NSX embeds networking and security functionality that is typically handled in hardware directly into the hypervisor. The NSX network virtualization platform fundamentally transforms the data center’s network operational model like server virtualization did 10 years ago, and is helping thousands of customers realize the full potential of a SDDC.
With NSX, you can reproduce in software your entire networking environment. NSX provides a complete set of logical networking elements and services including logical switching, routing, firewalling, load balancing, VPN, QoS, and monitoring. Virtual networks are programmatically provisioned and managed independent of the underlying hardware.
The NSX network virtualization platform is helping hundreds of customers realize the full potential of a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). NSX moves networking to software, creating never-before-seen levels of flexibility. It fundamentally transforms the data center’s network operational model like server virtualization did 10 years ago.
NSX moves virtual machines and all of their associated networks and security policies between data centers in just minutes. It avoids any interruption to the running application, enabling active-active data centers and immediate disaster recovery options.
NSX reduces the time to provision entire networks in software from weeks to seconds. It abstracts virtual networks from the underlying physical network, providing the flexibility to run on top of any network hardware. With improved operational efficiency through automation, network operators can achieve faster deployment and greater agility.
NSX brings security inside the data center with automated, fine-grained policies tied to the virtual machines. It enables micro-segmentation to significantly reduce the lateral spread of threats inside the data center. By making network micro-segmentation operationally feasible, NSX brings an inherently better security model to the data center.
NSX provides a platform for bringing the industry’s leading networking and security solutions into the SDDC. By taking advantage of tight integration with the NSX platform, third-party products can not only deploy automatically as needed, but also adapt dynamically to changing conditions in the data center.
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.
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.
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.
Tribune Media Responds Faster to Customers
With over 42 owned or operated TV stations, Tribune Media is one of the largest independent broadcasters in the US. VMware is helping the company increase security capabilities, decrease costs and respond to customer needs faster.
“VMware has been really critical to drive the fluidity back to the business.”
— David Giambruno, SVP and CIO, Tribune Media
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.
“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
“"It's dramatically simpler to install and manage NSX than the traditional network."
— Chris Miller, Principal Architect at AdvizeX (integration partner)