Virtual Cloud Network


Power your business with a network defined entirely in software. A Virtual Cloud Network, built on VMware NSX technology, connects and secures your apps and data across private, public, and edge/branch clouds with a scale-out approach that’s independent of underlying physical infrastructure.


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What is Virtual Cloud Networking?



All networking and security components should be defined and consumed in software. A Virtual Cloud Network, built on VMware NSX technology, empowers customers to connect and secure applications and data across private, public, and edge/branch clouds.


Built on a scale-out architecture, the Virtual Cloud Network delivers consistent, pervasive connectivity and security for apps and data wherever they reside, independent of the underlying physical infrastructure.





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, and 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. It leverages 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 security posture, simplify compliance, and streamline security operations.


The Virtual Cloud Network includes a distributed analytics engine that’s built into the hypervisor, enabling efficient packet inspection, 1-click deployment, and converged security policy management. Together with vRealize Network Insight, it helps you build on optimized and secure network infrastructure across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

What Are the Benefits of a Virtual Cloud Network?

Cost Savings and Business Benefits Enabled by the Virtual Cloud Network

To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an investment in a Virtual Cloud Network, Forrester interviewed five customers using VMware NSX Data Center for network virtualization as well as two customers using VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud to simplify WAN management across branch locations.


Download the report to see how Forrester illustrated the benefits and costs associated with an investment in a Virtual Cloud Network.


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Software-Defined WAN is a Business Imperative

Enterprise IT is constantly driving, evolving, and adapting to keep both business and technology ahead of the key WAN challenges facing business and IT today.


Learn how you can reliably expand bandwidth, deliver direct access to cloud applications, and enable seamless services insertion in our webinar “How to Get Started with SD-WAN”.

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Products to Power Your Virtual Cloud

Build on a Foundation of NSX

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

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Advanced Threat Detection with IDS/IPS

Replace discrete appliances with a distributed software IDS/IPS solution to detect lateral threat movement on E-W traffic and easily achieve compliance.

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Upgrade to Intrinsic Security

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

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Extend NSX to Cloud Apps

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

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Leverage Global Visibility

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

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Simplify Your Enterprise Branch WAN

Access cloud services, private data centers, and SaaS-based applications.

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Enable Consistent Application Delivery

Deliver applications consistently in multi-cloud environments.

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Get Recommended Security Policies

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

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Connect & Protect Cloud-native Workloads

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

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