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VMware vSphere Beta 2 is now available!
• Automation: Two new methods for deploying new vSphere hosts to an environment make the Auto Deploy process more highly available than ever before.
VMware has announced the general availability of the new VMware vCloud Suite 5.1, a complete, integrated cloud infrastructure solution that integrates VMware's leading virtualization, cloud infrastructure and management portfolio into a single SKU, simplifying the adoption of cloud era technologies.
"The VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 is the first and most comprehensive solution for delivering the software-defined datacenter," said Mike Clayville, vice president, product marketing, cloud infrastructure products, VMware. "By bringing together everything customers may need to build and manage agile, reliable cloud infrastructure, the VMware vCloud Suite simplifies and automates IT operations and delivers on the promise of cloud computing."
The VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 extends the benefits of virtualization to every domain in the datacenter -- compute, storage, networking, and the associated availability and security services. It includes industry leading virtualization, software-defined datacenter services, policy-based provisioning, disaster recovery, and application and operations management capabilities delivered by:
VMware vSphere 5.1 is available for download now!!!
VMware vShield App (vShield App) is a centrally managed, stateful, distributed virtual firewall. It protects virtual machines by placing a stateful firewall filter on every virtual network adaptor. vShield App enables simple-to-use, non-disruptive implementation of network security in VMware vSphere environments. This document focuses on the use of vShield App to secure applications in the DMZ.
There are two main ways to approach DMZ design with virtualization: fully collapsed and air gap. Because vShield App is transparent to network topology, the configuration of security groups and rules based on these groups remains the same between topologies.
Fellow vExpert Duco Jaspars finally decided to start his own VMware blog. His website can be found at blog.vconsult.nl. Duco who works as a Virtualization Consultant is a well-known figure in the virtualization community. He has helped many people with advice and guidance but he has made an art of arranging free goodies, not only for his own use but also for other virtualization friends :-) Keep an eye out for blog.vconsult.nl - there are already some interesting articles available.