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. These networks can be provisioned in minutes, without the need to modify the application. NSX provides a complete set of logical networking elements and services including logical switching, routing, firewalling, load balancing, VPN, QoS, and monitoring.  

 

Already have NSX? Find out how VMware vRealize Network Insight can help you manage and scale your deployment with great efficiency.

Product Overviews 

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Introduction to NSX

Data Sheet

See the key features and benefits of NSX.

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Technical Intro to NSX

Learn how NSX removes the limitations of hardware-based networks and enables you to run critical apps on fast, agile and secure virtual networks.

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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.

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.

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.

Making the Business Case for Virtualized Networks

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

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GETTING STARTED 

Test-Drive NSX with Hands-on Labs

An easy, no-cost way to evaluate  features and functionality.

Network Virtualization For Dummies Guide

Learn how network virtualization works and best practices.

Webinar Series: Getting More out of NSX

Use NSX to manage, monitor and troubleshoot the SDDC.

COMPARE NSX EDITIONS

Standard

  • Distributed switching & routing
  • NSX edge firewall
  • NAT
  • SW L2 bridging to physical environment
  • Dynamic routing with ECMP (active-active)
  • API-driven automation
  • Integration with vRealize and OpenStack
  • Log Management with vRealize Log Insight for NSX

Advanced

  • Distributed switching & routing
  • NSX edge firewall
  • NAT
  • SW L2 bridging to physical environment
  • Dynamic routing with ECMP (active-active)
  • API-driven automation
  • Integration with vRealize and OpenStack
  • Log Management with vRealize Log Insight for NSX
  • Automation of security policies with vRealize
  • NSX edge load balancing
  • Distributed firewalling
  • Integration with Active Directory
  • Server activity monitoring
  • Service insertion (third-party integration)
  • Integration with AirWatch

Enterprise

  • Distributed switching & routing
  • NSX edge firewall
  • NAT
  • SW L2 bridging to physical environment
  • Dynamic routing with ECMP (active-active)
  • API-driven automation
  • Integration with vRealize and OpenStack
  • Log Management with vRealize Log Insight for NSX
  • Automation of security policies with vRealize
  • NSX edge load balancing
  • Distributed firewalling
  • Integration with Active Directory
  • Server activity monitoring
  • Service insertion (third-party integration)
  • Integration with AirWatch
  • Cross vCenter NSX
  • Multi-site NSX optimizations
  • VPN (IPSec and SSL)
  • Remote Gateway
  • Integration with hardware VTEPs

CUSTOMER STORIES

University of New Mexico

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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IBM Increases Agility with NSX Automation

"I’m able to gain efficiency in my capital expenditures and my operational expenditures by using NSX automation and really transforming my network and IT environment."

-- Steve Currie, Executive Consultant, IBM Global Technology Solutions

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