What is Virtual Cloud Networking?

The nature of work and the boundaries between office and home have changed. Networking and security must merge to support seamless, secure, reliable application access to cloud and SaaS for users at the branch, home, or away. Bring network and security architecture to the digital age with Virtual Cloud Network.

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.

Cloud Scale Networking

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.

VMware Service-defined Firewall

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.

Distributed Analytics

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

TEI Report of 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 37% of its existing servers — avoiding more than $1M in ongoing maintenance costs.

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.

TEI Report of vRealize Network Insight

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

Build on a Foundation of NSX

Connect and protect applications across your data centers and clouds with virtualized networking and security via VMware NSX.

Extend NSX to Cloud Apps

Deliver consistent networking and security for your applications running natively on public clouds— from a single pane of glass.

Harness the Power of a SD-WAN

Get high-performance, reliable branch access to cloud services, private data centers, and SaaS-based enterprise applications.

Upgrade to Intrinsic Security

Rely on the only purpose-built internal firewall to secure east-west network traffic and protect workloads consistently across clouds.

Advanced Threat Detection with IDS/IPS

Add high-performance, application-aware threat inspection and detection to your VMware Service-defined Firewall.

Get Recommended Security Policies

Simplify operationalizing micro-segmentation with rich application topology visualization and automated policy recommendations.

Enable Consistent Application Delivery

Provide multi-cloud load balancing for consistent application delivery across on-premises data centers and clouds.

Leverage Global Visibility

Get end-to-end operations visibility and troubleshooting spanning virtual, physical, and public cloud network infrastructure and firewalls.

Connect and Protect Cloud-Native Workloads

Streamline connectivity, security, and observability of your modern applications across multi-cloud environments.

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