VMware Launches NSX-T
February 02, 2017
VMware NSX network virtualization
platform meets the diverse and evolving needs of both IT and developers.
With the release of VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3 and VMware NSX-T 1.1,
VMware is advancing support for the most critical IT use cases --
automation, security and application continuity -- while offering
development organizations an agile software-defined infrastructure to
build-out cloud-native application environments.
With more than 2,400 customers, VMware NSX delivers networking and
security focused on the application independent of the underlying
infrastructure. VMware NSX for vSphere is the network virtualization
platform for vSphere-based deployments. VMware NSX-T is a network
virtualization platform for new application frameworks and architectures
that have heterogeneous endpoints and technology stacks. VMware NSX is
fundamental to VMware's strategy to drive network transformation in the
industry. The NSX network virtualization platform is a cornerstone of
VMware's Cross-Cloud Architecture™, and a key component of VMware Cloud
Foundation, Cross-Cloud Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. More than
11,000 professionals have participated in VMware NSX training and more
than 7,000 professionals have achieved an NSX certification to date.
"VMware NSX is the industry's most widely deployed, production-proven
network virtualization platform," said Milin Desai, vice president of
Products, Networking and Security Business Unit, VMware. "With this
update, we continue to focus on delivering value in support of key NSX
use cases while further simplifying ongoing operations at scale. We are
also continuing to invest in NSX as a network virtualization platform
that addresses heterogeneous environments, enabling our customers the
flexibility to choose new application frameworks or move to public cloud
Advancing Security, Automation,
Application Continuity for VMware SDDC Environments
Customers adopt VMware NSX for vSphere to gain the agility and
efficiency of the software-defined data center, applying the
benefits of compute virtualization to the entire data center. With
the release of VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3, NSX now supports VMware
vSphere 6.5, and new enhancements are designed to deliver new levels
of operational simplicity, security and scale, while reducing future
platform upgrade times by up to 5X.
Application Rule Manager and Endpoint Monitoring features
provide unique visibility from OS-level activity to network
flows, resulting in automated policy and rule updates and making
micro-segmentation easier to implement and more capable.
New enhancements deliver consistent and dynamic security
policies for customers scaling SDDC environments across multiple
data centers and multiple VMware vCenters.
SDDC to Branch
Connectivity: NSX now allows customers to extend a
unified virtual network infrastructure with consistent
performance security controls to remote endpoints from a central
location, enabling enterprises to connect an SDDC to branch
Deployments: Enhanced support for VMware vCloud Director
provides advanced self-service NSX capabilities for multi-tenant
service provider deployments and NFV initiatives.
VMware NSX-T Expands Support
for New Application Frameworks and Architectures
VMware NSX-T 1.1 offers customers an agile software-defined
infrastructure to build-out cloud-native application environments.
VMware NSX-T 1.1
- Support for VMware
Photon™ Platform, an enterprise cloud-native infrastructure
platform optimized for containers and modern applications that
is purpose-built for use in API-driven, multi-tenant and
- Expanded support for
multiple KVM distributions from Canonical and Red Hat.
- Updated support for
OpenStack Newton and Mitaka
- A new beta program for
customers interested in container networking and security for
application frameworks that support the Container Network
Interface (CNI) project. Interested parties should contact their
VMware sales representatives.
AeroData, Inc. offers aircraft
performance data, weight and balance data, and load planning services to
the airline industry. Terry McDonough, President and CEO, AeroData,
said, "AeroData has implemented a secure, highly available multi-site
software-defined data center based on VMware to deliver
business-critical flight data that supports approximately 21,000 flights
per day worldwide. We know first-hand that just five minutes of system
downtime can result in more than 100 delayed flights, a significant loss
of revenue, and damage to our customers' reputations. With VMware NSX at
the heart of our SDDC, AeroData has achieved more efficient and
effective security management, higher levels of application availability
and continuity, and reduced costs by at least 50 percent."
is a global enterprise cloud infrastructure provider, and leader in
Disaster Recovery as a Service. Dante Orsini, senior vice president of
business development, said, "iland is highly focused on providing IT
resiliency, and as part of our Secure Cloud Services, VMware NSX
provides customers a common operating environment that can span their
production and back up data center locations. VMware NSX makes it much
easier for our customers to maintain a consistent security posture when
developing an application continuity strategy, with the ability to
replicate highly complex networking environments while maintaining
consistent security policy across both locations."
VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3 and VMware NSX-T 1.1 are generally available.
Also starting today, customers who have previously purchased VMware NSX
or make new purchases have the option of downloading and installing
either version, and can switch between the two if needed without having
to re-purchase NSX as long as the customer has available licenses. List
pricing starts at USD $1,995 per processor for VMware NSX Standard
Edition. Flexible licensing options are available for Virtual Desktop
Infrastructure deployments (concurrent user licensing), Remote
Office/Branch Office deployments (per VM licensing), and vCloud® Air™
Network Partners (subscription licensing).