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Ryan Coombes

The Rise of SDN and NV: Strengthening Corporate Infosecurity Policies Like Never Before

by Ryan Coombes

on Oct 29, 2015 12:39:00 PM

A lot has been written about how today’s I.T. Infrastructure security models are broken. The days of securing the perimeter and trusting everything and everybody inside are gone. To make such a statement may seem bold, but you only have to look to a recent Forrester survey* identifying the top three corporate security breaches as (1) the loss/theft of corporate assets; (2) inadvertent misuse by an insider and (3) external attacks targeting corporate systems, to understand that such a statement is far from bold and in fact a matter organisations should start to consider more seriously.

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Topics: software defined networks, SDN, SDDC, software defined data centre, Network Virtualisation, NV, Information Security, Zero-Trust Policy

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Micro-segmentation in a Nutshell

by Ryan Coombes

on Dec 18, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Micro segmentation is the latest hot topic within the industry, based upon achieving a truly secure enterprise environment. As many modern breaches have proved, a perimeter-centric network security strategy for enterprise data centers is no longer adequate!

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Topics: VMWare NSX, Micro-Segmentation, Network Virtualisation

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The Future of Networking has Arrived

by Ryan Coombes

on Oct 23, 2014 10:57:00 AM

Having recently attended VMWorld 2014 in Barcelona I was amazed at the volume of interest in VMWare's NSX platform. The official NSX launch has been much anticipated by the faithful and boy, we weren't let down! Besides the official keynote launch, there were dozens of workshops and hands on labs to get everyone started.

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Topics: network, software defined networks, SDDC, Arista, VMWare NSX, VMWare, Palo Alto, VMWorld 2014, Micro-Segmentation

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Cloud Streets - is the Cloud market about to Open?

by Ryan Coombes

on Oct 10, 2014 9:02:00 AM

I have long been of the opinion that the only way for cloud-like technologies, and ultimately the cloud market to really become viable to the enterprise is for cloud service providers to enable the mobility of workloads between one another. This may sound absurd as I am basically suggesting that customers would be able to move workloads to competitors unhindered. This goes against everything I.T. as for years vendors have always tried to keep things proprietary to prevent customers from easily adopting change, especially to competitors.

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Topics: Cloud computing, enterprise IT, open stack, open source

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What technology changes need to occur to drive greater cloud adoption

by Ryan Coombes

on Jun 26, 2014 4:54:00 AM

Cloud services like Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive have been phenomenal commercial successes, giving consumers a quick and simple way to manage the task of backing up and distributing their documents, device settings, and other important information.

Cloud computing is also one of the latest technological trends which has caught on in the corporate world. As of 2014, a report by RightScale revealed that over 85% of organizations were already using public cloud services, such as those offered by VMware, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon Web Services.

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