VMware customers that have both on-prem and cloud-based architecture can now manage networking and security for both in a single management console. Unveiled at this week’s VMware Explore conference in Las Vegas, NSX+ is new cloud-managed service that’s geared for multicloud environments and is designed to enable consistent network and security operations, centralized security policy management, network and application visibility, and network detection and response.
This latest evolution of VMware’s core networking package will be available to current NSX customers as an upgrade and to new customers as both a free trial and a paid offering effective today. By the end of the year, NSX+ will also extend to businesses running their cloud infrastructure natively in public clouds, says Rob Markovich, who leads product marketing for multicloud networking and network virtualization for VMware.
NSX is a ten-year-old service and is a market leader for software defined networking (SDN) for data centers. According to an IDC report released earlier this year, VMware has a 70% market share for data center SDN in 2022. NSX can replace custom security and load balancing hardware for an average OPEX savings of 66% and average CAPEX savings of 60%, according to an internal VMware customer study.