Harness a Virtual Cloud Network


Power your business with a network defined entirely in software with Virtual Cloud Network. Built on best-in-class VMware technologies — including VMware NSX, VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, and VMware vRealize Network Insight — Virtual Cloud Network 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?



Virtual Cloud Network provides a seamless, secure, software-defined networking layer from data center to cloud edge. Leave bolt-on, siloed networking and security products in the past.

Simplify your hybrid operations with an all-in-one cloud-model that extends intrinsic security and end-to-end policy consistency across your entire environment.





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.


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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 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.


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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.

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Leverage the Benefits of a 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Enable Consistent Application Delivery

Provide multi-cloud load balancing for consistent application delivery across on-premises data centers and 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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Advanced Threat Detection with IDS/IPS

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

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Leverage Global Visibility

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

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Harness the Power of a SD-WAN

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

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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 and Protect Cloud-Native Workloads

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

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