The NSX play for VMware has come through the Nicira acquisition and the evolution of vCloud Networking and Security. What NSX boils down to is an ecosystem of networking products that include orchestration, network function virtualisation, and hypervisor awesomeness. This is delivered in an overlay styled network.

I am presenting at the Melbourne VMware Users Group (VMUG) this Thursday the 21st of November. The focus of this VMUG is NSX, vSAN and vFlash – the building blocks of the Software Defined Data Centre. With the topic set I was asked by Craig Waters to deliver a community presentation for the event. My talk is entitled “The strength of Titans – building networks that support vertical growth” and encompasses the following:

  • Traditional networks
  • Old applications and scaling
  • Overlay networking vs Flow programmability
  • Cloud-walking

The timeline of the meetup:

4:00 pm Doors Open/Registration
4:15 pm Introduction from VMUG Steering Committee
4:30 pm Sponsor Presentation 1
5:15pm Break
5:30 pm Round Table Discussions / VMware Presentation
6:15 pm Break
6:30 pm Community Presentation 1
7:15 pm Food, Drinks and Networking with vBeers
?:?? pm Event Concludes








This time around we are at a different location.

Telstra 242 Conference Centre
242 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3002


I hope you can get there and see the presentation. Maybe come down for some vBeers after too – but if you can’t I will post the presentation up here after the event.


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