Infrastructure Hybridity and Application Mobility


VMware HCX provides infrastructure hybridity and application workload mobility at scale. It delivers optimized data center extension capabilities for seamless and secure connectivity between sites; interoperability across vSphere 5.0+; and live and bulk migration of application workloads across data centers and clouds without re-architecting the application.

VMware HCX Datasheet

VMware HCX Datasheet


Infrastructure Hybridity

VMware HCX provides WAN optimized, bidirectional, multisite hybrid interconnects and network extension. Hybridity makes apps oblivious to where the VMs reside and gives a seamless and secured environment to migrate VMs.

Workload Mobility

Migrate VMs with live vMotion or bulk warm migration, seamlessly and securely across vSphere 5.0+ to a modern SDDC with NSX-based data centers. VMware HCX enables DC evacuation, extension and consolidation, without requiring any infrastructure upgrade or re-IP.


Any-to-Any Mobility

• vSphere 5.0+ to any version on cloud or modern data center
• No need for infrastructure upgrade on the legacy source-side data center
• No need for NSX on the source side

Bulk Workload Migration

• Live vMotion and large scale warm VM migration
• Parallel VM migration threads
• No change in IP, no NAT

Advanced Security

• Highly secure Suite B encryption for hybrid traffic
• Tie back to single SSO and single policy enforcement
• Secure proxy for vMotion and replication traffic

High Performance

• WAN optimized, traffic engineered links for migration
• High-throughput L2 extension
• Low latency across Internet or WAN

What Can VMware HCX Connect Do for You? 

Consolidate and Modernize Your Data Center

With VMware HCX you can easily bulk migrate or move apps to and from data centers with a secure, WAN-optimized hybrid interconnect. Accelerate the adoption of modern data center architectures, simplify management, and evolve your application strategy.

Expand Your Data Center

VMware HCX delivers a high-performance interconnect between data centers, enabling workload migration at scale without downtime, while maintaining IT policy and management. Securely connect legacy data centers to modern data centers while maintaining business continuity.


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