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Evangelize products effectively with the Ravello Training Platform

Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors rely on training to evangelize products among customers and partners as well as to equip their sales force with the knowledge to help sell more efficiently. Conducting training usually involves significant setup overhead and preparation. Organizations have to either contend with a sub-optimal training experience due to high latencies caused by accessing its own datacenters or have to undergo a potential logistical nightmare of...

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Ravello Blog | Read More

Customizing L2 Networks in the Cloud

Ravello has empowered thousands of enterprises over the years by providing datacenter-esque (read L2) networking through its Software Defined Network overlay. Ravello has continued to innovate and has made significant improvements to its SDN layer, which now enables enterprises to customize various aspects of their networking environments. The new capabilities include adding switches and VLANs, editing DNS entries and many more. The following videos illustrate how to utilize...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Ravello Community | Read More

Introducing VCN Peering on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Ravello

We are excited to announce the availability of Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) peering on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Ravello Service. VCN peering enables internal connectivity between Ravello based VMware VMs to OCI native PaaS and IaaS services. Common Enterprise Scenario Most enterprises run their multi-tier applications spread across VMware and physical hosts in their data-centers. As enterprises look to move these applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, they have multiple...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Ravello Community | Read More

Establishing Secure Connectivity Between Oracle Ravello and Oracle Database Cloud

Oracle Ravello is an overlay cloud service that enables enterprises to run their VMware and KVM applications, with data-center-like (Layer 2) networking, ‘as-is’ on public clouds without making any modifications. With Ravello, enterprises don’t need to convert their VMs or change networking. This empowers businesses to rapidly develop and deploy existing data-center applications on the public cloud without the associated infrastructure and migration cost and overhead for a...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | Ravello Community | Read More

Siebel CRM Applications on Oracle Ravello Cloud Service

Oracle Ravello is an overlay cloud that enables enterprises to run their VMware and KVM applications with data-center-like (Layer 2) networking 'as-is' on public cloud without any modifications. With Ravello, enterprises don't need to convert their VMs or change networking. This empowers the business to rapidly develop and deploy existing data-center applications on the public cloud without the associated infrastructure and migration cost and overhead for a variety of...

Friday, November 3, 2017 | Ravello Community | Read More

Introducing Ravello on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Ravello has always made it easy for enterprises to move their on premise VMware applications to public cloud. Today, we are excited to announce the availability of Ravello on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offering significantly higher performance & scalability than before. This new offering makes "lift-and-shift" of performance sensitive production enterprise applications to cloud a reality. Accelerate Move of Data-Center Production Apps to Cloud Enterprises typically run their...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Ravello Community | Read More

Oracle RAC DB on Ravello

Oracle RAC Overview Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) is a shared cache clustered database architecture that utilizes Oracle Grid Infrastructure to enable the sharing of server and storage resources. Automatic, instantaneous failover to other nodes, and therefore enables an extremely high degree of scalability, availability, and performance. Originally focused on providing improved database services, Oracle RAC has evolved over the years and is now based on...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Ravello Community | Read More

Five challenges with cyber range training on AWS

This article highlights key challenges associated with offering cyber range training using AWS. It also presents Ravello cybersecurity lab as a way to run cyber ranges for training on public cloud (AWS & Google cloud) to overcome these challenges.   What are cyber rangesCyber range is a realistic representation of infrastructure, network, tools & threat to carry out live-fire attacks and disruptive effects to support testing, training, mission rehearsal exercises. These are...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 | Ravello Community | Read More

Build & test network security architecture using enterprise replicas on AWS & Google Cloud

Author: Matt Conran   Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming.   Colocation with third-party network elements/servers in demilitarized zone (DMZ) is an issue for security architects and puts pressure on network security architecture. How do we connect third party equipment to inhouse security appliances in a...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Ravello Community | Read More

Network security architecture using VXLAN with Palo Alto Networks NG Firewall

Author: Matt Conran Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming. Financial institutions and enterprises require flexible network security architecture to accommodate external network devices/servers in their DC/colo facilities. This article provides a way to design and implement such a network security...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Read More

4 Instructor led training best practices

A productive training process is key to the success of new products (from internal training to channel partners and customers). Since ILT also involves a substantial investment, it isn’t surprising that more and more training organizations are seeking to understand instructor led training best practices - essentially - what they can do to maximize the effectiveness of their training sessions. At Ravello we believe that the essentials are: easily provisioned and deployed...

Sunday, May 15, 2016 | Read More

Man-in-the-middle Network Security Testing on enterprise environment replicas in AWS & Google Cloud

Author: Clarence Chio   Clarence is a Security Research Engineer at Shape Security, working on the system that tackles malicious bot intrusion from the angle of big data analysis. Clarence has presented independent research on Machine Learning and Security at Information Security conferences in several countries, and is also the organizer of the “Data Mining for Cyber Security” meetup group in the SF Bay Area.     Have you ever used an unsecured public wifi connection and wondered...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | Ravello Community | Read More

Penetration testing on AWS: Think like your attacker

Author: Clarence Chio Clarence is a Security Research Engineer at Shape Security, working on the system that tackles malicious bot intrusion from the angle of big data analysis. Clarence has presented independent research on Machine Learning and Security at Information Security conferences in several countries, and is also the organizer of the “Data Mining for Cyber Security” meetup group in the SF Bay Area. In the previous post in the pentest on AWS and Google series, we set up...

Sunday, April 17, 2016 | Read More

Pentesting on AWS: Network Penetration Testing Playground

Author: Clarence Chio Clarence is a Security Research Engineer at Shape Security, working on the system that tackles malicious bot intrusion from the angle of big data analysis. Clarence has presented independent research on Machine Learning and Security at Information Security conferences in several countries, and is also the organizer of the “Data Mining for Cyber Security” meetup group in the SF Bay Area. This next post in the network penetration testing lab series will get...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | Read More

Network penetration testing labs on AWS and Google Cloud with Ravello

Author: Clarence Chio   Clarence is a Security Research Engineer at Shape Security, working on the system that tackles malicious bot intrusion from the angle of big data analysis. Clarence has presented independent research on Machine Learning and Security at Information Security conferences in several countries, and is also the organizer of the “Data Mining for Cyber Security” meetup group in the SF Bay Area.     This blog series discusses how to set up a network...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | Ravello Community | Read More

How to run VMware NSX and Cisco Nexus 1000v on AWS & Google Cloud

Author: Matt Conran   Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming. Network and data-center architects are evaluating network virtualization solutions to bring workload agility to their data-centers. This article (part 3 of a 3 part series) details how to setup fully-functional VMware NSX and Cisco Nexus...

Sunday, March 27, 2016 | Ravello Community | Read More

Choosing between VMware NSX and Cisco Nexus 1000v

Author: Matt Conran Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming. With SDDC (Software Defined Data Center) gaining prominence, network architects, administrators and data-center experts in enterprises around the globe find themselves staring at the inevitable question – should I go for vSphere environment...

Monday, March 21, 2016 | Read More

VMware NSX and Cisco Nexus 1000v Architecture Demystified

Author: Matt Conran   Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming.   Network virtualization brings many benefits to the table – reduced provisioning time, easier/cheaper network management, agility in bringing-up of sophisticated deployments to name a few. A large number of network and data-center architects...

Monday, March 14, 2016 | Ravello Community | Read More

How to setup and run a penetration testing (pentest) lab on AWS or Google Cloud with Kali Linux, Metasploitable and WebGoat

Author: Clarence Chio Clarence works at Shape Security on the system that tackles malicious bot intrusion from the angle of big data analysis. Clarence has presented independent research on Machine Learning and Security at Information Security conferences in several countries, and is also the organizer of the "Data Mining for Cyber Security" meetup group in the SF Bay Area. In this blog, I describe how you can deploy Kali Linux and run penetration testing (also called pen...

Friday, February 19, 2016 | Read More

Virtual training infrastructure: The backbone of hands on labs for ILT & self-paced learning

Virtual training infrastructure is essential for ISVs, for training providers and for enterprises. It is key that this infrastructure will support the nature of the training use case - hands on labs for each student should be easily configured, identical and isolated instances; you should have the ability to spin them up in any geography, and then quickly and easily tear them down. This post demonstrates how three different companies are using Ravello as their virtual...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 | Read More

NFV Orchestration: Setup NFV Orchestration on AWS and Google Cloud (part 4 of 4 post series)

Authors: Jakub Pavlik Jakub Pavlik and Ondrej Smola are engineers at tcpcloud – a leading private cloud builder. Matt Conran Matt Conran is an independent network architect and consultant, and blogs at network-insight.net This article details NFV orchestration using public cloud NFVI as a 4 part series. This post details setting up a fully functioning NFV orchestration with firewalling and load balancing services chaining, and comes with a fully-functional NFV service chaining...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | Read More

Installing and configuring Trend Micro Deep Security, vSphere and NSX environment on AWS and Google Cloud

Trend Micro Deep Security, a security suite providing antivirus, intrusion prevention, firewalling, url filtering and file integrity monitoring for both virtual and physical systems. For virtualized systems, Deep Security can provide you with both client-based as well as clientless solutions providing a single management solution for Virtual Desktops, servers as well as physical systems. In addition, Deep Security can integrate with VMware's NSX, providing automated network...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | Read More

Kali Linux penetration testing labs

As increasing number of enterprises turn to Ravello to replicate their environments on public cloud for security testing, we have seen a growing interest from security community to run security labs on public cloud – to 'sharpen their saw', hone their security testing and ethical hacking skills. Kali Linux is one of the most popular tools used for this purpose. We are proud to announce the availability of Kali Linux based penetrating testing lab on Ravello that...

Friday, February 5, 2016 | Read More

OPNFV Testing on Cloud

Author: Brian Castelli Brian Castelli is a software developer with Spirent creating test methodologies for today's networks. His current focus is on SDN and NFV. The OPNFV project is dedicated to delivering a standard reference architecture for the deployment of carrier-grade Network Function Virtualization (NFV) environments. Testing is critical to the success of the project and to the success of real-world deployments, as evidenced by the many test-related sub-projects...

Friday, February 5, 2016 | Read More

How To Install And Run Windows 8 From ISO on AWS EC2

Although AWS does not natively allow you to install your own Win7, Win8 or WinXP on AMI by attaching an ISO, it’s fairly easy to do this using Ravello’s nested virtualization. This is particularly useful for client testing on AWS. This step by step guide focuses on how to run Windows 8 on AWS. You can also refer to our other windows guides here. Steps: Create an account and login to Ravello, then click “Create Application” to create a new application in Ravello Drag an empty VM...

Friday, February 5, 2016 | Read More

NFV Orchestration: Networking Automation using Juniper Contrail (part 3 of 4 post series)

Author: Matt Conran Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming. This article details NFV orchestration using public cloud NFVI as a 4 part series. This post in the series looks into how service orchestration using Juniper Contrail can help assist with multi-tenancy and workload mobility, and also increase...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 | Read More

NFV Orchestration: Increase service velocity with NFV (part 2 of 4 post series)

Author: Matt Conran Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming. In this second part of a 4-post series around NFV orchestration we detail how NFV (Network Function Virtualization) can help alleviate multi-tenancy and network mobility challenges and increase service velocity (pace at which services can be...

Sunday, January 31, 2016 | Read More

Run an NFV Architecture (OPNFV) on AWS and Google - Brahmaputra Edition

Author: Iben Rodriguez Iben is Cloud consulting and Virtualization Architect. He is trained in agile, ITIL, SOX, PCI-DSS, ISO27000. He is working to shift SDN testing functions out of the test lab and closer to the developers and operators. Setup and operate your own OPNFV Architecture for dev, test, training using Ravello Systems on AWS and Google Cloud. What is OPNFV Architecture The Genesis project of OPNFV defines a number of core technologies that are part of the open source...

Saturday, January 30, 2016 | Read More

Nested virtualization: How to run nested KVM on AWS or Google Cloud

Running nested KVM on public clouds such as AWS and Google has traditionally been a challenge because hypervisors like KVM hypervisors are designed to run on physical x86 hardware and rely on virtualization extensions offered by modern CPUs (Intel VT and AMD SVM) to virtualize the Intel architecture. It is now possible with Ravello’s nested virtualization technology. Ravello’s nested virtualization technology is called HVX - it runs on the public cloud and implements...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 | Read More

NFV Orchestration: Overcome multi-tenancy challenges (part 1 of 4 post series)

Author: Matt Conran Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming. This article details NFV orchestration using public cloud NFVI as a 4 part series. This post looks into challenges traditional networks have with multi-tenancy and workload mobility. In the next, we'll show how Network Function Virtualization...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | Read More

Understanding vCloud Air pricing: How virtual private cloud on-demand compares to AWS

One of the biggest and clearest advantages public cloud computing has over traditional data centers is the cost - with the cloud pricing model Capex becomes Opex, and with a quick use of all the provided calculators - you know exactly what you’re going to pay. No negotiation, “Plug and play”. With it’s own vCloud Air pricing calculator - does VMware-gone-on-demand also fit the description? The short answer is yes. Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand is pay per usage. Much as the...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | Read More

Five most popular penetration testing tools

Ethical hackers are embracing public cloud for penetration testing. Using Ravello on AWS and Google cloud, enterprises are creating high-fidelity replicas of their production environments – and using it for penetration testing to find and fix vulnerabilities in their network, web and applications before a hacker does. This article looks at five most popular tools used by ethical hackers for penetration testing – 1. Kali Linux – Kali is one of the most popular suite of...

Monday, January 18, 2016 | Read More

How to overcome known limitations with existing methods to import and run VM/KVM images on AWS and Google Cloud

This blog describes how you can overcome the limitations of AWS VM ImportInstance feature. There are several reasons for users to want to import their existing server and client system VMs (OVF, OVA, VMX/VMDK, QCOW) to AWS. If you have existing virtualized multi tier applications and you want to leverage public clouds for dev/test/training environments for these applications, you would want a way to quickly run these applications on public cloud while preserving their...

Monday, January 18, 2016 | Read More

5 common mistakes when choosing a VMware hosting provider from vCloud Air network

Almost every single one of the larger VMware customers I’ve worked with has, at some point or the other, needed additional capacity. Before Ravello entered the scene to run VMware workloads unmodified on AWS/Google Cloud, the most common approach was to use a VMware hosting provider to access additional capacity. If you’re looking to choose a VMware hosting provider, take a look at the vCloud Air service provider network which lists 4000 service providers who run a vSphere...

Monday, January 18, 2016 | Read More

Five benefits of penetration testing on AWS using Ravello

Enterprises are looking to secure their network, web and applications against vulnerabilities – they are hiring ethical hackers to penetrate their infrastructure to discover holes. Public cloud (e.g. AWS or Google) is an excellent candidate to build pentesting environments to scale, but lacks some key functionality. Ravello's Security Smart Lab on AWS and Google overcome these drawbacks, and enable creation of high fidelity production environment replicas that can be used for...

Friday, January 15, 2016 | Read More

How to run Cumulus switch on AWS & Google cloud

Cumulus Networks provides a Linux based OS for data-center switches, and has seen a great adoption in the last year. Enterprises love Cumulus since existing Linux management, automation and monitoring tools work seamlessly with Cumulus switches – dramatically simplifying data-center operations. Network Architects want to try out Cumulus, but before rolling out new technology on their networks – they want to build out a leaf-spine topology to realistic enterprise scale and...

Friday, January 8, 2016 | Read More

VyOS on AWS & Google cloud with Layer 2 networking

Networking enthusiasts rejoice – we are proud to share that VyOS is now available on Ravello Repo. Using Ravello's nested virtualization and networking overlay technology, it is now possible to run VyOS on AWS & Google cloud with Layer 2 networking. Networking experts use VyOS – a community fork of Vyatta (now a Brocade product), Linux based network operating system – for software based network routing, firewall and VPN. VyOS supports many features such as scriptable CLI,...

Monday, December 21, 2015 | Read More

Beyond Mininet: Use Ravello to test layer two OpenDaylight services in the cloud

Author: John Sobanski John Sobanski (Sr. Systems Architect) has been with Solers, Inc. for over ten years. John enjoys architecture, business development and machine learning. He has been an early advocate of the OpenDaylight platform and Ravello to both Public and Private customers. OpenDaylight allows network engineers to control switches with high level intelligence and abstracted services. Before Ravello, your engineers needed to deploy physical switches or use Mininet in...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | Read More

How to setup your ESXi lab for upgrading from VMware vSphere 5.5 to 6.0

With the new release of VMware vSphere 6.0, many organizations are thinking about upgrading from existing 5.5 to 6.0 version. However, upgrading multi host ESXi environments running production systems is not an easy task. Most IT administrators would like to perform upgrade in a controlled lab environments so they can practice the upgrade steps, create run book and then do the actual upgrade in their data center environments. The challenge is that it takes a long time to...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | Read More

How to model and test NFV deployments on AWS & Google Cloud

Author: Hemed GurAry, CISSP and CISA, Amdocs Hemed GurAry is a Cloud and Security architect with Amdocs. Hemed specializes in network and application architecture for Finance and Telcos, bringing experience as a PMO and a leading team member in high key projects. His ongoing passion is hacking new technologies. Network Function Virtualization has taken the networking world by storm. It brings to the table many benefits such as cost savings, network programmability and...

Sunday, December 6, 2015 | Read More

Non-dummies guide to nested ESXi lab on Ravello

Ravello’s nested ESXi offering has been out for quite some time. With more and more users and use cases, and advanced setups created on a regular basis - we wanted to make sure you know where to find guides and tools to help you quickly run your VMware vSphere/ESXi lab on Ravello. Before you get started: do you really need to install ESXi? The first thing to do before you get started is make sure you really need to run ESXi in the cloud. VMware applications can, and have been,...

Sunday, December 6, 2015 | Read More

How to integrate Brocade SDN Controller with OpenStack on AWS & Google

Brocade’s SDN Controller and OpenDaylight controller are excellent options for companies that are looking to bring virtual network services on OpenStack. In the past year, Brocade has made significant investments to improve the integration between OpenDaylight and Openstack  – including more complete interface to Neutron and OVS-DB and touching on policy, topology, provisioning, additional south-bound plugins. [caption id="attachment_6044" align="aligncenter" width="351"] Broca...

Thursday, December 3, 2015 | Read More

Malware analysis using REMnux on AWS

Calling all malware analysts! We are proud to share that REMnux is now available on Ravello Repo. Using Ravello’s nested virtualization and networking overlay technology, it is now possible to run REMnux in an isolated sandbox environment for malware analysis on public clouds like AWS. For the uninitiated, REMnux is a Linux toolkit for helping malware analysts with reverse engineering malicious software. At the heart of this toolkit is REMnux Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. REMnu...

Monday, November 9, 2015 | Read More

How to install and configure vRealize Automation (vRA) and test your orchestration scripts - Part 1

Whether you are installing and configuring VMware’s vRealize Automation (vRA) for the first time or need a lab to test your automation and orchestration scripts, you will find this step by step guide useful. Instead of relying on spare hardware, I will be deploying this in a Ravello lab which runs on AWS/Google Cloud. Since I can install ESXi on Ravello, I’ll be treating it just like my data center - so the steps will be similar after that. On a side note, you might want to...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 | Read More

Demonstrating SD-WAN with ease on AWS using Ravello

Author: Matt Conran Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming. Software defined WAN (SD-WAN) has gained ground in recent years. SD-WAN technology brings to forefront many benefits - ranging from lower cost, increased flexibility to reduced complexity of the overall branch office network. In addition larger...

Monday, November 2, 2015 | Read More

How to Install Ixia BreakingPoint Virtual Edition: Hands on lab

Author: George Zecheru George Zecheru is a Senior Product Manager at Ixia responsible for the Applications & Security portfolio. The owner of patent, George has over 13 years experience in Telecommunications industry. Once upon a time all you needed to protect your network was a simple firewall. As the Internet adoption increased, the protection provided by firewalls was soon discovered to be inadequate to respond to the increased sophistication of today’s threats. Security...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | Read More

Install and run VMware NSX 6.2 for Sales demo, POC and training labs on AWS and Google Cloud

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the installation of NSX 6.2 for VMware vSphere on AWS or Google Cloud through the use of Ravello. NSX allows you to virtualize your networking infrastructure, moving the logic of your routing, switching and firewalling from the hardware infrastructure to the hypervisor. Software-defined networking is an essential component of the software-defined datacenter and is most likely the most revolutionary change since the creation of VLANs. The...

Sunday, October 11, 2015 | Read More

How to build a large scale BGP MPLS Service Provider Network and model on AWS – Part 2

Author: Matt Conran Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming. Service Providers around the globe deploy MPLS networks using label-switched paths to improve quality of service (QoS) that meet specific SLAs that enterprises demand for traffic. This is a two-part post – Part 1 introduces MPLS constructs and...

Sunday, October 11, 2015 | Read More

How to build a large scale BGP MPLS Service Provider Network and model on AWS – Part 1

Author: Matt Conran Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming. Service Providers around the globe deploy MPLS networks using label-switched paths to improve quality of service (QoS) that meet specific SLAs that enterprises demand for traffic. This is a two-part post – Part 1 (this post) introduces MPLS...

Sunday, October 11, 2015 | Read More

VSAN 6.1 environment on AWS and Google Cloud

Install and run VSAN 6.1 environment for sales demo, POC and training labs on AWS and Google Cloud With the new release of VSAN 6.1, quite a few people are likely interested in installing this new version, to test out the new features and to showcase their storage management products working with this new release. With Ravello, you can do this without requiring a prohibitive physical test setup (3 hosts, with SSD and storage). You can setup and run multi node ESXi environment...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | Read More

Cisco enables customers to test hybrid cloud designs using Ravello

We are excited to share that Cisco Systems is working with Ravello Systems to enable its customers to test hybrid cloud designs with Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR1000v) in a full-featured real world deployment environment. Users just need to open a Ravello account and add the fully functional CSR1000v ‘blueprint’ from Ravello to their library to gain access. With Cisco Cloud Services Router available on Ravello, users can Run both VMware & KVM versions of CSR 1000v with one...

Saturday, September 19, 2015 | Read More

Big Switch Labs - Running self-service, on-demand VMware vCenter/ESX and OpenStack based Open SDN Fabric demo environments in AWS and Google Cloud

Author: Sunit Chauhan Director, Big Switch Labs At Big Switch Networks, we are taking key hyperscale data center networking design principles and applying them to fit-for-purpose products for enterprises, cloud providers and service providers. Our Open SDN Fabric products built using bare metal switching hardware and centralized controller software, deliver the simplicity and agility required to run a modern a data center network. Through seamless integration and automation with...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | Read More

LISP Leaf & Spine architecture with Arista vEOS using Ravello on AWS

Author: Matt Conran Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming. This post discusses a Leaf and Spine data center architecture with Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) based on Arista vEOS. It begins with a brief introduction to these concepts and continues to discuss how one can setup a fully functional LISP...

Monday, September 14, 2015 | Read More

How to run leading network & security appliances on AWS & Google with L2 Networking

Ravello’s software defined networking overlay makes it possible to create full-featured network & security labs on public cloud. With a clean Layer 2 networking access, enterprises, ISVs, their resellers, have adopted Ravello for a variety of use-cases – network modeling, development-testing, training, sales demos, PoCs, cyber ranges, security sandbox environments to name a few. A networking or security lab is only as sophisticated as its deployment setup and the appliances...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 | Read More

Provisioning and running on-demand ESXi labs on AWS and Google Cloud for automation testing - Managed Services Platform and delivery

Author: Myles Gray Myles is Infrastructure Engineer for Novosco Ltd in the MSP division. Primarily focused on implementing IaaS projects and automation for both self-hosted and private customer clouds. Company Profile Novosco is a leading provider of Cloud Technologies, Managed Services and Consulting. We specialise in helping organisations utilise the unique aspects of emerging technologies to solve business challenges in new and dynamic ways. We operate under managed service or...

Friday, August 28, 2015 | Read More

On-demand Cyber Ranges on AWS using Ravello- making cybersecurity development, testing and training affordable & accessible for enterprises

Today’s cyber threat landscape necessitates that your organization base its approach to security on the assumption that the adversary is already inside your network. So how do we prepare your organization to take back your network and to protect your data? SimSpace is proud to introduce our Virtual Clone Network (VCN) technology that provides realistic environments, adversary attack campaigns, and training and assessment tools for your organization’s cybersecurity...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Read More

How to setup VXLAN using Arista vEOS to seamlessly connect data-centers

Author: Matt Conran Matt Conran is a Network Architect based out of Ireland and a prolific blogger at Network Insight. In his spare time he writes on topics ranging from SDN, OpenFlow, NFV, OpenStack, Cloud, Automation and Programming. The following post explains key drivers for overlay virtual networking and popular overlay technology called Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN). It walks through how to set up a working VXLAN design based on Arista vEOS on Ravello’s Networking Smart...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Read More

Running VMware VMs on Ravello HVX versus installing ESXi hypervisor itself on Ravello

We recently announced general availability of InceptionSX which lets you run the nested ESXi hypervisor on AWS or Google Cloud. But for the last two years we have had customers running their enterprise application environments with VMware VMs and complex networking on Ravello using just HVX. The setup, install and performance is entirely different for the two So here is a quick cheat sheet explaining the differences.   HVX: Running VMware VMs or virtual appliances on Ravello Incep...

Sunday, August 23, 2015 | Read More

How to configure SSH and RDP access for nested VMs running on top of ESXi hosts in Ravello Systems

In this document we describe how to enable ingress connectivity to the nested VMs running on top of VMware ESXi™/ vCenter in Ravello, also referred to as 2nd level VMs. Since Ravelo DHCP does not support nested virtual machines we will use static IP configuration.. For more information on using DHCP, and the additional configuration needed, see this post from Ohad, detailing the steps. The Ravello DHCP servers do not give out IPs to the nested virtual machines, so we need to...

Friday, August 21, 2015 | Read More

InfinityDC: How to extend your on-premises vSphere data center to the cloud

In this blog I’m going to focus on how to extend your VMware vSphere on-premises datacenter to the public cloud. With Ravello, you can run ESXi nodes in AWS or Google Cloud, and easily connect it to your data center. Hence, you can spin up as many VMware ESXi nodes as you need, on demand, and simply pay for what you use. We call this, the InfinityDC. Both, the on-premises data center as well as the ESXi nodes running in AWS can be managed using the same VMware vCenter,...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | Read More

Preparing Linux Images for Ravello

One of the great things about building and running applications in Ravello is that you can, almost literally, drag and drop in machines from a range of virtualization platforms - VirtualBox, VMWare, Qemu-kvm, pretty much anything really. Then you can use these images to build your environment and run them without caring about the underlying cloud provider. In this blog, I will describe how to build a machine image for Ravello and some of the key modifications that need to be...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Read More

How to setup VPN for environment running in Ravello from a vanilla pfSense image

Ravello’s nested virtualization and overlay networking technology allows for fast application development and testing by encapsulating entire application environments in cloud agnostic capsules. This capability makes it easy to quickly spin hundreds of versions of the capsules in the cloud, which is typical of a continuous integration setup. There is often times a need to connect the Ravello environment to another public cloud, or an on-premise private cloud servers,...

Sunday, August 16, 2015 | Read More

How to run EMC ISilon OneFS simulator in VMware ESXi environment on AWS and Google cloud for user trials, demos and training

Isilon OneFS is a scale out NAS storage solution from EMC and uses intelligent software to scale data across vast quantities of commodity hardware. It replaces the three layers of traditional storage model - file system, volume manager and data protection and provides a unified clustered file system with built-in scalable data protection, and obviating the need for volume management. EMC makes available for download, the Isilon OneFS 7.2.0.1 Simulator at no charge for...

Thursday, August 6, 2015 | Read More

How to setup vCenter 6.0 on Windows in nested ESXi on Ravello

Background This guide will show you how to install the vCenter 6.0 Windows version in your nested ESXi lab on Ravello. This does not cover VCSA 6.0 - that’s coming next. If you haven’t yet installed vSphere we suggest you start with: How to create vSphere 6.0 image on Ravello As most of you probably know besides implementing a hypervisor merely capable of running regular VMs, we’ve also implemented CPU virtualization extensions called VT-I for Intel or SVM for AMD cpus. These...

Thursday, July 23, 2015 | Read More

How to setup DHCP for 2nd level guests running on ESXi in Ravello

As most of you probably know besides implementing a hypervisor merely capable of running regular VMs, we’ve also implemented a CPU virtualization extensions called VT-I for Intel or SVM for AMD cpus. These extensions, in essence, allow running other hypervisors such as KVM or VMWare’s ESXi on top of Ravello. In this blog I’m going to focus on using DHCP for the 2nd level guests running on ESXi. This blog is optional in case you do not want to use only static IPs for 2nd level...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | Read More

Migrating dev & test workloads from VMware to AWS

I was on the phone with Chris Porter today (side note - I was quickly impressed with his knowledge) and he made an interesting point about running dev/test workloads in the cloud. “If my production is on AWS, I’d certainly want to run my dev & test there”, he said. “But if my production is on premises on VMware, I’d like dev/test environments in the cloud that can be turned on and off on demand but the problem is they need to be very very similar to my on prem production...

Sunday, July 12, 2015 | Read More

How to emulate DCs in public cloud and connect them using Cisco CSR 1000v?

Author: Mirko Grabel Mirko Grabel is a ‘Kick-Ass’ Technical Marketing Engineer with Cisco, and an active CCIE certified speaker at Cisco Live. He has global technical responsibility for ISR, CSR and ASR product lines. Cisco’s Cloud Services Router (CSR) running IOS-XE is a very popular network appliance used in a variety of scenarios – as a VPN gateway, as a MPLS termination, to connect DCs, to provide an internet split-out for branches, to connect branches to HQ. Coupled with...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | Read More

My Virtual Way: Lab to migrate a VM with vMotion (and still without hardware)

The last time I started learning what VMware was all about, I stopped at the high-level theoretical overview of the availability, scalability, management and optimization challenges that VMware technologies help organizations overcome. Having no physical servers at my disposal, the first time I went through the long list of VMware technologies vMotion, High Availability, vFlash and all the others - I didn’t do anything. This time, however, I used my ESXi lab set up on Ravello ...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Read More

Skyhigh Networks - On-demand customer PoC environments on AWS & Google Cloud

Author: Dr. Nate Brady Systems Engineering Manager at Skyhigh Networks Nate is a Systems Engineering Manager at Skyhigh Networks managing a growing team of SEs based out of US. Nate is an expert in Networks, Security and Risk Management domains Skyhigh Networks Skyhigh Networks is the leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) facilitating secure adoption of cloud-based services. Our solution is two fold: Skyhigh for Shadow IT enables enterprises to detect over 13,000 cloud...

Monday, June 29, 2015 | Read More

Splunk demo, PoC, training environments with L2 networking on Google & AWS

Splunk is a SIEM market leader with an active ecosystem of resellers, application developers, partners, customers – all of which need a Splunk lab for sales demos, customer PoCs, training and development testing. Ravello's Network & Security SmartLab presents an option to set up Splunk labs on public cloud - Google & AWS at costs starting $0.14/hour. Splunk – a SIEM market leader Gartner has identified Splunk as a market leader in Security Information & Event Management (SIEM)...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | Read More

Continuous integration testing with ESXi labs on AWS and Google cloud for StacksWare VDI software asset management product

Author: Vivek Nair Interests include geeking out about virtualization & building complex distributed systems. Previously worked at Asana and on the Local Law Enforcement team at Palantir Technologies. Currently a lecturer in the CS department at Stanford University This post summarizes how StacksWare, an agentless software asset management product for VDI, has implemented CI testing of their product on ESXi infrastructure test beds. StacksWare development team has modeled...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | Read More

Software training portal: creating courses, classes and student labs using Ravello

To make the set-up, administration and delivery of classroom training, instructor-led training and self-paced training sessions, Ravello created an easily configurable training portal. The training portal is the hub for setting up and administering as many courses and specific instances of these courses as required, by accessing pre-created application blueprints, and providing each student an isolated environment of the relevant applications. In this post I will quickly go...

Monday, June 8, 2015 | Read More

Ravello VM Import Tool - Best Practices and Tips

Ravello’s VM Import Tool Ravello offers an import tool that enables organizations to easily upload their VMware and KVM VMs to Ravello’s platform in a variety of ways - directly from vCenter or vSphere, as an OVF, or by uploading disk files and images (ISOs, VMDKs, QCOWs). Factors affecting upload time As one may expect, the time taken to upload the VM by the import tool depends on - Size of VM - larger VMs take longer Bandwidth available - more bandwidth means faster upload Link...

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Read More

How to use Veeam Cloud Connect for DR: backup and restore with nested ESXi on AWS

The topic of Enterprise Disaster Recovery in the "Cloud" often comes up when I am working with Ravello customers. Since Ravello can create high-fidelity on-demand copies of your VMware and KVM environments with complex networking in Amazon AWS and Google Cloud people often ask me about DR testing scenarios. A couple of years ago I was utilizing Veeam to backup my VMware ESXi clusters and recover virtual machines in a few different on-premise Data Centers. I decided to take...

Sunday, May 17, 2015 | Read More

VirtualBox to Vagrant to Ravello Smart Labs - Software Development Infrastructure Evolution

VirtualBox and Vagrant are popular tools in the development & test community because of their ease of use and simplicity - but developers want more. This post discusses when to use Virtual Box, how Vagrant fits into the picture and how SmartLabs is the next step in that evolution. VirtualBox VirtualBox is popular as a means to create a standard development environment. Using VirtualBox one can package a virtual machine complete with OS, tools, compilers, environment...

Friday, May 15, 2015 | Read More

My Virtual Way: VCA and VCP certification exam prep: Lab setup - Getting started

There are many great guides out there to study for the the VCA and VCP exam, but many of us don’t have access to a proper lab setup to train on. Especially now with VCP6, often times it’s tough to meet the vSphere 6 requirements in the home lab. I’m not as far along in the certification process just yet, but I already have my own ESXi lab. Instead of purchasing hardware or using a hosting provider, I used set up my ESXi lab on AWS. I put together this quick outline hoping to...

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Read More

Announcing Networking & Security Smart Labs on AWS and Google Cloud

We at Ravello are proud to announce the launch of networking and security Smart Labs on AWS or Google Cloud. Our goal is to enable the entire ecosystem of networking and security technologies with real world labs that run in the cloud to achieve a level of scale and accuracy not possible with traditional network and security simulation approaches. Using Ravello’s technology, we enable true “data center like” labs in the cloud - without any restrictions on layer 2 networking...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | Read More

How to setup VLANs on AWS using Ravello?

Ravello’s software defined networking overlay on AWS & Google cloud exposes a clean Layer 2 interface to the guest VMs running on top. Networking overlay enables all capabilities that one has access to in a datacenter environment - including VLANs - which AWS & Google cloud cannot natively support. VLANs are extremely useful for network segregation in variety of scenarios - One can move from flat network to segregated network without changing IPs Use the same firewall interface...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | Read More

How to keep Static IPs on AWS & Google Cloud?

Application owners feel challenged when they move their multi-VM, multi-tier environment from data-center to AWS & Google cloud. The networking changes -- you cannot keep the same IP addresses, netmask, networking interconnect on public cloud as you have in your data center. Ravello’s software defined networking (SDN) overlay gives you the ability to mirror your data-center network on AWS & Google cloud without making changes. This article goes over how to mirror the static...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | Read More

Virtual Routers on Ravello

Ravello’s SDN enables access to all the networking constructs available in data-center environments on public cloud. This allows one to mirror their data center setup on AWS or Google cloud. One of these networking constructs is a virtual router. Ravello creates a virtual router in an ‘application’ when a Gateway is defined for one of the network interfaces associated with a VM in the application. As an example, Netscaler VM’s management interface has a Gateway (10.1.10.1)...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | Read More

Adding NICs and changing MAC addresses in AWS EC2

For networking and security enthusiasts, below is a short comparison of running your VMs in AWS/Google vs. data center vs. Ravello. One of the main limitations of AWS/Google is that they don’t allow for advanced L2 networking configurations including VLANs, dynamic routing, IPv6 and multicast/broadcast traffic. With Ravello, your entire application environment is encapsulated and run in AWS/Google. One of the main benefits of doing this is that it opens up all the L2 and L3...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | Read More

How to configure multiple NICs and multiple IPs per VM on AWS EC2

It is often required to configure more than a single network interface on your VMs, and sometimes one also needs to configure additional IPs on a given NIC. However, it is not as straightforward a task as it may sound, not even on the public cloud. On AWS, for example, you cannot "natively” define as many interfaces as you’d like, nor as many additional (secondary) IP addresses on each NIC, and in order to be able to define a large number of NICs, you’ll need to lease the...

Friday, May 8, 2015 | Read More

Ansible SmartLab on Ravello

In some of our previous blog entries we’ve discussed Puppet for config management. Today we are going to talk about another, easier to setup, config management service, Ansible. Ansible is written in Python and uses YAML configuration playbooks to handle pushing out configurations. Ansible, like Puppet, is used to control what the final state of things should look like. Since we’ve discussed Puppet, it is only fair to stack the two up and see what is different. Puppet Ansible Mas...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | Read More

How to use promiscuous mode on AWS: using port mirroring for packet capture in the cloud

It is a well-known fact that one cannot use promiscuous mode (port mirroring) on AWS or Google cloud. However getting packet capture on AWS in many cases would be the easy and sometime only solution for testing various use cases where traffic monitoring and deep packet analysis is required, such as IDS or networking applications development, testing or training. Using Ravello, you’ll be able to set up this kind of advanced network configuration for your application, while...

Friday, April 24, 2015 | Read More

Running Barracuda Firewalls in AWS or Google for Testing, Training, and POCs

Training. POCs. Testing. These are use cases where the ability to create multiple copies of the same environment quickly is key to success. Barracuda has recently announced their plans to expand the partner channel, and has historically provided virtual appliances which can be run in AWS or Google Cloud. However, these providers don’t support IPv6 or Layer 2 networking functionality such as multicast, VMACs, Gratuitous ARP or VLAN tagging. Ravello’s nested virtualization...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Read More

How to prepare an NFS shared storage server for a VMware ESXi lab

As most of you probably know besides implementing a hypervisor merely capable of running regular VMs, we’ve also implemented a CPU virtualization extensions called VT-I for Intel or SVM for AMD cpus. These extensions, in essence, allow running other hypervisors such as KVM or VMware ESXi™ in the public cloud on top of Ravello. In this blog I’m going to focus on installing and configuring NFS image template that can be later used as a shared datastore in a VMware datacenter. We...

Monday, April 20, 2015 | Read More

To vCloud Air or AWS? The million dollar dilemma

Enterprises are trying to decide whether to embrace AWS or vCloud Air as a part of their cloud strategy. This post looks into benefits of each, and introduces Ravello as an option that brings together best of both worlds. Interested in seeing the benefits for yourself? Sign up for a free Ravello trial. With IT budgets shrinking, enterprises across the globe are faced with a million dollar question – can I stretch my budget by moving away from capex and embracing opex? Many...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Read More

Step-by-step guide: Setting up CI/CD with Ravello, Jenkins and Chef on Amazon EC2

I recently presented at an Amazon (AWS) EC2 user group meet-up in Toronto, Canada. The idea was to demo some popular tools being used today rather than only provide a Ravello product demo. It turned out to be a very technical dynamic group with lots of interactive discussion and technical questions. As promised, I put together a detailed blog that described the talk and provides some technical details for anyone who wants to try it out. In the end I hope this blog is detailed...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Read More

How to build a 250 node VMware vSphere/ ESXi lab environment in AWS for testing

This blog was written with guidance from Scott Lowe around best practices of VMware data center design and automation. As most of you are aware, we recently announced the public beta of a new feature that allows users to run VMware ESXi™ on AWS or Google cloud. Essentially, we have implemented Intel VT/ AMD-V functionality in software in our hypervisor, HVX. That makes the underlying cloud look like real x86 hardware - complete with silicon extensions required to run modern...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Read More

No Hardware Required - Testing VMware Integration and Management Tools on Ravello

As a Solution Architect for Scalar Decisions, we are often tasked with obtaining a thorough understanding of the integration process between solution components that will operate within a customer environment. We are also often asked to provide our personal (and professional) opinion on different products that compete with each other. In order to provide experience based knowledge and opinion to our customers, we rely heavily on lab environments to test and evaluate potential...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Read More

Nested ESXi on AWS or Google Cloud with Ravello: Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Why would I want to run VMware ESXi on AWS or Google cloud? A1: VMware technology partners, resellers and customers need infrastructure lab environments for development and testing, sales demos, PoCs, and training. The public cloud is ideal for these kinds of workloads. Now, with Ravello, the VMware ecosystem can run customized ESXi™ infrastructure labs in AWS or Google cloud on demand. Read more about specific nested ESXi use-cases here. Q2: Why can I not run ESXi on AWS...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Read More

Using Ravello Systems for Technical Training of Red Hat CloudForms

Author: Geert Jansen The product owner of CloudForms, Geert's areas of expertise include tinkering with all new technologies, developing extensions and modules to contribute on the GitHub. Red Hat CloudForms is Red Hat’s Cloud Management Platform (CMP) product. A CMP is a piece of software that provides high-level management capabilities on top of virtualization infrastructures, private clouds, and public clouds. Some examples of these management capabilities are self-service,...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Read More

How to create VMware ESXi 5.5 & 6.0 image on Ravello?

We at Ravello have been working on some really cool technology for the last couple of months. We have implemented a CPU virtualization extension called VT-I for Intel or SVM for AMD in our HVX hypervisor. These extensions allow running other hypervisors such as KVM or VMware ESXi™ on top of Ravello in addition to running regular VMs. In this blog we are going to walk through installing and configuring ESXi on a public cloud - extremely useful for running ESXi enabled virtual...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Read More

Setting up Arista vEOS switch and VM Tracer lab with VMware ESXi hosts on AWs and Google Cloud for customer trials and sales demo

VM Tracer is a capability that is natively integrated into the Arista Extensible Operating System (EOS) and works with the entire Arista 7000 Family of Data Center Switches, and links the Arista switches to VMware vCenter™. It provides unprecedented visibility into the virtualized environment, seamless integration into a familiar industry-standard CLI, and automatic configuration of tasks and policy by integrating natively with VMware vCenter. It is coupled with vEOS as a...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Read More

How to Create VMware Data Center on Ravello

We at Ravello have been working on some really cool technology for the last couple of months. We have implemented a CPU virtualization extension called VT-I for Intel or SVM for AMD in our HVX hypervisor. These extensions allow running other hypervisors such as KVM or VMWare ESXi™ on top of Ravello in addition to running regular VMs. In this blog we are going to walk through setting a full VMWare datacenter in a public cloud - extremely useful for running ESXi enabled virtual...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Read More

Instructions for VMware ESXi Guest VM external connectivity

Please follow the instructions to enable ingress/egress connectivity to the VMs running on top of VMware ESXi™ in Ravello. The VMs must be defined with static IP configuration since the Ravello built-in DHCP server won’t work with nested VMs. Add a second NIC to an ESXi host VM in Ravello UI . The second NIC would be used to create an uplink for a separate vSwitch on ESXi. Nested VMs will be connected to this vSwitch. In Ravello UI define a subnet for nested VMs. For example...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Read More

How to run Fortinet FortiGate in AWS or Google cloud with Layer 2 networking for demos, PoCs, training and testing

Fortinet has a growing list of technology-alliances, and a prolific ecosystem of resellers, technology partners and customers. This ecosystem needs complete, fully featured Fortinet FortiGate environments for - demos, PoCs and testing. Public clouds - AWS or Google are ideal for these transient workloads, but they don’t support Layer 2 networking - multicast/broadcast, VMACs, Gratuitous ARP and VLANs don’t work, making it difficult to create representative environments using...

Friday, April 3, 2015 | Read More

Putting Puppet to Use (3 of 3 in Puppet series)

Author: Michael J. Clarkson Jr. President at Flakjacket Inc., Michael is Red Hat Certified Architect Level II (E,I,X,VA,SA-OSP,DS,A), Cloudera Certified Administrator Apache Hadoop The last couple of blogs introduced Puppet, including basic deployment and how the language works. We could spend months of blogs continuing that but the team at Puppet Labs have done an excellent job of that. For those who want to learn in classrooms they even offer training. Today we put a bow on...

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Read More

Puppet Domain Specific Language Overview (2 of 3 in Puppet series)

Author: Michael J. Clarkson Jr. President at Flakjacket Inc., Michael is Red Hat Certified Architect Level II (E,I,X,VA,SA-OSP,DS,A), Cloudera Certified Administrator Apache Hadoop Last week we looked at how to deploy a Puppet Master/Agent lab environment. Before we use that environment, we have to learn to speak its language. This week we cover the basics of writing a simple manifest in the Puppet DSL. You can start your Ravello Puppet Smart Lab free trial by clicking the...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Read More

How to run Juniper vSRX in AWS or Google cloud with Layer 2 networking for demos, PoCs, training and testing

Juniper Networks has a growing list of technology-alliances, and a prolific ecosystem of resellers, technology partners and customers. This ecosystem needs complete, fully featured Juniper vSRX environments for - demos, PoCs and testing. Public clouds - AWS or Google are ideal for these transient workloads, but cannot run vSRX. Even if it did, public cloud doesn’t support Layer 2 networking - multicast/broadcast, VMACs, Gratuitous ARP and VLANs don’t work, making it difficult...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Read More