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||SDN Controller/Network Virtualization Solution|
|Applicable Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Communication Service Providers (Telcos), Financials, Government and Education, Healthcare and Retail|
|NG Data Center Networking Relevancy||
NSX delivers a fundamentally new operational model for networking, enabling the creation of network topologies and network services entirely in software, abstracted from the underlying infrastructure.
NSX creates networking constructs entirely in software, abstracted from the underlying hardware infrastructure, with these advantages: •Networking & security is brought closer to the application, & can “follow” that application whether it is running in a private data center, public cloud or edge computing in a branch location, & whether it is in a VM, container or physical server. •Software enables ease of programmability through APIs & integration •Networking services are dynamic & elastic.
|Areas of Deployment||Inter-Datacenter, Intra-Datacenter and WAN|
|Orchestration Integration||Kubernetes, OpenStack and VMware vCloud Suite|
|Orchestration Integration Details||
NSX supports integration with cloud management platforms like vRealize Automation and OpenStack. This enables configuration templates of applications topologies that include networking elements: switching, routing, load balancing, and firewall rules.
|Open Compute Project (OCP) Support||No|
|Linux Foundation (LF) Support||Yes|
|Supported Linux Foundation Initiatives||Cloud Foundry, Cloud Native Computing Foundation and LFN (CORD, DPDK, FD.io, FRR, IOVisor, ONAP, ONOS, OpenDaylight, Open Security Controller, OpenSwitch, OPNFV, OVS, PNDA, SNAS.io)|