VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center.
NSX embeds networking and security functionality that is typically handled in hardware directly into the hypervisor. The NSX network virtualization platform fundamentally transforms the data center’s network operational model like server virtualization did 10 years ago, and is helping thousands of customers realize the full potential of a SDDC.
With NSX, you can reproduce in software your entire networking environment. NSX provides a complete set of logical networking elements and services including logical switching, routing, firewalling, load balancing, VPN, QoS, and monitoring. Virtual networks are programmatically provisioned and managed independent of the underlying hardware.
The NSX network virtualization platform is helping hundreds of customers realize the full potential of a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). NSX moves networking to software, creating never-before-seen levels of flexibility. It fundamentally transforms the data center’s network operational model like server virtualization did 10 years ago.
NSX reduces the time to provision entire networks in software from weeks to seconds. It abstracts virtual networks from the underlying physical network, providing the flexibility to run on top of any network hardware. With improved operational efficiency through automation, network operators can achieve faster deployment and greater agility.
NSX moves virtual machines and all of their associated networks and security policies between data centers in just minutes. It avoids any interruption to the running application, enabling active-active data centers and immediate disaster recovery options.
NSX brings security inside the data center with automated, fine-grained policies tied to the virtual machines. It enables micro-segmentation to significantly reduce the lateral spread of threats inside the data center. By making network micro-segmentation operationally feasible, NSX brings an inherently better security model to the data center.
NSX provides a platform for bringing the industry’s leading networking and security solutions into the SDDC. By taking advantage of tight integration with the NSX platform, third-party products can not only deploy automatically as needed, but also adapt dynamically to changing conditions in the data center.