VMware Unveils Upgraded NSX SDN Platform

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The giant virtualization vendor brings greater control, automation and security capabilities to the 2-year-old network virtualization technology.

VMware is adding almost two-dozen new features to its NSX network virtualization platform that touch on everything from greater control of data and improved integration with physical infrastructure to better troubleshooting tools. Company officials announced the advancements Aug. 31 during the opening day of the VMworld 2015 show in San Francisco.

They also are using the show to tout the growth of the NSX technology, which the VMware inherited two years when it bought Nicira for $1.26 billion.”We’ve had really good growth in the form of paying customers,” Chris King, vice president for product marketing at VMware, told eWEEK.Those numbers include more than 700 customers and more than 100 production deployments, King said. In addition, VMware has trained more than 3,500 people on NSX, more than 20 interoperable solutions from partners are available, and more than 65 customers have invested more than $1 million in the software-defined networking (SDN) technology.


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