Congratulations to all the newly minted vExperts of 2016! I’d like to personally thank each and every one of you because as Corey rightly said in the announcement, “each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and…
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.
Ravello has been pioneering nested virtualization for a while now and we recently launched a nested ESXi solution running on AWS and Google Cloud. In fact Ravello currently provides the only way to run nested VMware ESXi or nested KVM on the the public cloud.
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.
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.
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.
As increasing number of enterprises turn to Ravello to replicate their environments on public cloud for security testing, we have seen a growing interest from security community to run security labs on public cloud – to ‘sharpen their saw’, hone their security…
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.
Although AWS does not natively allow you to install your own Win7, Win8 or WinXP on AMI by attaching an ISO, it’s fairly easy to do this using Ravello’s nested virtualization. This is particularly useful for client testing on AWS.
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.