Meet the expanded VMware NSX Product Family

Last year, we expanded the VMware NSX family of products to include NSX Data Center, NSX CloudAppDefense, VMware SD-WAN by Velocloud, NSX Hybrid Connect and NSX Service Mesh. This year, AVI Networks has joined our family. 

With the combined portfolio, we’re delivering on the Virtual Cloud Network vision of connecting, automating and protecting applications and data, regardless of where they are— from the data center, to the cloud and the edge. NSX delivers the full L2-services, enabling the public cloud experience for on-premises environments. 

Join us at VMworld US 2019

We will have an exciting line-up for VMworld US 2019Our engineers, technologists and customers will be speaking on 80+ topics throughout the conference spanning beginner to advanced levels throughout the conference. Some session topics include:

  • Multi-cloud Networking
  • Container Networking
  • Multi-site Networking
  • Network Automation
  • Service Mesh 

Cloud Networking Sessions at VMworld

In this post, we will focus on our cloud networking sessions and showcase keynotes. Use this handy guide to begin planning your exciting week and bookmark the sessions you want to attend. 

If you’re interested in security focused sessions, read the blog post on the top 10 security sessions and keynotes you must attend at VMworld.

Showcase Keynote Session

Be sure to attend our showcase keynote sessions where we will share insights about the future of networking and security. 

Showcase Keynote: Networking and Security for the Cloud Era [NETS3413KU]

  • Monday, August 26, 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
  • Speaker: Tom Gillis (@_TomGillis), SVP and GM, Networking and Security, VMware 

Must-see Cloud Networking Sessions 

The Future of Networking with NSX [CNET1296BU]

  • Tuesday, August 27, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
  • Speakers: Bruce Davie, CTO, APJ, and Marcos Hernandez, Chief Technologist – Networking and Security, VMware 

Software Is Everywhere: Is Your Network Ready for the Future? [CNET2868BU]

  • Tuesday, August 27, 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
  • Speaker: Pere Monclus, CTO Networking and Security Business Unit, VMware 

Virtual Networking Across Data Centers and Clouds with NSX [CNET2650BU]

  • Monday, August 26, 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM
  • Speakers: Nikhil Kelshikar, Senior Director and Umesh Mahajan, SVP NSX, VMware 

Extend Your Network and Security to AWS, Azure, and IBM Cloud [CNET1582BU]

  • Monday, August 26, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
  • Speaker: Percy Wadia, Director of Product Management, VMware 

More Cloud Networking Sessions by Day

Here’s my curated list of must-see sessions at VMworld 2019. Once you’ve register for VMworld, add them to your schedule builder to reserve your spot. 

Monday, Aug 26 

NSX-T Deep Dive: Performance [CNET1243BU]

  • Monday, August 26, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
  • Speaker: Samuel Kommu, Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware 

Deep Automation and Self-service for Application Delivery [CNET3672BU]

  • Monday, August 26, 02:30 PM – 03:30 PM
  • Speaker: Gaurav Rastogi, Director R&D, VMware 

Introduction to Container Networking [CNET2604BU]

  •  Monday, August 26, 02:30 PM – 03:30 PM
  • Speaker: Pooja Patel, Director, Technical Product Management, VMware 

Tuesday, Aug 27 

Introduction to NSX Service Mesh [CNET1033BU]

  • Tuesday, August 27, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Speakers: Niran Even-Chen, Principal Systems Engineer, VMware and Oren Penso, Cloud Native Staff Systems Engineer, VMware 

VMware Cloud with NSX on AWS, Dell EMC, and AWS Outposts [CNET2067BU]

  • Tuesday, August 27, 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
  • Speaker: Vyenkatesh Despande, Senior Product Line Manager, VMware 

Consistent Load Balancing for Multi-Cloud Environments [CNET3674BU]

  • Tuesday, August 27, 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM
  • Speakers: Abinav Modi, Technical Marketing Engineer and Ashish Shah, Senior Director, Product Management, VMware 

Wednesday, Aug 28 

Next-Generation Reference Design with NSX-T: Part 1 [CNET2061BU]

  • Wednesday, August 28, 08:30 AM – 09:30 AM
  • Speaker: Nimish Desai, Director, Technical Product Management, VMware 

NSX-T Design for Multi-Site Networking and Disaster Recovery [CNET1334BU]

  • Wednesday, August 28, 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM
  • Speaker: Dimitri Desmidt, Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware 

Next Generation Reference Design with NSX-T, Part 2 [CNET2068BU]

  • Wednesday, August 28, 12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
  • Speaker: Nimish Desai, Director, Technical Product Management, VMWare 

NSX Cloud Deployment and Architecture Deep Dive [CNET1365BU]

  • Wednesday, August 28, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Speakers: Amol Tipnis, Sr Technical Product Manager and Brian Heili, Cloud Strategist, VMware

Thursday, Aug 29 

NSX-T Design for Small to Mid-Sized Data Centers [CNET1072BU]

  • Thursday, August 29, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Speakers: Amit Aneja, Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware and Gregory Smith, Technical Product Manager, VMware 

NSX-T Deep Dive: Connecting Clouds and Data Centers via NSX-T VPN [CNET2841BU]

  • Thursday, August 29, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Speaker: Ray Budavari, Senior Staff Technical Product Manager, VMware 

Why Networking and Service Mesh Matter for the Future of Apps [CNET2741BU]

  • Thursday, August 29, 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
  • Speakers: Andrew Babakian, Principal Systems Engineer, VMware and Pere Monclus, CTO NSBU, VMWare 

Hands-on-Labs at VMworld

Our product leads and engineers worked double shifts to bring you the latest software and labs so that you can get hands-on-experience with the tech. Here’s a list of the expert-led cloud networking labs:

  • VMware NSX-T: Getting Started
  • VMware NSX for vSphere – Getting Started
  • Network Insight and vRealize Network Insight – Getting Started
  • NSX Cloud Consistent Networking and Security across Enterprise, AWS & Azure
  • Integrating Kubernetes with VMware NSX-T Data Center

 Sign up for our expert-led and self-paced Cloud Networking labs before spots fill up!

Operationalizing NSX-T Workshop

Now that you’ve set up NSX in your environment, what’s next? Learn how to run NSX for Day 0, Day 1 and Day 2 operations during our workshop.

Sign up for the Operationalizing NST-T Workshop (CNET2519WU) on Sunday, August 25, 10:30 AM – 04:30 PM. In the workshop we’ll cover:

  • A 300-level technical deep-dive on a typical topology deployment
  • Learn about security postures
  • How to monitor and troubleshoot NSX
  • Operationalize micro-segmentation across on-premises and public clouds

Networking & Security Demos

Visit the Networking and Security Business Unit’s demo pods at the VMware booth to see our latest demos and meet our technical experts from NSX Data Center, NSX Service Mesh, AVI Networks now part of VMware and more.


Demo Name Walk Throughs / How To’s

Automation and Network Operations


 Automate network operations and optimize network performance while implementing networking and security best practices

Multi-cloud Networking

Implement virtual networking connecting workloads across different types of compute infrastructure on-premises – VMs, Kubernetes/containers, and bare metal and for public clouds. Migrate legacy on-premises workloads to VMC on AWS

Container/Kubernetes Networking, Service Mesh

Deliver cloud native networking for containerized workloads running Kubernetes. Bring visibility, control and security to microservices using service mesh technology

Multi-cloud Application Delivery


Modernize application delivery and security powered by a software-defined distributed load balancer and web application firewall


NSX Panel & Reception | Is SRE in Your Future? | August 26, 2019

The NSX team is hosting a meetup-style networking event that promises to be both educational and fun. We’ll kick it off with a panel of networking, security, and site reliability specialists that will share insights on how the hyper focus on innovation in the workplace is opening up professional development opportunities. With so many interdependencies and blurred lines of responsibility, does this mean SRE is in your future? We’ll help you understand the skills and mindset to prepare for an SRE role, and then break into a happy hour. Connect with other growth-minded folks, the food and drink is on us!


Future:NET 2019

In its fourth year, Future:NET is for anyone who has forecast, created or disseminated change. It’s for those lured by new technology and its ability to transform the world—and for anyone who enjoys collaborating with like minds. Future:NET is your chance to:

  • Engage in live debate with cross-industry technical experts
  • Join lighting rounds with networking moguls
  • Help drive conversation as industry luminaries and pace-setting front runners connect the dots. 

We’re getting excited to welcome industry leading speakers to the stage at Future:NET on Thursday August 29, 2019 at the St. Regis in San Francisco. 

Request your exclusive invitation to Future:NET or if you have questions contact