VMware NSX is the network virtualization and security platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), delivering the operational model of a virtual machine for entire networks. With NSX, network functions including switching, routing, and firewalling are embedded in the hypervisor and distributed across the environment. This effectively creates a “network hypervisor” that acts as a platform for virtual networking and security services.
|Category||Network Virtualization Product|
|Leading Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Financials, Government & Education, Healthcare and Telecom|
|Areas of Deployment||Inter-Datacenter and Intra-Datacenter|
NSX enables the creation of entire networks in software and embeds them in the hypervisor layer, abstracted from the underlying physical hardware. All network components can be provisioned in minutes, without the need to modify the application.
|End-Points Supported||Containers and Virtual Machines|
|Supported Hypervisors||ESXi, KVM, Hyper-V and Xen|
NSX Multi Hypervisor, a special version of VMware NSX, supports multiple hypervisors incluing ESXi, KVM, Xen, and Hyper-V.
|Orchestration Integration||OpenStack and VMware vCloud Suite|
|Orchestration Integration Details||
Native integration with vRealize Automation and OpenStack.
|Southbound Protocols||OVSDB and Vendor-specific RESTful API|
RESTful API for integration into any cloud management platform or custom automation.
|NV Encapsulation||STT and VXLAN|