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8 ways how networking in AWS VPC differs from data-center

Advanced Enterprise Networking In AWS EC2 - A Hands On Guide

Public cloud is great. It brings to table agility, on-demand capacity, unlimited resources, global reach and most importantly ability to align costs with operational needs. More and more organizations are embracing cloud to augment their datacenter capacity or to move their existing workloads off their datacenters. As datacenter and network architects embark on this journey, they need to be aware that there are some inherent differences in the way networking works in an Amazon VPC when compared to datacenters – so that they can plan ahead.

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Virtual training infrastructure: The backbone of hands on labs for ILT & self-paced learning

Virtual training infrastructure is essential for ISVs, for training providers and for enterprises. It is key that this infrastructure will support the nature of the training use case – hands on labs for each student should be easily configured, identical and isolated instances; you should have the ability to spin them up in any geography, and then quickly and easily tear them down. This post demonstrates how three different companies are using Ravello as their virtual training infrastructure to run ILT classes, self-paced trainings and more.

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NFV Orchestration: Setup NFV Orchestration on AWS and Google Cloud (part 4 of 4 post series)

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Authors:
Jakub Pavlik
Jakub Pavlik and Ondrej Smola are engineers at tcpcloud – a leading private cloud builder.
Matt Conran
Matt Conran is an independent network architect and consultant, and blogs at network-insight.net

This article details NFV orchestration using public cloud NFVI as a 4 part series. This post details setting up a fully functioning NFV orchestration with firewalling and load balancing services chaining, and comes with a fully-functional NFV service chaining topology with Juniper Contrail service chaining firewall and load-balancer services in a topology that you can access on Ravello and try out.

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Installing and configuring Trend Micro Deep Security, vSphere and NSX environment on AWS and Google Cloud

Trend Micro Deep Security, a security suite providing antivirus, intrusion prevention, firewalling, url filtering and file integrity monitoring for both virtual and physical systems. For virtualized systems, Deep Security can provide you with both client-based as well as clientless solutions providing a single management solution for Virtual Desktops, servers as well as physical systems. In addition, Deep Security can integrate with VMware’s NSX, providing automated network firewalling and security options whenever deep security detects malicious activity on your systems.

In this blogpost, we’ll show how to setup a lab environment for Trend Micro Deep Security using AWS and Google Cloud capacity for both agentless as well as agent-based protection and the integration with VMware vSphere.

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OPNFV Testing on Cloud

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Author:
Brian Castelli
Brian Castelli is a software developer with Spirent creating test methodologies for today’s networks. His current focus is on SDN and NFV.

The OPNFV project is dedicated to delivering a standard reference architecture for the deployment of carrier-grade Network Function Virtualization (NFV) environments. Testing is critical to the success of the project and to the success of real-world deployments, as evidenced by the many test-related sub-projects of OPNFV. One of those subprojects, VSPERF, is dedicated to benchmarking one of the key NFV components: The virtual switch.

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NFV Orchestration: Networking Automation using Juniper Contrail (part 3 of 4 post series)

NFV-orchestration
Author:
Matt Conran
Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming.

This article details NFV orchestration using public cloud NFVI as a 4 part series. This post in the series looks into how service orchestration using Juniper Contrail can help assist with multi-tenancy and workload mobility, and also increase service velocity through NFV orchestration and service chaining.

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