VMware: Harnessing the Benefits of Network Virtualization With VMware NSX
Today, large cloud service providers like Amazon and Google are setting market-wide drumbeats in terms of speed, agility, and security. And there’s a growing expectation for IT networks, even those of smaller companies, to keep pace.
In answer to this, many businesses running traditional, hardware-based networks are looking to virtualize their networks in software. According to Forbes, 73 percent of companies plan to have a fully software-defined data center within two years.
VMware NSX® is the key to making this possible, taking networking services traditionally run on hardware—such as switching, routing, firewalling, and load balancing—and reproducing them in software. Virtualized networks help companies stay competitive in three main ways.
With data breaches in the United States reaching an all-time high last year, companies are more concerned than ever about security. Many VMware customers cite NSX’s security capabilities as a main use case. This is because NSX allows for micro-segmentation, a practice through which small workloads are individually cordoned off to prevent any East-West movement of a breach. In contrast to most IT networks, where one firewall protects the entire perimeter, a breach into a micro-segmented network can only impact a small subset of data.
Read the entire article here, Harnessing the Benefits of Network Virtualization With VMware NSX
via the fine folks at VMware!