VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center.   

 

NSX enables the creation of entire networks in software and embeds them in the hypervisor layer, abstracted from the underlying physical hardware. All network components can be provisioned in minutes, without the need to modify the application.

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Introduction to NSX

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Technical Intro to NSX

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USE CASES FOR NSX

Security 

NSX embeds security functions right into the hypervisor. It delivers micro-segmentation and granular security to the individual workload, enabling a fundamentally more secure data center. Security policies travel with the workloads, independent of where workloads are in the network topology.

Application Continuity 

NSX abstracts networking from the underlying hardware and attaches networking and security policies to their associated workloads. Applications and data can reside and be accessible anywhere. Move workloads from one data center to another, or deploy them into a hybrid cloud environment.

Automation 

NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to workloads using a policy-driven approach. This automates networking operations and eliminates bottlenecks associated with hardware-based networks.

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NSX Offerings

  • Standard Edition: Automates IT workflows, bringing agility to the data center network and reducing network operating costs and complexity.
  • Advanced Edition: Standard Edition plus a fundamentally more secure data center with micro-segmentation. Helps secure the data center to the highest levels, while automating IT provisioning of security.
  • Enterprise Edition: Advanced Edition plus networking and security across multiple domains. Enables the data center network to extend across multiple sites and connect to high-throughput physical workloads.
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Product Features Distributed switching and routing
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Product Features NSX edge firewall
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Product Features NAT
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Product Features SW L2 bridging to physical environment
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Product Features Dynamic routing with ECMP (active-active)
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Product Features API-driven automation
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Product Features Integration with vRealize and OpenStack
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Product Features Log Management with vRealize Log Insight for NSX
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Product Features Automation of security policies with vRealize
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Product Features NSX edge load balancing
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Product Features Distributed firewalling
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Product Features Integration with Active Directory
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Product Features Server activity monitoring
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Product Features Service insertion (third-party integration)
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Product Features Integration with AirWatch
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Product Features Application Rule Manager
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Product Features Cross vCenter NSX
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Product Features Multi-site NSX optimizations
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Product Features VPN (IPSec and SSL)
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Product Features Remote Gateway
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Product Features Integration with hardware VTEPs
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Product Features Endpoint Monitoring
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SUCCESS STORIES

Customer Highlight

The University of New Mexico needed improved security, micro-segmentation, and multi-tenancy, without being hardware dependent. Find out why they chose NSX network virtualization.

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