Connecting multiple data centers together has been a challenging and expensive proposition. As a result, application availability and agility has suffered. NSX solves this problem by abstracting network functions from the underlying physical hardware and running them in software.

With the network running entirely in software, disaster recovery becomes simple. Hardware changes or manual configurations are not required in a disaster recovery event, dramatically improving your Recovery Time Objective and reducing the associated costs.

By using NSX to extend the network across data centers and to the public cloud, businesses can deploy applications anywhere and move them seamlessly, independent of geographic boundaries.

NSX avoids any interruption to running applications, enabling active-active data centers and immediate disaster recovery options.

Use Cases for Application Continuity

Disaster Recovery

Completely synchronize network and security configuration to a recovery site for rapid recovery in the event of disaster. NSX mitigates the need to reconfigure IP addresses, recreate security policies after a failover or use manual tools and scripts to synchronize configuration across sites.


Move applications and workloads seamlessly between data centers and the public cloud. Network and security configuration of the VM is preserved, regardless of where the workload is running at a particular point in time.

Multi Data Center Pooling

Create a unified, seamless and resilient pool of networking and security infrastructure to run your applications distributed across multiple data centers and to the public cloud. Apps can be deployed in any location and seamlessly connect to resources located across sites.

Hands-on Lab: VMware NSX Multi-Site Disaster Recovery with SRM

Explore use cases for NSX and disaster recovery. This lab shows how you can stretch the network and security policies across sites, and integrate with Site Recovery Manager for a complete disaster recovery solution.

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Scaling to Serve One Million Patients a Year

Baystate Health makes huge gains in storage capacity, security and cost savings thanks to hyper-converged infrastructure from VMware.

Making the Business Case for Virtualized Networks

Discover the economic benefits and significant savings that can be gained from NSX.

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Exostar Automates and Simplifies IT Operations

“We chose NSX over the competitors such as Cisco ACI, simply because of market adoption. NSX has gained much more momentum in the marketplace and seems to have broader acceptance by the partner ecosystems.”

— Andy Lubel, Manager of Technical Infrastructure, Exostar