VMware NSX, also known as NSX-T, is a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solution. SDNs allow IT administrators to create networking components in software rather than hardware. This results in significantly cheaper and faster deployment of network solutions.
Transitioning to a software-defined datacenter skips the time-consuming procurement and physical implementation steps, which enables teams to react faster to new challenges and projects required by the business. Let’s take a look at NSX and the role it plays in the transition to software-defined infrastructure.
Components of VMware NSX
NSX is an enterprise-ready network solution, and as you’d expect from such a product, has many features and components.
Depending on your license, NSX features include:
- Distributed Routing
- Centralized Firewalls
- Layer 2 Switching (over layer 3)
- Feature-rich load balancing
- Site-to-site and remote access VPNs
- Distributed Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Protection
- Extend On-Prem Networking to the Cloud for Consistency