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VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX) is a solution for simplified migrations from one environment to another, be it on-prem, private cloud, or public cloud. Although it has Cloud in its title, migrating from on-prem to Cloud is only one of the use cases. It also simplifies on-prem to on-prem migrations. A number of network functions…
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SDN and Cloud Computing Software Defined Networking (SDN) and cloud computing are two sides of the same coin. It’s all about automation. SDN is the automation of networking. Cloud computing provides services that are on-demand through automation. To give an example of cloud computing automation, consider a site that hosts Minecraft servers. With a few…
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Last week ago at the RSA Conference, Pat Gelsinger, VMware’s CEO, announced the arrival of a new and exciting security solution, which strengthens VMware’s security presence. VMware has announced a new firewall offering, named the Service-Defined Firewall. This new offering combines capabilities of the existing NSX platform and App Defense. The goal of this is to…
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The security climate is ever-changing, a constant game of “cat and mouse,” where the good guys are always trying to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. This traditionally has been in the form of adding additional security in small blocks, which continue to stack-up like Legos in my daughter’s room. While this approach…
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When we say “app refactoring,” we are referring to the process of rewriting parts, or the entirety of, a software application without changing the app’s functionality. This may occur for many reasons, such as scalability, deprecated stacks, different resource consumption requirements or limitations reached due to technical debt. Sometimes to take advantage of highly scalable…
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Last week on January 9th, AWS launched DocumentDB, a managed Database as a Service that uses the MongoDB API while competing directly with MongoDB’s own similar paid offering, MongoDB Atlas on the AWS Marketplace. This is only the latest development in a battle that’s been brewing for half a year between cloud providers and open…
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Embracing a Change and Learning to Automate   For many companies, we typically see a dedicated group of engineers who handle the infrastructure side of the house, then we have another dedicated group of engineers who handle the development side. This has been the norm for many years and each group has felt comfortable taking…