Automation and Workflows

It is another month… another week… another day of virtualization and automation discussions. One of the great moments was a discussion with the customer going over the items that they could automate in their data center. Often times the customer wants to automate their firewall rules. They have a process for the requests and they […]

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VMware Fusion 7.1.1 OVF Tool Error + Drag & Drop

Recently I was working on a virtual machine that I wanted converted to OVA/OVF format so that I could distribute it to the field at Juniper. I downloaded the OVF Tool but note that VMware Fusion also comes with the OVF Tool. In this blogpost I will be using the OVF Tool in “/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/VMware OVF Tool” directory. […]

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Why You Want Automation in Your Data Center

When talking to customers about automation, a lot of times the customer is confused as to where to start. They know they want it but sometimes don’t know why they want it. It happens on a regular basis and you know what, that is ok. I often compare it to the cloud. Remember… 5 years ago […]

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Automation – Franchise Your Network

As some of you may or may not know, I take my presentation slides seriously. I blame my EMC vSpecialist Speak America training (which I highly recommend) to starting this obsession. I try to find a way to make my slides be plain and simple and to make my message clear. I use metaphors. For […]

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Breaches Preventing Shopping or Does It?

I recently saw this interesting “USA Snapshot” from USA Today. I love these snapshots… quick and easy and starts the discussion. It certainly started this discussion because I happened to be with my sister. I told her that I found this statistic about credit card breaches stopping people from shopping at their stores fascinating. She said […]

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My Thoughts about Security in 2014

As we finish up 2014 and start 2015 (for some reason I dislike odd numbered years…) I wanted to reflect on my life. Not on a professional level and definitely not on a personal level but on a security level. It seemed like 2014 was the “Year of the Hacks”. All kinds of hacks from […]

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Juniper Firefly Perimeter 12.1×47 D10.2 Release – What’s New

Several weeks ago, Juniper Networks officially released an updated version of Firefly Perimeter. The version is 12.1×47 D10.2. We provided a lot of new and amazing updates into the product. I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with an understanding of what is currently available in this code. Unified Threat Management ( UTM […]

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