When I started developing the VMware networking webinar (register here), I planned to cover VMware’s products (including vShield and vCloud Director) and Cisco’s Nexus 1000V, but then the early reviewers pointed out numerous other interesting products around vSphere:
- Firewalls: HP’s TippingPoint vController, Juniper’s vGW Virtual Gateway and Cisco’s Virtual Security Gateway;
- Access switch solutions: VM Tracer from Arista and HyperLink from Force10;
- Virtual appliances from F5, Vyatta and Zeus.
All of them are now described in the webinar (to be honest, the appliances got an honorable mention), as is Cisco’s Adapter FEX (VN-Tag), VM-FEX (VN-Link) and (to make it balanced) the EVB/VEPA standard.