VMware microsegmentation in NSX trumps going sans SDN
VMware microsegmentation and SDN in the company’s NSX product seek to alleviate all of the above concerns. It simplifies managing networks, enables admins to automate the creation of network segments alongside workloads and supports the configuration of network security features, such as firewalls, routers and intrusion detection products for each segment. NSX can also cross infrastructures. Organizations can interconnect workloads that run on premises, in service provider clouds and on major public cloud provider clouds. A single network segment can consist of workloads located on multiple infrastructures. The workloads that form a service can communicate freely among themselves — even if they are located on different infrastructures — and force all communication outside the service’s network segment to pass through the configured array of network defences. The early versions of NSX weren’t particularly easy to use; the technology was new, and it wasn’t well integrated with VMware’s other management tools. This has changed, and as the ease of use of @VMware #microsegmentation in #NSX increased, so has adoption. VMware’s success in becoming a major player in next-generation networking is a testament to the demand for usable #SDN. It has also been a wake-up call for @Cisco, @Juniper Networks and a number of other major networking vendors. Networking must evolve. #Datacenter s must adapt. SDN is no longer future tech, nor is it just a nice-to-have. SDN is a must, and it must be more than just on premises. Networks must interconnect workloads no matter who owns the infrastructure they run on, and they must keep those workloads secure. Whichever company can deliver this inexpensively, and with a reasonable ease of use, will own the networking market.