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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    VMworld Barcelona 2017

    While sitting on my couch browsing through emails on my phone and it suddenly went *DING* and a new email appeared with the subject “VMworld Blogger Pass, Barcelona – YOU’RE GOING!
    Wait… What?? Woohoo! VMworld Barcelona 2017 here I come!
     

    VMworld Barcelona 2017
     

    This is the first time I’m selected to receive a VMworld Blogger Pass by the vExpert Team and I’m truly grateful for this opportunity.

    While the VMware Blogger Pass covers the full conference pass but it doesn’t cover the other expenses such as flights and hotels. Luckily for me my employer ITQ sees VMworld as an opportunity to attend and share interactive sessions and group discussion with peers from the IT world.

    But if you still need a good justification for your boss to go, read this article from Fabian Lenz called “Why VMworld 2017” that contains some good reasons to convice your boss. Or even better download the “Convince Your Manager” letter from the VMworld site!

    Some handy links for VMworld:

    I hope to see you in Barcelona to chat about whatever (even non-VMware related stuff 😉 ), just say hi if you see me or hit me up on twitter @vMBaggum.

    Adiós y hasta pronto!

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