What is Virtual Cloud Networking?

What is Virtual Cloud Networking?

Enterprises are demanding increased agility for their network. Virtual Cloud Network brings enterprise networking and security architecture into the digital age. By adopting Virtual Cloud Network, enterprises operate using the network as a code model of the public cloud; bringing public cloud flexibility to their private cloud.

The Virtual Cloud Network portfolio is a comprehensive set of enterprise-class networking and security solutions ranging from NSX Data Center to VMware SD-WAN.

Connect and protect applications across your data center, multi-cloud, bare metal, and container infrastructure. The Virtual Cloud Network is built on VMware NSX, a complete L2-L7 networking and security virtualization platform that provides consistent, pervasive connectivity for apps and data across your clouds.

Secure your business, detect and respond to threats, with intrinsic security across endpoints and clouds.

Built into the hypervisor, the VMware Service-defined Firewall secures east-west network traffic by leveraging deep visibility into workload behavior and stateful L2-L7 protection to mitigate risk, ensure compliance, and lower costs — all while vastly simplifying the operational model of firewalling every workload.

Empower network and application security teams to enhance your security posture, simplify compliance, and streamline security operations.

The Virtual Cloud Network includes VMware NSX Intelligence, a distributed analytics engine built into the hypervisor, enabling efficient packet inspection, 1-click deployments, and converged security policy management. Together vRealize Network Insight and NSX Intelligence helps you build an optimized and secure network infrastructure across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Leverage the Benefits of a Virtual Cloud Network

Slash CapEx and OpEx

Reap the benefits of a modern network virtualization strategy for data center networking and SD-WAN.

Analysts at Forrester found that the average organization saved millions not only in initial CapEx for a comparable hardware-based system, but also in additional hardware costs in the years to follow. On the OpEx side, a typical enterprise was able to retire 30% of its existing servers - allowing it to avoid costs associated with upkeep.

Enable an Automated, Self-service Multi-cloud Environment

Multi-cloud environments that span on-premises data centers and multiple cloud service providers are inherently elastic, highly scalable, and complex. VMware Elastic Application Secure Edge (EASE) provides a common policy model across multi-cloud environments to seamlessly connect, secure, observe, and make workloads highly available across different cloud environments.

Consider SD-WAN a Business Imperative

With business applications increasingly migrating to the cloud, enterprises are facing ever-increasing bandwidth requirements. Fortunately, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) enables organizations to expand bandwidth across the network — while dramatically slashing connectivity costs and simplifying management.

Comprehensive Visibility and Simplified Troubleshooting

Read the Forrester Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) report to see how organizations use vRealize Network Insight in their day-to-day operations to significantly save on the costs of operationalizing, monitoring, and troubleshooting their virtual networks.

Products to Power Your Virtual Cloud Network

NSX Data Center

Network and security virtualization platform


Platform to virtualize WAN connections

NSX Distributed IDS/IPS

Software-based IDS/IPS solution

NSX Advanced Load Balancer

Multi-cloud load balancing platform

Tanzu Service Mesh

Enterprise-class service mesh technology for microservices

NSX Cloud

Hybrid cloud networking and security

NSX Distributed Firewall

Layer 7 internal firewall to secure east-west traffic, north-south traffic, and cloud to cloud connectivity

NSX Intelligence

Distributed analytics engine native to NSX

vRealize Network Insight

App-centric network visibility

NSX Network Detection & Response

AI-powered network detection and response (NDR)

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