs in a day. I can’t wait for all the sessions to come online and watch them all!

    VMworld 2017 Day Two
     

    Somehow it’s always the Tuesdays that is the bussiest day and funny enough also the day with the best parties. I was able to attend the Rubik party at the Marquee Nightclub and it was a good party. My props to the Rubrik party planner.

    Another thing what I did today was participating on a VMware Cloud on AWS design session. Which was an awesome thing to do! If you are going to VMworld Barcelona and you didn’t sign up for it yet do it here: Become Design Partner VMware Cloud on AWS. It will give you the opportunity to provide feedback on advanced topics to the VMware Cloud on AWS Design Team.

    Finally I’ve gathered some of the announcements made on the second day, which you can find below.

  • General Sessions Day Two – VMworld US
  • VMware AppDefense: Transforming Security in Virtualized and Cloud Environments
  • VMware, Pivotal and Google Cloud Collaborate to Unveil New Kubernetes-based Container Service – Pivotal Container Service (PKS)
  • Introducing New Digital Workspace Innovations
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    VMworld NSX Announcements

    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:

  • NSX-T 2.0
  • VMware Cloud Services Secure Networking
  • VMware Cloud on AWS
  • VMware AppDefense (previously known as Project Goldilocks)
  • vRealize Network Insight 3.5
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    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
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    VMworld NSX-T
     

    VMware Cloud on AWS

    VMware Cloud on AWS is a VMware Service which is joint engineerd and a one stop shop for Customers.

    VCAWS
     

    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
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    NSX Vision

    The image below gives you an glimps into what the Network Security Business Unit (NSBU) has in store for NSX.
     

    NSX Vision
     

    AppDefense

    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:

  • Application Control
    • Comprehensive view/grouping of VMs in the datacenter
  • Runtime Anomaly Detection and Response
    • Monitor the real time state of the OS and user Applications
    • Alert and control process, network, and kernel events
  • Process Analysis
    • Built-in Process analysis engine gives overall process maliciousness as well as specific traits that are potentially suspicious
  • Orchestrate Remediation
    • 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.
     

    What’s next?

    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.

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