‘In the Second Inning of a Nine-Inning Game’: NSX Use Cases and the Networking Revolution

In this first of a three-part video series, VMware’s general manager and executive vice president for the networking and security business unit, Rajiv Ramaswami, discusses VMware® NSX™ use cases and the ways that software is changing the networking industry.

Rajiv Ramaswami knows the networking industry. Having spent the past 14 years in leadership roles at two organizations with deep roots in the technology industry, Ramaswami brings a wealth of networking and security experience to his new role at VMware as general manager and executive vice president for the networking and security business unit. Ramaswami’s career as a senior technology executive has given him vast experience building teams and businesses at networking, optical, and semiconductor public and private companies. When he speaks about these technologies, he brings deep and trusted industry knowledge.

So what does Ramaswami have to say about networking now that he is four months into his new role? “The network is changing. It’s becoming more software-defined.” And with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform, “VMware is at the forefront of this major change.”

Top Three Use Cases Driving NSX

According to Ramaswami, customers worldwide—across every vertical and both large and small—are driving the adoption of NSX. There are three top use cases providing this global momentum: micro-segmentation, IT automation, and disaster recovery.  

These three use cases, says Ramaswami, combine to make NSX a key enabler of the cloud. And that fits perfectly within VMware’s vision of helping customers automate and secure their workloads. It is a vision that, he adds, extends across private cloud environments to non-VMware hypervisors, containers, and public clouds.

Time to Get Into the Game

Ramaswami says that now is the time for organizations to learn more about how network virtualization can help transform their business. “We’re in the second inning of a nine-inning game,” he says. “NSX as a product is mature. We’ve got a great product market fit, and use cases identified. And,” he concludes, “we are scaling the business.” Coming from an industry veteran who has seen it all, that’s great news indeed.

Watch the video to learn more from Rajiv Ramaswami about NSX use cases and how software is changing the networking industry.