NSX provides a platform for best-of-breed solutions from ecosystem partners to help customers optimize their Software Defined Data Center deployments.
VMware NSX Platform Extensibility
The NSX platform is extensible through partner services for network and security service automation of provisioning, insertion, consumption and operations in the Software Defined Data Center. Partner services can leverage the NSX distributed service framework and service insertion platform that allows service composition at multiple points in the virtual network and Cloud. Services from ecosystem partners are integrated with the NSX platform in the management, control and data planes for a unified user experience and seamless integration with any Cloud Management Platform, while allowing for roles and duties separation.