What is NSX Data Center? – Network Virtualization & Security Software

VMware NSX® Data Center delivers virtualized networking and security entirely in software, completing a key pillar of the Software-defined Data Center (SDDC), and enabling the virtual cloud network to connect and protect across data centers, clouds, and applications.

VMware NSX Data Center

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Introduction to NSX Data Center

What is a Virtual Cloud Network?

NSX-T Data Center Hands-on Lab

Build developer clouds and host next-gen apps in this Hands-on Lab, no installation required.

What's New

Announcing NSX-T Data Center 2.4

Learn what NSX-T delivers for applications and data across any environment.

Containers and Container Networking Whitepaper

A comprehensive look at containers and container networking.

Adaptive Micro-Segmentation Whitepaper

Take application security beyond micro-segmentation.

NSX Mindset

See how network professionals have transformed their career trajectory with VMware NSX.

USE CASES FOR NSX DATA CENTER

Micro-segmentation 

Reduce your attack surface by bringing micro-segmentation and intrinsic security to applications built on VMs, containers, or bare metal servers, in private and public cloud environments.

Multi-Cloud Networking 

Streamline networking and security operations by bringing consistency across, data center, private clouds, and public clouds including AWS and Azure.

Network Automation 

Increase speed and agility by automating networking and security services entirely in software, empowering IT and developers to move at the speed of business by treating network infrastructure as code.

Cloud-Native Apps 

Deliver native networking and security for containerized workloads that brings consistent and automated policy across application frameworks, platforms, sites, and clouds.

SPOTLIGHT 

Micro-segmentation for Dummies, 2nd Edition

Network Virtualization for Dummies

The second edition of our popular guide is now available.

Estimate the Cost-benefit of NSX Data Center

See Forrester Study

NSX Data Center Quick Start Guide

Download the Quick Start Guide

VMware NSX Guides

See the latest books in our library along with a downloadable PDF link.

Read the Blog

COMPARE NSX Data Center Editions

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  • Standard For organizations that need agile and automated networking.
  • Professional For organizations that need Standard edition capabilities, plus micro-segmentation, and may have public cloud endpoints.
  • Advanced For organizations that need Professional edition capabilities, plus advanced networking and security services and integration with a broad ecosystem and may have multiple sites.
  • Enterprise Plus For organizations that need the most advanced capabilities NSX Data Center has to offer, plus network visibility and security operations with vRealize Network Insight, and hybrid cloud mobility with NSX Hybrid Connect.
  • ROBO For organizations that need to virtualize networking and security for applications in the remote office or branch office.

NSX DATA CENTER SUCCESS STORIES 

Nebraska Medicine using VMware NSX

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Nebraska Medicine Prioritizes Cyber Security

"Cybersecurity is the top priority…NSX was the only solution that would allow us to tailor workflows."

IHS Markit

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IHS Markit

“With technologies like NSX-T, we’re able to now extend our security footprint all the way out through a single management plane.”