Category Archives: Security

Cloudflare CDN Reference Architecture

Just published! One of the first items I worked on at Cloudflare was the Cloudflare CDN; reoccurring pattern while working on this – learned a lot researching, playing with the technology, and working with some smart folks at Cloudflare! Download … Continue reading

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Nutanix Beam – Chargeback and Tracking Spend Across Clouds

My prior post on Nutanix Beam, Optimize Cost Across Public and Private Clouds with Nutanix Beam, provided a brief intro and described some of the basic functionality of Beam and how it can be used to define a cost control … Continue reading

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Nutanix Clusters on AWS – Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud Platform

Starting from last Tuesday, August 11th, 2020, Nutanix Clusters, similar to what many customers have in on-prem data centers, can now be deployed on the AWS Cloud globally – 20 regions, 61 availability zones and counting. Super cool. In this … Continue reading

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First Impression – Using Nutanix’s HCI and Hypervisor (AHV)

What is my first impression of using Nutanix’s HCI and Hypervisor (AHV)? Short answer – very easy to use, even for a first time user, and intuitive design with well thought-out integrations with other Nutanix products; love the one-click feature/service … Continue reading

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VMworld 2019 Sessions – VMware Cloud on AWS Networking and Security

VMworld 2019 was my fifth year presenting at both the US and Europe VMworlds. Presenting at VMworld has always been something I look forward to every year, and this year was no exception. Like usual, this year, my calendar for … Continue reading

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Second VMware Press Book Published – My Thoughts and Tips

Yes, above is the very first official print I received for approval. This is my second VMware Press book, this time co-authored with Gilles Chekroun and Nico Vibert. Caught a few slight print errors last minute and sending back to … Continue reading

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VMware Cloud on AWS: NSX Networking and Security eBook

Check out my latest book co-authored with my colleagues Gilles Chekroun and Nico Vibert on VMware NSX networking and security in VMware Cloud on AWS. Thank you Tom Gillis, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Networking and Security Business Unit for writing … Continue reading

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VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC 1.7: New NSX Features

The latest version of VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC (SDDC Version 1.7) was released recently and is being rolled out to customers. In this post, I’ll discuss the new NSX Networking and Security features. Looking at the features released in VMware Cloud … Continue reading

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VMworld 2018: VMware Cloud on AWS with NSX – Use Cases, Design, and Implementation

Many of you who have followed my personal blog and/or posts on VMware Network Virtualization blog, know I have focused on and presented on NSX Multi-site Solutions and Disaster Recovery the last few years at VMworld. This year, I transitioned … Continue reading

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ZertoCON 2018: Best Practices – Networking for Failover & Failover Tests (with NSX)

Had a blast presenting at ZertoCON 2018 last month. I presented Best Practices – Networking for Failover & Failover Tests (with NSX). I presented details on best practices for disaster recovery and showed how Zerto and VMware NSX together can … Continue reading

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