NSX Service Mesh on VMware Tanzu: CONNECT & PROTECT Applications Across Your Kubernetes Clusters and Clouds

MARK SCHWEIGHARDT | November 20, 2019 | 203 views

Modern enterprises are sprawling and complicated. They are transitioning from private to public clouds to address, for example, performance, availability, and data residency requirements, and to gain access to advanced services such as analytics and ML. They are also transforming their application architectures from monoliths to distributed microservices. In August 2019, VMware introduced VMware Tanzu, a new portfolio of products and services to transform the way enterprises BUILD modern applications on Kubernetes, consistently RUN Kubernetes across clouds, and MANAGE Kubernetes fleets from a single control point. This is a huge win for our customers: Using Tanzu Mission Control to consistently create and manage the lifecycle of Kubernetes clusters across any cloud.

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Virtualization can transform your company’s IT infrastructure

Article | July 12, 2022

For many companies in today’s highly competitive, rapidly digitizing world, data center transformation is not merely a one-time project – it’s a constant challenge. No corporate IT leader should be content merely to revamp their data infrastructure once, then call it a day. Instead, they should always be looking for ways to make their approach to data more dynamic and easier to scale. Ideally, they’d do so in a way that maximizes resource utilization while minimizing costs. Luckily, that’s exactly the idea behind virtualization, which involves creating a new infrastructure that’s capable of rapidly scaling and facilitating workload development. IT leaders are quickly coming to realize that with virtualization in their toolbox, they’re able to make their operations more agile than ever, and without increasing costs. This is why over 80% of enterprise server workloads today are running on virtual machines, and the market for data center virtualization is expected to reach a total value of $10 billion by 2023.

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Best Practices for vSphere 6.7 Tagging

Article | July 26, 2022

vSphere Tags were introduced in version 5.1 as a way to organize inventory objects such as VMs, Hosts, Datastores, etc., a much-needed feature for helping search for or group objects within vSphere. A Tag is basically a label that can be applied to vSphere inventory objects. When an administrator creates a tag, it is then assigned to a tag category. Categories allow the grouping of related tags. When a Category is created, you can specify associations of object types (such as; VM or Datastore) as well as whether more than one tag in a category can be applied to an object (ex; One Tag or Many Tags).

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How to automate the creation multiple routable VLANs on single L2 network using VyOS

Article | June 9, 2022

My personal homelab has a very simple network topology, everything is connected to a single flat network. This has served me well over the years, but sometimes it can prevent me from deploying more complex scenarios. Most recently while working with NSX-T and Project Pacific, I had a need for additional VLANs which my home router does not support. There are a number of software solutions that can be used including the popular pfSense, which I have used before. Over the Winter break, a colleague introduced me to VyOS, which is another popular software firewall and router solution. I had not heard of VyOS before but later realized it was derived from Vyatta, which I had heard of, but development of that solution had stopped and VyOS is now the open source version of that software. Having never played with VyoS before, I thought this might be a good learning opopournity and started to dabble with VyOS over the holiday.

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Remote/Branch Offices & Edge Computing

Article | February 10, 2020

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is playing a significant role in building an enterprise multi-cloud environment. The benefits are well documented – you can learn more about them in a new white paper developed in collaboration with ViON, Fujitsu, and Nutanix, “Simplifying Multi-Cloud and Securing Mission Progress.” In addition to driving a cloud foundation, hyperconverged infrastructure is driving other use cases. In our first blog, we examined the impact that HCI can have in a disaster recovery solution. In this installment, we’ll discuss how HCI is changing the dynamics for remote offices and edge computing.

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Promevo and Cameyo Partner to Provide Organizations with End-to-End Google Solutions & Services for the Digital Workspace

prnewswire | March 27, 2023

Promevo and Cameyo have partnered to help organizations deliver a seamless and secure Google-based digital workspace that enables productivity from anywhere. The partnership brings together Cameyo's Chrome Enterprise Recommended Virtual App Delivery (VAD) platform, Google Cloud, ChromeOS, Google Workspace, and Promevo's gPanel® workspace user management platform for an end-to-end digital workspace solution without vendor lock-in. This enables organizations to select which pieces of the Google ecosystem they need while maintaining the flexibility to run in any cloud, hybrid, or on-premises environment. "Especially in this economic environment, there is very little appetite for vendor lock-in as organizations roll out their long-term digital workspace strategies," said Gabe Knuth, Senior EUC Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). "Both Cameyo and Promevo are long-time Google partners and have deep integration with the Google technology stack - but, like Google, they are focused on meeting organizations where they are today rather than requiring they go all in on a particular vendor, cloud, or operating system." Through this partnership, Promevo has added Cameyo's cloud desktop solution to its portfolio of services. As a result, Promevo clients can utilize any of the following solutions to match their needs: ChromeOS Devices Google Workspace Google Cloud Cameyo Virtual App Delivery (VAD) - Cameyo is the Chrome Enterprise Recommended virtualization solution that enables organizations to give their people access to all of their needed apps - Windows, Linux, SaaS, and internal web apps - from any device, without virtual desktops or VPNs. Cameyo is deeply integrated with Google, including: ChromeOS - Cameyo enables any app to be delivered to ChromeOS devices as PWAs. Google Cloud - Cameyo's fully-hosted solution runs in Google Cloud, or organizations can self-host Cameyo on-premises or in the cloud of their choice. Google Workspace - Cameyo enables organizations using Google Workspace to access all remaining legacy apps side-by-side with Google Workspace apps. Promevo gPanel® - gPanel® is a centralized user management and security interface that automates many common admin tasks and provides visibility and complete control over Google Workspace users' data and settings. "We believe that by harnessing the capabilities of Google, organizations in any industry can accelerate growth," said Karthik Kripapuri, CEO at Promevo. "Cameyo's virtual app delivery solution is so integrated into the Google ecosystem that it feels like a native product, providing a user experience that enables productivity from anywhere." About Promevo Promevo is a Google Premier Partner that offers Google Workspace, Google Chrome, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services, solutions, and proprietary software to help customers navigate, monitor, and optimize their Google technology infrastructure.

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Aryaka's Expanded SD-WAN and SASE Offerings Bring Simplicity and Affordability to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

prnewswire | March 24, 2023

Aryaka®, the leader in Unified SASE solutions, today announced enhanced SD-WAN and SASE offerings specifically designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With entry pricing of under $150/site, Aryaka delivers a more comprehensive set of managed service capabilities compared to alternatives including application optimization, network security, multi-cloud connectivity, and cloud-based observability and control, all supported by lifecycle services management. Aryaka's world-class managed service experience - trusted by large enterprises and Fortune 100 companies worldwide for over a decade – is now tailored to SMEs, so they no longer must choose between affordability, performance, and ease of use when adopting SD-WAN and SASE solutions. SMEs face several challenges when it comes to networking and security, including limited budgets, a lack of skilled IT resources, and a need for operational simplicity. Based on its global private backbone, Aryaka's solutions offer an industry-unique approach to networking and security that is cost-effective, resilient, and easy to manage, helping SMEs as they increasingly adopt managed services. Aryaka combines its in-house technology with a global managed service, eliminating the vendor-provider finger-pointing that can negatively impact business outcomes. "As a customer-centric business, Aryaka both understands the specific networking and security challenges that enterprises of all sizes face and actively takes steps to deliver products and services that address those challenges," said Dennis Monner, Chief Commercial Officer of Aryaka. "No matter if 10 or 10,000 users depend on Microsoft 365, Salesforce, or access workloads in a cloud to be productive and protected from security threats, one bad experience is one too many, and SMEs deserve a first-class service experience equal to large enterprises and multi-national companies while meeting their budgetary needs. Our revamped offerings bring our highly regarded agile deployment at an affordable price point to SMEs." As a channel-led company, Aryaka empowers its partner community with its award-winning Aryaka Accelerate Partner Program. "Our tailored offerings provide a great revenue opportunity for our valued partners to expand into more markets and verticals", according to Craig Patterson, Aryaka SVP of Global Channel Sales. "We value the true revenue partnership we have and look forward to helping our partners to win the trust and business of SMEs globally with our revamped SD-WAN and SASE solutions. We strongly believe this is a win-win-win for SMEs, channel partners, and us." The announcement comes on the heels of Aryaka's recent investment in its Hyperscale Point-of-Presence (PoP) footprint, the deployment of its innovative AppAssure solution across all current and new PoPs, and the enhancement of its Last Mile Services offering by supporting cellular connectivity worldwide. About Aryaka Aryaka is the leader in fully managed SD-WAN and Unified SASE solutions and the first to deliver a Zero Trust WAN based on a Unified SASE architecture. A Gartner "Voice of the Customer" leader, Aryaka meets customers where they are to help them overcome their network and security challenges with ease and an excellent customer experience. Aryaka's flexible architecture and all-in-one service are designed to modernize enterprises of any size, enabling them to defy convention and future-proof their businesses. The company's customer base is comprised of hundreds of global enterprises, including several in the Fortune 100.

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Arista Modernizes Routing in the Wide Area Network

Arista Networks | March 23, 2023

Arista Networks today introduced the Arista WAN Routing System, which combines three new networking offerings: enterprise-class routing platforms, carrier/cloud-neutral internet transit capabilities, and the CloudVision® Pathfinder Service to simplify and improve customer wide area networks. Based on Arista’s EOS® routing capabilities, and CloudVision management, the Arista WAN Routing System delivers the architecture, features, and platforms to modernize federated and software-defined wide area networks. The introduction of the Arista WAN Routing System enables customers to deploy a consistent networking architecture across all enterprise network domains from the client to campus to the data center to multi-cloud with a single instance of EOS, a consistent management platform, and a modern operating model. Modern WAN Management, Provisioning, and Optimization A new Arista WAN Routing System component is the CloudVision Pathfinder Service, which modernizes WAN management and provisioning, aligning the operating model with visualization and orchestration across all network transport domains. This enables a profound shift from legacy CLI configuration to a model where configuration and traffic engineering are automatically generated, tested, and deployed, resulting in a self-healing network. Arista customers can therefore visualize the entire network, from the client to the campus, the cloud, and the data center. “As an Elite Partner and Arista Certified Services Provider (ACSP), we have been using Arista EOS and CloudVision for years and testing the Arista WAN Routing System in production environments for several quarters. The software quality and features within the system are ideal for enterprise network architectures embracing modern distributed application architectures across a blend of edge, campus, data center, cloud and SaaS environments,” stated Jason Gintert, chief technology officer at WAN Dynamics. Arista WAN Platform Portfolio An enterprise WAN also requires modern platforms to interconnect campus, data center, and edge networks, as well as a variety of upstream carriers and Internet-based services. In addition to CloudEOS for cloud connectivity, the new Arista 5000 Series of WAN Platforms, powered by Arista EOS, offer high-performance control and data-plane scaling fit-to-purpose for enterprise-class WAN edge and aggregation requirements. Supporting 1/10/100GbE interfaces and flexible network modules while delivering from 5Gb to over 50Gbps of bidirectional AES256 encrypted traffic with high VRF and tunnel scale, the Arista 5000 Series sets the standard for aggregation and critical site interconnect with multiple use cases such as: Aggregation and High-Performance Edge Routing – The Arista 5500 WAN System, supporting up to 50Gbps of encrypted traffic, is ideal for data center, campus, high-performance edge, and physical transit hub architectures. Flexible Edge Routing – The Arista 5300 WAN System is suited for high-volume edge connectivity and transitioning WAN locations to multi-carrier, 5G, and high-speed Internet connectivity with performance rates of up to 5Gbps of encrypted traffic. Scalable Virtual Routing – Arista CloudEOS is a binary-consistent virtual machine implementing identical features and capabilities of the other Arista WAN systems. It is often deployed in carrier-neutral transit hub facilities or to provide scale-out encryption termination capabilities. Public Cloud Edge Routing – Arista CloudEOS is also deployable through public cloud marketplaces and enables Cloud Transit routing and Cloud Edge routing capabilities as part of the end-to-end WAN Routing System. CloudEOS is available on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and through Platform Equinix. CPE Micro Edge – In addition to the fully integrated, dynamically configured, and adaptive Arista WAN Routing System platforms, the Arista Micro Edge is capable of small-site interoperability with the WAN Routing System to provide simple downstream connectivity options. About Arista Networks Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven client to cloud networking for large data center, campus, and routing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics, and security through an advanced network operating stack.

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Promevo and Cameyo Partner to Provide Organizations with End-to-End Google Solutions & Services for the Digital Workspace

prnewswire | March 27, 2023

Promevo and Cameyo have partnered to help organizations deliver a seamless and secure Google-based digital workspace that enables productivity from anywhere. The partnership brings together Cameyo's Chrome Enterprise Recommended Virtual App Delivery (VAD) platform, Google Cloud, ChromeOS, Google Workspace, and Promevo's gPanel® workspace user management platform for an end-to-end digital workspace solution without vendor lock-in. This enables organizations to select which pieces of the Google ecosystem they need while maintaining the flexibility to run in any cloud, hybrid, or on-premises environment. "Especially in this economic environment, there is very little appetite for vendor lock-in as organizations roll out their long-term digital workspace strategies," said Gabe Knuth, Senior EUC Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). "Both Cameyo and Promevo are long-time Google partners and have deep integration with the Google technology stack - but, like Google, they are focused on meeting organizations where they are today rather than requiring they go all in on a particular vendor, cloud, or operating system." Through this partnership, Promevo has added Cameyo's cloud desktop solution to its portfolio of services. As a result, Promevo clients can utilize any of the following solutions to match their needs: ChromeOS Devices Google Workspace Google Cloud Cameyo Virtual App Delivery (VAD) - Cameyo is the Chrome Enterprise Recommended virtualization solution that enables organizations to give their people access to all of their needed apps - Windows, Linux, SaaS, and internal web apps - from any device, without virtual desktops or VPNs. Cameyo is deeply integrated with Google, including: ChromeOS - Cameyo enables any app to be delivered to ChromeOS devices as PWAs. Google Cloud - Cameyo's fully-hosted solution runs in Google Cloud, or organizations can self-host Cameyo on-premises or in the cloud of their choice. Google Workspace - Cameyo enables organizations using Google Workspace to access all remaining legacy apps side-by-side with Google Workspace apps. Promevo gPanel® - gPanel® is a centralized user management and security interface that automates many common admin tasks and provides visibility and complete control over Google Workspace users' data and settings. "We believe that by harnessing the capabilities of Google, organizations in any industry can accelerate growth," said Karthik Kripapuri, CEO at Promevo. "Cameyo's virtual app delivery solution is so integrated into the Google ecosystem that it feels like a native product, providing a user experience that enables productivity from anywhere." About Promevo Promevo is a Google Premier Partner that offers Google Workspace, Google Chrome, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services, solutions, and proprietary software to help customers navigate, monitor, and optimize their Google technology infrastructure.

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Aryaka's Expanded SD-WAN and SASE Offerings Bring Simplicity and Affordability to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

prnewswire | March 24, 2023

Aryaka®, the leader in Unified SASE solutions, today announced enhanced SD-WAN and SASE offerings specifically designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With entry pricing of under $150/site, Aryaka delivers a more comprehensive set of managed service capabilities compared to alternatives including application optimization, network security, multi-cloud connectivity, and cloud-based observability and control, all supported by lifecycle services management. Aryaka's world-class managed service experience - trusted by large enterprises and Fortune 100 companies worldwide for over a decade – is now tailored to SMEs, so they no longer must choose between affordability, performance, and ease of use when adopting SD-WAN and SASE solutions. SMEs face several challenges when it comes to networking and security, including limited budgets, a lack of skilled IT resources, and a need for operational simplicity. Based on its global private backbone, Aryaka's solutions offer an industry-unique approach to networking and security that is cost-effective, resilient, and easy to manage, helping SMEs as they increasingly adopt managed services. Aryaka combines its in-house technology with a global managed service, eliminating the vendor-provider finger-pointing that can negatively impact business outcomes. "As a customer-centric business, Aryaka both understands the specific networking and security challenges that enterprises of all sizes face and actively takes steps to deliver products and services that address those challenges," said Dennis Monner, Chief Commercial Officer of Aryaka. "No matter if 10 or 10,000 users depend on Microsoft 365, Salesforce, or access workloads in a cloud to be productive and protected from security threats, one bad experience is one too many, and SMEs deserve a first-class service experience equal to large enterprises and multi-national companies while meeting their budgetary needs. Our revamped offerings bring our highly regarded agile deployment at an affordable price point to SMEs." As a channel-led company, Aryaka empowers its partner community with its award-winning Aryaka Accelerate Partner Program. "Our tailored offerings provide a great revenue opportunity for our valued partners to expand into more markets and verticals", according to Craig Patterson, Aryaka SVP of Global Channel Sales. "We value the true revenue partnership we have and look forward to helping our partners to win the trust and business of SMEs globally with our revamped SD-WAN and SASE solutions. We strongly believe this is a win-win-win for SMEs, channel partners, and us." The announcement comes on the heels of Aryaka's recent investment in its Hyperscale Point-of-Presence (PoP) footprint, the deployment of its innovative AppAssure solution across all current and new PoPs, and the enhancement of its Last Mile Services offering by supporting cellular connectivity worldwide. About Aryaka Aryaka is the leader in fully managed SD-WAN and Unified SASE solutions and the first to deliver a Zero Trust WAN based on a Unified SASE architecture. A Gartner "Voice of the Customer" leader, Aryaka meets customers where they are to help them overcome their network and security challenges with ease and an excellent customer experience. Aryaka's flexible architecture and all-in-one service are designed to modernize enterprises of any size, enabling them to defy convention and future-proof their businesses. The company's customer base is comprised of hundreds of global enterprises, including several in the Fortune 100.

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Arista Modernizes Routing in the Wide Area Network

Arista Networks | March 23, 2023

Arista Networks today introduced the Arista WAN Routing System, which combines three new networking offerings: enterprise-class routing platforms, carrier/cloud-neutral internet transit capabilities, and the CloudVision® Pathfinder Service to simplify and improve customer wide area networks. Based on Arista’s EOS® routing capabilities, and CloudVision management, the Arista WAN Routing System delivers the architecture, features, and platforms to modernize federated and software-defined wide area networks. The introduction of the Arista WAN Routing System enables customers to deploy a consistent networking architecture across all enterprise network domains from the client to campus to the data center to multi-cloud with a single instance of EOS, a consistent management platform, and a modern operating model. Modern WAN Management, Provisioning, and Optimization A new Arista WAN Routing System component is the CloudVision Pathfinder Service, which modernizes WAN management and provisioning, aligning the operating model with visualization and orchestration across all network transport domains. This enables a profound shift from legacy CLI configuration to a model where configuration and traffic engineering are automatically generated, tested, and deployed, resulting in a self-healing network. Arista customers can therefore visualize the entire network, from the client to the campus, the cloud, and the data center. “As an Elite Partner and Arista Certified Services Provider (ACSP), we have been using Arista EOS and CloudVision for years and testing the Arista WAN Routing System in production environments for several quarters. The software quality and features within the system are ideal for enterprise network architectures embracing modern distributed application architectures across a blend of edge, campus, data center, cloud and SaaS environments,” stated Jason Gintert, chief technology officer at WAN Dynamics. Arista WAN Platform Portfolio An enterprise WAN also requires modern platforms to interconnect campus, data center, and edge networks, as well as a variety of upstream carriers and Internet-based services. In addition to CloudEOS for cloud connectivity, the new Arista 5000 Series of WAN Platforms, powered by Arista EOS, offer high-performance control and data-plane scaling fit-to-purpose for enterprise-class WAN edge and aggregation requirements. Supporting 1/10/100GbE interfaces and flexible network modules while delivering from 5Gb to over 50Gbps of bidirectional AES256 encrypted traffic with high VRF and tunnel scale, the Arista 5000 Series sets the standard for aggregation and critical site interconnect with multiple use cases such as: Aggregation and High-Performance Edge Routing – The Arista 5500 WAN System, supporting up to 50Gbps of encrypted traffic, is ideal for data center, campus, high-performance edge, and physical transit hub architectures. Flexible Edge Routing – The Arista 5300 WAN System is suited for high-volume edge connectivity and transitioning WAN locations to multi-carrier, 5G, and high-speed Internet connectivity with performance rates of up to 5Gbps of encrypted traffic. Scalable Virtual Routing – Arista CloudEOS is a binary-consistent virtual machine implementing identical features and capabilities of the other Arista WAN systems. It is often deployed in carrier-neutral transit hub facilities or to provide scale-out encryption termination capabilities. Public Cloud Edge Routing – Arista CloudEOS is also deployable through public cloud marketplaces and enables Cloud Transit routing and Cloud Edge routing capabilities as part of the end-to-end WAN Routing System. CloudEOS is available on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and through Platform Equinix. CPE Micro Edge – In addition to the fully integrated, dynamically configured, and adaptive Arista WAN Routing System platforms, the Arista Micro Edge is capable of small-site interoperability with the WAN Routing System to provide simple downstream connectivity options. About Arista Networks Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven client to cloud networking for large data center, campus, and routing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics, and security through an advanced network operating stack.

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