SPJ VMware Validated Design (VVD) MicroSeg
SPJ VVD MicroSeg Solution Summary
SPJ Solutions VMware Validated Design (VVD) MicroSeg is the certified solution, based on VMware’s VVD reference architecture. The solution includes hardware, software, and professional services to offer a fully functional, secure, compatible, and validated Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). The SDDC solution enables customers to offer secure self-service portals to its customers and internal users to provision infrastructure on demand. The solution includes advanced micro-segmentation features, offered by integration between NSX and virtual Palo Alto Networks.
SPJ VVD Standard Solution Components
|UCS, Dell or HP Chassis or Rack-mounted Servers, Cisco
Nexus or 3850 Switches
Add On: Physical Palo Alto Networks
|vSphere, vCenter, VSAN, NSX, vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator, vRealize Operations, vRealize Log Insight, SPJ cITopus, Palo Alto Networks
Add On: Site Recovery Manager, vRealize Network Insight, Physical Palo Alto Networks
|Fully implemented VVD Reference Architecture, including deployment of blueprints
Add On: Deployment of additional SDDC services
SPJ VVD MicroSeg Solution Benefits
Organizations looking to deploy VMware’s SDDC solution can minimize their time to market with the pre-validated and certified solution from SPJ. The solution comes with configurations of the physical switches, physical servers, virtualization layer, NSX, Palo Alto Networks, vRealize suite, and cITopus that would otherwise take months of manual work as well as would require skilled individuals. The pre-configured hardware, offered as part of SPJ VVD MicroSeg greatly reduces outages, and possible rework.
SPJ VVD MicroSeg Solution Details
SPJ VVD MicroSeg solution consists of three key components as follows:
Hardware: SPJ VVD Standard is validated and certified against Cisco UCS hardware and Cisco 3850 switches. However, the same configurations can be applied to hardware from other vendors, i.e. Dell and HP. The components for the physical servers are compatible with the software to be installed on them. Furthermore, the configurations comply with the VMware Validated Design Reference Architecture. The network configurations include the VLANs, SVIs, and other configurations needed on the physical switches to implement VMware Validated Design SDDC Solution
Software: SPJ VVD MicroSeg includes the software products from the VMware Validated Design Reference Architecture, including vSphere, vCenter, VSAN, vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator, vRealize Operations, vRealize Log Insight. SPJ VVD MicroSeg also includes cITopus, a rapid deployment, orchestration, and automation tool that SPJ Solutions has built. Furthermore, SPJ VVD MicroSeg includes Palo Alto Networks integrated firewall that is integrated with NSX. The software products are compatible among each other. Furthermore, the software products are compatible with the hardware components, i.e. drivers, IO controllers. Customers can choose to add Site Recovery Manager and/or vRealize Network Insight to the SPJ VVD MicroSeg solutions
Professional Services: SPJ VVD MicroSeg includes professional services to install and configure hardware and software products, including rack and stack, cabling, physical server configuration, physical switch configuration, ESXi/vCenter installation and configuration, vRealize suite installation and configuration using distributed deployment, NSX installation and configuration, Palo Alto Networks installation and configuration, cITopus installation and configuration, physical data center and tenant configuration on vRealize automation, blueprint configuration on vRealize Automation, deployment and testing, and knowledge transfer.
Customers can opt for additional professional services, including expanding the SDDC solution to multiple data centers, migration of customer workload into SDDC, additional blueprint development, deployment of additional NSX topologies, deployment and configuration of physical Palo Alto Networks, integration with third-party products i.e. f5, and deployment of Site Recovery Manager.
SPJ VVD MicroSeg Value Add from SPJ VVD Standard
SPJ VVD MicroSeg solution is an enhanced version of SPJ VVD Standard Solution. The SPJ VVD MicroSeg solution includes NSX integrated Palo Alto Networks to offer advanced security to the customer applications deployed using vRealize Automation. With SPJ VVD MicroSeg, customers applications can leverage Palo Alto Networks and NSX integrated micro-segmentation capabilities to offer multi-layer firewall solution to the data centers.
The multi-layer firewall solution, offered by SPI VVD MicroSeg solution, protects applications against external threats. The security policies can be built and provisioned in a consistent way to improve automation, remove rework, and reduce overhead, furthermore improving the security posture of the applications. Provisioning and de-provisioning of the security policies in Palo Alto Networks and NSX can further be automated to improve reusability and reduce rework.