I’ve had a two articles published this week. In fact I wrote a few more but they haven’t finished editing yet. VMware NSX: Game Changer for Data Center Networks – Network Computing VMware’s network virtualization product, NSX, may upend data center networks the same way the hypervisor changed servers. I attempt to summarise the key points […]
Archives for August 2013
On Thursday 19th September at 11:20am, I will hosting a panel – MISSION NOT SO IMPOSSIBLE: A TRULY SECURE CLOUD?
The nature of cloud computing is that our data or workloads are out there, beyond our purview. Given that, can that data be truly safe from the bad guys? Or is it actually as safe or safer than it was in our ageing in-house server rooms and data centres?
It’s my view that IT Security remains a rabble of unruly teenagers who organise “security conferences” that focus on picking padlocks, debating whose beard or ponytail is better or which martial art/fitness program is cooler. We are all too familiar with the security caricature of the loser CISO or Security Architect who attempts to prevent everything or turn it into a beat up.
The VMware versus Cisco thing is overstated. It’s easy to conflate issues with all the excitement. The reality is that many customers have Cisco networks and will use VMware. They want Cisco & VMware to be partners. Customer first is corporate policy at both of these companies therefore Cisco & VMware will be partners. VMware has a software defined […]
VMware NSX got it’s official launch this week at VMworld. As a measure of how important VMware regards NSX, the first keynote on the first day is Martin Casado doing the official presentation.
My general view is the NSX is the real deal. I have been talking and writing about OpenFlow since May 2011 and many have complained that SDN isn’t important and I should focus on real network issues. Well, it should now be clear that SDN is a serious strategy issue and we might have been ahead of the market.
I was reviewing this presentation at the IETF 87 by Laurent Vanbever (postdoc research from Princeton) and does a great job of pointing out some of defects and failures of the BGP protocol …..