Can you afford to deploy new applications in days or weeks when your competitors can do it in minutes? Are your developers satisfied with the time it takes to move a new application from development through QA and CA to production? Are you able to deploy new releases daily? Are you happy that your development teams prefer public cloud services over internal IT? If you've answered NO to at least one of the questions, it's high time to put Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) near the top of your priority list.

Now imagine you’d combine virtualized network services with programmable network elements – you’d get highly flexible infrastructure allowing you to deploy, configure and migrate application stacks in minutes, not days or weeks.

Excited? The day-long DIGS Next-Generation Infrastructure event on April 19th, 2018 based on real-life design and implementation experience of the presenters will help you on the path to a next-generation Data center.

Introduction to SDDC and VMware NSX

The day will start with a morning session sponsored by NIL. The introductory presentation by Ivan Pepelnjak (ipSpace.net AG) will explain the need for software-defined data centers in modern IT environment, its fundamental concepts, and architectural approaches used by vendors like VMware or Cisco.

The second presentation by our IT Architect, Mitja Robas will focus on a practical deployment case study – Mitja has designed and built software-defined data center infrastructure for numerous large customers and will share his successes and lessons learned.

Mitja will start his presentation by discussing SDDC and VMware NSX solution design, particularly the sizing implications that are extremely important if you want to have seamless implementation and day-2 operations experience. whose important part is sizing, is tightly interrelated not only with implementation but operations also. He’ll also cover the operational aspects of migration to NSX, change management, updates, and upgrades, scaling, maintaining and monitoring the NSX environment.

The rest of the morning is dedicated to a roundtable discussion focused on real-life challenges of introducing SDDC concepts into existing IT organizations, in particular, the boundaries between application development and operations groups.

VMWARE NSX ARCHITECTURE DEEP DIVE

The Introduction to SDDC and VMware NSX part of the DIGS event will be following by an afternoon workshop led by Ivan Pepelnjak and focused on VMware NSX architecture.
The workshop will cover these topics:

  • Software-Defined Data Center components;
  • VMware NSX architecture and components, covering both NSX for vSphere and NSX-T;
  • Role of VMware NSX in a SDDC;
  • Principles of overlay virtual networks;
  • Controller-based overlay virtual network switching;
  • NSX layer-2 and layer-3 gateways, distributed routers and service routers;
  • Implementing routing for virtual environments with NSX;
  • Microsegmentation and distributed virtual firewalls;
  • Cross-vCenter deployments;
  • Automating NSX

Join us for great discussions. For more information and registration, visit DIGS event page.