A New Name for a New Time: Introducing Virtualization & Cloud Review

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I'm excited about the new name, despite the length. It's a long time coming, but is a necessary tweak. We needed an updated moniker to reflect our evolving coverage. We still cover virtualization, of course; all aspects of it, as always. But the role of virtualization has changed dramatically over the years, and we needed to address those changes. When I was the founding editor of Virtualization Review, way back in March of 2008 (has it really been nine years?), virtualization was the new kid on the datacenter block. It had an air of mystery about it; most IT folks then couldn't have told you what a hypervisor was, what it did, or why it was important.

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Bromium

Bromium pioneered the next generation of endpoint protection that eliminates breaches. Just as virtualization transformed IT, Bromium is transforming security with its unique micro-virtualization technology. Bromium provides the world’s most advanced endpoint security, even against the most sophisticated zero-day malware. Unlike traditional security technologies, such as AV or virtual containers, which rely on detection, Bromium’s solution automatically isolates each user-task in a lightweight, CPU-enforced micro-VM.

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Scaling Your Business the Easy Way—with SD-WAN as a Service

Article | May 28, 2021

SD-WANs are a critical component of digital transformation. Using software-defined networking (SDN) and virtual network functions (VNF) concepts to build and manage a wide area network (WAN) helps businesses successfully transition their infrastructure to the cloud by securely connecting hybrid multicloud architectures. But SD-WANs can do more than just facilitate a transition to the cloud —they make it faster and less expensive to expand your business.

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Security that’s Designed for the Modern Data Center

Article | May 28, 2021

The last 12 months have been incredibly exciting for the security business at VMware. Last year at RSA Conference 2019, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger outlined our Intrinsic Security strategy in his keynote presentation, “3 Things the Security Industry Isn’t Talking About”. We also announced the VMware Service-defined Firewall, a stateful Layer 7 data center firewall. As pioneers of micro-segmentation, the Service-defined Firewall extended our leadership in protecting east-west traffic in the data center. Later in the year, we announced two major acquisitions –Avi Networks and Carbon Black. The acquisition of Carbon Black brought to VMware an industry-leading endpoint security platform, and made the entire industry take notice of VMware’s intentions to transform security. With Avi Networks, we acquired a software-defined, elastic, and high-performance load balancer that comes equipped with a full-featured web application firewall (WAF). Maintaining the momentum in building out our security portfolio for the digital enterprise, we announced the VMware NSX Distributed Intrusion Detection and Prevention System which will bring advanced threat controls to the Service-defined Firewall.

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vSphere 7 – Announcing General Availability of the New Generation of vSphere

Article | May 28, 2021

VMware vSphere 7, the new generation of vSphere, is now generally available. This major new release brings a massive improvement in the work experience of vSphere administrators, folks who are responsible for the security, performance, and resiliency of the infrastructure and applications that provide all the key services to their organizations. The purpose of this major release from vSphere is two-fold. The first is to embed containers and Kubernetes into vSphere, unifying them with virtual machines as first class citizens. This enables all vSphere administrators to become Kubernetes administrators and easily deliver new services to their developers. More on this in part two of this blog post, when vSphere 7 with Kubernetes becomes available as part of VMware Cloud Foundation 4. If you’re interested in vSphere 7 with Kubernetes, please visit the VMware Cloud Foundation blog site to learn more.

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ProtonVPN iOS app now supports the OpenVPN protocol

Article | May 28, 2021

Your ProtonVPN iOS app is now better equipped to fight censorship and offers more flexible connection options with the launch of OpenVPN for iOS. The OpenVPN protocol is one of the best VPN protocols because of its flexibility, security, and because it is more resistant to blocks. You now have the option to switch between the faster IKEv2 protocol and the more stable and censorship-resistant OpenVPN protocol.

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Spotlight

Bromium

Bromium pioneered the next generation of endpoint protection that eliminates breaches. Just as virtualization transformed IT, Bromium is transforming security with its unique micro-virtualization technology. Bromium provides the world’s most advanced endpoint security, even against the most sophisticated zero-day malware. Unlike traditional security technologies, such as AV or virtual containers, which rely on detection, Bromium’s solution automatically isolates each user-task in a lightweight, CPU-enforced micro-VM.

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