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How Two Managed Cloud Service Providers Are Making the Software-Defined Data Center a Reality with VMware NSX

By VMware Cloud Provider Team 

VMware NSX enables Cloud Providers to create building blocks for their data centers that add additional networking and security capacity every time a new host is added. Of course, the ability to create entirely new virtual networks requires a high degree of security without decreasing speed and agility. That’s why VMware NSX provides a firewall at every single virtual machine – also known as micro-segmentation – while keeping throughput rates extremely high.

Given such a dynamic and scalable solution, we wanted to learn firsthand how some MSPs are putting it to use for their customers. We teamed up with Jason Bloomberg and Charles Araujo of Intellyx, an analysis and advisory firm focused on digital transformation. In partnership with VMware, and through interviews with innovative cloud providers Armor and Expedient, Intellyx produced a new whitepaper geared toward the provider market: Making the Software-Defined Data Center a Reality with VMware NSX, now available for download.

Read the entire article at https://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/2017/10/cloud-service-providers-making-software-defined-data-center-reality-nsx.html

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).

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