VMware announces VMware NSX

VMware is busy bundling and integrating their in-house developed solutions & acquired solutions into suites which deliver more value to their customers. Only recently VMware released the Horizon Suite which offers VDI, centralized management of physical desktops and laptops (Wanova acquisition),  and management of applications, data and mobile devices.

Today VMware announced VMware NSX. This is a software platform which combines the Nicira Network virtualization platform (NVP) with VMware  vCloud Networking and Security. The VMware NSX platform enables software defined networking which allows a simplified management of networking configurations independent of the vendor. It also offers firewall, VPN, load balancing, network zones and VM mobility using VXLAN.

NSX will support multiple hypervisors. Most likely those which are supported by NVP namely XenServer, Xen, KVM and ESX.

Release of NSX is expected in second half of 2013.

This post at VMware.com explains in detail what VMware NSX is.

ZDnet has a good story about VMware NSX and the long term strategy of the company.

Networkworld.com: VMware blends in Nicira SDN technology, reveals public cloud plans 

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About Marcel van den Berg
I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

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