VMware NSX

A bundled solution from VMware that integrates the company’s own virtualization technology with technology acquired from Nicira in order to provide a unified, single-solution network virtualization platform for data centers.

According to this article on eWeek, “VMware NSX enables organizations to virtualize Layer 2-7 services from the switch and router to load balancing, firewalls and VPNs in software, and to enable the solution to work with any underlying networking hardware infrastructure, any hypervisor and any cloud management platform.”

With VMware NSX, VMware is looking to extend network virtualization beyond just virtual switching in order to deliver on its vision of making virtualized data centers, or software-defined data centers, a reality for enterprises.

Related Terms: Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Software-Defined Everything

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