Premium Content

Access "The nitty-gritty of VMware NSX"

Published: 31 Oct 2013

With server virtualization, VMware revolutionized how organizations deliver compute services. Now, it says it can do the same thing to networking with VMware NSX. At VMworld this fall, the company officially took the wraps off its NSX network virtualization platform, a combination of its VMware vCloud Network and Security and the network overlay technology it acquired from Nicira Networks last year. But among VMware’s loyal server and virtualization administrators, VMware’s new role as a networking vendor raises as many questions as it answers. Here are a few common ones: What can NSX do for me? VMware likens NSX to a familiar virtual machine (VM), able to create a fully functional network environment that relies on the underlying networking hardware only for packet forwarding. In theory, this reduces the need for high-end networking equipment. Because NSX is integrated with VMware’s hypervisor and management tools, NSX automatically provisions virtual networks and services to a VM, reducing the time it takes to provision network resources. Those virtual ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside


More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Cloud migration confidential

    Any cloud migration strategy will likely start with a good dose of preparation, say experts in the cover story for the September issue of Modern ...

  • DevOps tools for workload management

    Workload automation and streamlined management are essential to support fast-changing business applications and a hybrid or private cloud computing ...

  • The processor problem: One size doesn't fit

    Conventional x86 processors try to do everything, but they are power hungry and performance inefficient. Stripping down processors to get the ...