VMware Advances Networking for the Digital Era with the Virtual Cloud NetworkDate : May 1, 2018
Virtual Cloud Network receives broad industry support for delivering an end-to-end software-defined network architecture across the business fabric
VMware NSX networking and security portfolio will deliver consistent, pervasive connectivity and security for traditional and modern apps today across Data Center, Branch, Cloud, and Edge
To deliver on this vision,
The NSX portfolio includes investments of resources to deliver new capabilities that include:
- VMware NSX SD-WAN integration with
VMware NSX Data Centerand VMware NSX Cloud
- NSX Cloud support for applications running in Microsoft Azure
NSX Data Centersupport for containerized cloud-native and bare metal applications
- Telco/NFV and networking performance optimizations for distributed workloads in
NSX Data Center
“The future of networking is software, and the network of the future is the Virtual Cloud Network,” said
“As enterprises choose to run more applications in public clouds, the parameters of the datacenter are being redrawn. In practical terms, the datacenter – where applications and data reside – is no longer exclusively an on-premises entity,” said
Virtual Cloud Network: A New Network Approach for the Next 20 Years
Organizations are embarking on digital transformation to create better experiences for customers, clients, and employees, and drive better business outcomes. These efforts introduce a new level of networking and security complexity as organizations move from centralized data centers, to hyper distributed applications and centers of data at the edge.
The Virtual Cloud Network will enable businesses to connect, better secure, and optimize the delivery of applications and data in an era when a majority of workloads exist outside the data center. With a Virtual Cloud Network, customers will be able to create an end-to-end software-based network architecture that can deliver services to applications and data, wherever they are located. The Virtual Cloud Network will operate at global scale from edge to edge, and deliver consistent, pervasive connectivity and security for apps and data independent of underlying physical infrastructure or location. The Virtual Cloud Network will enable organizations to streamline the journey to digital business, and take full advantage of digital transformation, by unlocking value from today’s current networking technologies and significantly reducing network complexity.
VMware Advances Business Transformation with Networking and Security in Software
The VMware NSX networking and security portfolio provides a common operating environment to connect, secure and operate a Virtual Cloud Network. The portfolio will include new and enhanced capabilities for data center, branch, cloud and telco environments, and will advance support for traditional and modern application frameworks. With the VMware NSX portfolio, customers will be able to manage consistent networking and security across private data centers, AWS, Azure, and IBM Cloud.
- Network Virtualization:
VMware NSX Data Centeris the industry’s most widely deployed network virtualization platform for the enterprise data center, adopted by more than 4,500 customers globally. NSX Data Centerenables customers to design, build, and operate next-generation policy driven data centers that connect, secure, and automate traditional and modern applications, and help protect applications and data through security that is an intrinsic part of the infrastructure.
With the latest update,
NSX Data Centerwill include new container and bare metal capabilities that will be able to provide consistent networking services to all applications and deployment models. Container integration rapid-releases will enable global security and more to new app platforms (e.g. PKS). VMwareis also adding new accelerated performance optimizations for distributed workloads, which will better support telco/network functions virtualization environments.
- Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN): VMware NSX SD-WAN by
VeloCloudis the industry-leading SD-WAN solution that combines the economics and flexibility of the best real-time network overlay with the deployment speed, scale and automation of cloud-delivered services. With NSX SD-WAN, customers can deliver better cloud and application performance with full visibility, metrics, control, and automation of all device and user endpoints, with lower overall costs. NSX SD-WAN integrates with NSX Data Centerand NSX Cloud, enabling customers to extend consistent networking and security policies from the data center to the branch to the cloud, while providing operational visibility and control end-to-end. NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloudprovides an extensible platform for enterprises and telcos to integrate both on-premises and cloud services under the same consistent business policy framework. NSX SD-WAN is available to customers in three ways. Customers can purchase NSX SD-WAN as a service from VMware, or from more than 60 communication service providers worldwide. NSX SD-WAN is also available as an on-premises deployable solution. More than 2,000 customers have adopted NSX SD-WAN to date.
- Multi-Cloud Networking: VMware NSX Cloud provides consistent networking and security for applications running in both private
VMware-based data centers and natively in public clouds. NSX Cloud addresses operational challenges inherent with using multiple public clouds, such as inconsistent policies and constructs across clouds; manual operations requiring policy for each cloud, region, and VPC: limited operational visibility into East-West traffic; and operations tools that are specific to each public cloud.
With the latest release of NSX Cloud,
VMwarewill add new native controls for customers that are using Microsoft Azure as part of their multi-cloud strategy.
- Hybrid Cloud Connectivity: VMware NSX Hybrid Connect enables customers to solve one of the biggest challenges with hybrid cloud– consistent networking. VMware NSX Hybrid Connect enables customers to create a consistent, highly performant, and more secure software fabric that interconnects data centers and clouds while maintaining the same governance and control. With NSX Hybrid Connect, customers can seamlessly migrate workloads from any
VMwareenvironment to a modern software-defined data center environment running anywhere—on-premises, in the public cloud, or operated by a VMware Cloud Provider partner.
Network Operations, Management and Visibility
Gillis’ background gives him a keen understanding about the direction of cloud, security, and enterprise computing, making him an ideal leader to drive VMware’s networking and security strategy. Prior to Bracket, Gillis was vice president and general manager of Cisco’s
VMware Customers Validate Virtual Cloud Network Vision
“Alliant Credit Union is the seventh largest credit union in the country with more than 335,000 members. We’re heavily focused on the digital shift, because for our customers the branch can be anywhere they can get an internet connection to login via their PC or device. With the VMware NSX portfolio, we have the ability to deliver pervasive, fine grained security for apps and data that extends across our enterprise, down to individual VDI users, and out across the branch and cloud to our end customers. This type of end-to-end secure network architecture with full visibility and insights is quite simply something that could not be done with hardware.” –
“Digital transformation is becoming an imperative for improving operational efficiencies and delivering a world class user experience to customers in our nearly 500 locations worldwide. We have already experienced the simplicity and performance benefits of a software defined architecture with VMware NSX SD-WAN by
“A consistent architecture from the data center to the cloud to the edge with a Virtual Cloud Network as envisioned by
“Equity Trust continues to explore ways in which we can improve our technology platform to achieve an industry-leading experience for our customers. We look to technology partners like
“For a company with a global footprint, the agility and flexibility of software-defined network architectures can have a significant impact on efficient and secure connectivity across the enterprise. We have already started on that path with VMware NSX SD-WAN by
“We at the RCN concentrate on working with technology providers who are consistently driving innovation. We have found that collaboration with
“VMware has been a longstanding vendor to help Gore create and manage our SDDC, and most recently NSX became the game-changer by delivering microsegmentation across our global data centers. We view the concept of Virtual Cloud Network as the next generation of SDDC as it is applicable to how organizations like Gore could securely extend workloads to public cloud and intelligently manage our hundreds of remote locations.” –
VMware Partners Support Industry Shift To Networking’s Software-Defined Future
“VMware’s tighter policy integration across SD-WAN and data center networking products puts us one step closer to achieving our vision of seamless, secure, and reliable device-to-cloud networking.” –
“Arista has a long track record of working closely with
“Service providers and enterprises are modernizing infrastructure, not only in the data center, but out to the network edge, including branch offices. We believe the Virtual Cloud Network delivers an ideal framework for connecting all endpoints across the digital business. We are working closely with
“As organizations continue to move to a digital mindset, they will need the ability to quickly deploy and modify products and services to drive value. Unfortunately, they are typically hindered by legacy network infrastructures, which are often based on antiquated protocols and hardware-defined designs. A comprehensive network strategy that incorporates virtual cloud networking— including SD-WAN—into a redesigned network solution can substantially increase capacity, security, and performance while reducing costs. A software-defined architecture can also extend customers’ existing IT investments by modernizing their current network platforms while gaining the software-defined flexibility and agility needed to quickly deploy new services or modify existing ones without full-scale infrastructure changes.” –
“In a rapidly evolving hybrid IT environment, our clients are looking to transform and automate their networks to drive digital transformation.
IBM Global Technology Services
“As a premier Hybrid/Multi Cloud Service integrator, IBM Services recognizes the important role that software defined networking plays in enterprise transformation. We have been investing with our clients to enable seamless enterprise adoption of VMware NSX, HCX, and SD-WAN solutions as part of our standard systems and network services offerings as they leverage IBM Cloud for
“Microsoft runs one of the largest clouds in the world, which has given us tremendous insight into building and operating global, high performance, highly available, and secure networks to support our customers. We share VMware’s vision of a future enabled by software-defined networks, and are excited to work with them on NSX Cloud to help deliver on that vision. NSX provides a consistent networking and security experience for our mutual customers across applications in their data centers as well as applications running natively in Azure. We look forward to continuing our work with
“Sprint is committed to delivering the best value to customers through our expertise in managed services and outstanding enterprise network visibility in a constantly evolving digital business world. The Virtual Cloud Network furthers the long-term WAN architectural and economic benefits enterprises can derive on top of the VMware NSX SD-WAN by
“Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization are a critical enabler in delivering greater network flexibility and agility to our enterprise customers. We’re building a Virtual Cloud Network today enabled by
“Windstream optimizes and transforms our customers' networks to meet the evolving demands of the cloud with our fully-managed VMware NSX SD-WAN by
- Read “What a Virtual Cloud Network Can Do For Your Business” for an executive perspective from VMware’s
Rajiv Ramaswami, COO, Products and Cloud Services
- Read this blog about
Tom Gillisjoining as VMware’s new Networking and Security business lead
- Learn more about VMware’s portfolio for building the Virtual Cloud Network in this blog
- Read about the new VMware NSX SD-WAN by
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