Applications are strategic business assets and the lifeblood of data centers, and the
primary role of IT operators is to ensure that applications are at all times available, fast, and secure. In order to achieve this, businesses rely on network-based services which can include basic security to sophisticated threat prevention, load balancing to assure delivery of applications, and services that allow physical and virtual resources to be consistently managed.
When we developed VMware NSX™, we recognized that customers had made huge investments in application infrastructure including networking services, which served as the foundational components of their IT infrastructure. We architected the VMware NSX network virtualization platform in a way that ensures the services we offer on NSX virtual networks deliver next generation functionality, and are also as co-existent, transparent, and effective as those deployed on physical networks. Continue reading