AWS VPN to NSX Edge Appliance

Walter Horton Blog, Notes From the Field

Working with the AWS default hardware VPN solution often leaves a lot to be desired, especially when trying to establish a tunnel to a policy-based VPN like the NSX Edge Appliance.  In the past, we often turned to third-party software VPNs to work around the limitations and compatibility issues imposed by AWS’s VPN solution. Recently, though, we came upon a …

My Firewall is a Load Balancer?

Denis Savage Blog, Notes From the Field

With the Sophos XG Firewall it can be We hate making mistakes. Sometimes our brain is too fast for our fingers to comply and the dreaded fat-finger rears. Groans ensue. Very rarely, it produces a hesitant, albeit slightly joyful, “Oh. Ooohhhh. Ha!” When we were experiencing some issues with our F5 Load Balancers related to random dropped connections, we were …

Veeam 9.5 update 4 – vCloud Director Integration

Jorge Bujazan Notes From the Field

As service providers, we have had the opportunity to start experimenting with Veeam 9.5 update 4 before it became generally available. Being a VMware multi-tenant Cloud operator that uses vCloud Director, we were very interested in what this “integration” would mean for our clients. Before we get into the new functionality, it may be pertinent to show how AIS has …

Guest Clustering of Microsoft Applications on Top of Virtualization Platforms

Marcus Bauer Blog, Notes From the Field

Summary In today’s age of cloud computing, virtualized applications are very common. While the deployment details may vary, i.e. where these applications are deployed, the common characteristic among environments is that they all reside in virtualization platforms. This is true for private clouds, AIS Community Cloud, and public clouds alike. While cloud environments, when properly deployed, provide virtual machine instance …