In June 2016, VMware acquired Arkin Net, a leader in software-defined data center security and operations. By adding Arkin Net to its portfolio, VMware can help customers accelerate their adoption of VMware NSX and Software-Defined Data Centers.
Combining Arkin Net with vRealize Suite provides cloud management teams access to a new generation of planning, troubleshooting and automation tools that offer visibility and control across the entire data center environment.
Arkin Net is purpose-built for NSX environments and offers unprecedented visibility, enables faster deployments via micro-segmentation planning, and delivers significantly lower time to resources, leveraging constructs like "time machine", natural language search, and contextual analytics.
With the acquisition of Arkin Net, VMware vRealize Suite will have the ability to extend across the entire SDDC, including the VMware NSX network virtualization layer.