How does VMware NSX Data Center fit into the Virtual Cloud Network vision?
The Virtual Cloud Network, built on VMware NSX® technology, is a ubiquitous software layer that enable businesses to connect, secure, and optimize the delivery of applications and data across the business fabric, from the data center to the edge. The VMware NSX product family enables the vision of consistent, pervasive connectivity and security for apps and data not just across data center and cloud sites but all the way across the WAN to branch sites. One of the key offerings in the NSX portfolio is the VMware NSX Data Center, which is the network virtualization platform for the enterprise data center.
How does VMware NSX Data Center fit into the SDDC Vision?
VMware NSX Data Center is the network virtualization and security platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) and provides a consistent platform for networking and security across data centers and across multiple hypervisors and workload types.
VMware’s vision of the Software-Defined Data Center leverages data center virtualization technologies to transform data center economics and operations. SDDC combines compute virtualization, storage virtualization, and network virtualization, allowing IT to realize the operational benefits of server virtualization for all core components of the data center.
By moving networking and security services into the data center virtualization layer, data center operators are able to achieve the operational model of a VM for the entire data center by being able to programmatically create, snapshot, store, move, delete, and restore entire application environments with the same simplicity and speed that they spin up a virtual machine.
VMware NSX empowers organizations to prevent the lateral spread of threats across the data center with context-aware micro-segmentation. NSX micro-segmentation enforces network security policies at the most granular level of an application, the individual data center endpoint, and enables dynamic service insertion of other security services, such as next-generation firewalls or IPS systems.
VMware NSX enables organizations to achieve faster, more agile operations through network automation, helping them keep pace with the increasing speed of business. NSX also lays the foundation for visibility, planning, optimization, and troubleshooting of networking to simplify and streamline ongoing operations.
NSX provides a unified networking and security model, allowing IT admins to embrace multiple private and public cloud environments with one cohesive strategy for network functions and consistent security. In addition, organizations can migrate workloads or entire data centers from one location to another with minimal or no application downtime.
NSX delivers a full range of virtualized networking and security services across any application platform or framework. NSX Data Center enables native container-to-container networking, as well as micro-segmentation down to the individual container level, allowing for micro-segmentation of microservices. The common network overlay provided by NSX allows IT to maintain connectivity and security in the environments they manage while providing API-driven networking and security infrastructure-as-code to developers, who can continue using their preferred tools and workflows.
Networking in Software
NSX gives network administrators the ability to virtualize the network and control it using a software-defined approach. With the decoupling of network control and services from the underlying physical hardware, functions such as switching, routing, load balancing and firewalling exist as services in software. This can greatly reduce network and security provisioning time while offering significant flexibility, agility and scale to organizations.
NSX enables networking and security in enterprise data centers across heterogeneous environments that include applications running in VMs, containers, and bare metal. This flexibility allows IT and development teams to choose the technologies best suited for their particular applications. NSX provides a rich set of networking and security services with enterprise-grade quality and scale for different types of workloads, environments, and use-cases.
NSX enables organizations to logically divide the data center into distinct security segments, down to the level of the individual workload and define context-aware security policies and controls for each workload based on dynamic security groups. This allows granular level of protection and enforcement down to the individual virtual machine, protecting applications and data from threats
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