VMware 21 September 2018

NSX SDN for Micro Services

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VMWare solution is not only datacenter virtualization, but VMware also have network virtualization platform, called NSX. NSX can creates network services like routing, load balancing, firewalling and more. All of it is done in software that can be implemented on any underlying infrastructure as long as it does IP transfer.

 

VMware has two products in the NSX family: NSX-V and NSX-T. Each has a totally different code base and caters to a different use case. NSX-T provides an agile software-defined infrastructure to build cloud-native application environments. NSX-T focused on emerging application frameworks and architectures that have heterogeneous endpoints and technology stacks. In addition to vSphere hypervisors, these environments include other hypervisors such as KVM, containers, and bare metal. NSX-T is designed for management, operations, and consumption by development organizations. NSX-T allows IT and development teams to choose the technologies best suited for their applications.

 

It’s quite clear that NSX-V and NSX-T are two different beasts. One is tied to the VMware ecosystem and the other one isn’t. But if a customer is using a VMware solution, how to decide whether to go with NSX-T or NSX-V? It really depends on the use case and where are you running it. If a customer has a virtualized application in a data center and their only requirement is to create network virtualization for existing applications, then choose NSX-V.

 

But if the same customer, running a classical application on vSphere, says they are planning to build modern applications based on Pivotal Cloud Foundry or OpenShift, then NSX-T will be a more sensible choice. [LAS]

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21 Sep 2018

NSX SDN for Micro Services

VMWare solution is not only datacenter virtualization, but VMware also have network virtualization platform, called NSX. NSX can creates network services like routing, load balancing, firewalling and more. All of it is done in software that can be implemented on any underlying infrastructure as long as it does IP transfer.

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