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Light Board Video Series: VMware NSX Cloud

Over the last decade there has been a gradual, continuous shift of enterprise software applications away from the data center and towards one or multiple public clouds. As more and more applications are built natively in public clouds like AWS or Azure, the management of networking and security for those workloads becomes more complex: each cloud has its own set of unique constructs that must be managed independently of those in the data center.

What if there was a way to unify all of those workloads under one consistent networking fabric that can manage one standard set of networking and security policies across both on-premises and public clouds? This is where VMware NSX Cloud comes in.

What is NSX Cloud?

Designed specifically for public-cloud-native workloads, NSX Cloud extends VMware NSX software-defined networking and security from the data center to multiple public clouds, enabling consistent policy management from a single NSX interface.

To explain what NSX Cloud is and how it can deliver consistent hybrid networking and security for you, we asked our product manager Shiva Somasundaram to recored a three-part lightboard video series.

Part 1: NSX Cloud Overview

Shiva gives a high-level overview of what NSX Cloud is and how Continue reading

VMware NSX Cloud Now in AWS Solution Space

We are excited to announce that NSX Cloud, the VMware networking and security solution for AWS-native applications and hybrid-cloud, is now available in the AWS Solution Space! AWS created the Solution Space as a place for AWS Partner Network (APN) Technology Partners to showcase customer-ready solutions that combine AWS services with partner technologies and, optionally, consulting offers from APN consulting Partners. This is an especially notable milestone for NSX Cloud because it will be one of the first offerings in the Networking category for Solution Space.

NSX Cloud will be featured at AWS re:Invent this week, so be sure to stop by our theater sessions at the VMware booth (#2201) on Tuesday at 3:30pm or Thursday at 11:30am. We look forward to seeing you there, and are giving away an exciting prize to a lucky winner at each session!

What is NSX Cloud?

NSX Cloud is an extension of VMware’s NSX Data Center technology that brings the NSX networking and security framework to cloud-native applications in AWS. With NSX Cloud, IT administrators can apply the exact same networking and security policies they use in the data center to AWS-native applications, and they can manage those applications through the same interface Continue reading

Check Point CloudGuard now supports North-South service insertion for NSX-T Data Center

With VMworld Europe just around the corner, we are excited to announce that our valued partner Check Point’s product CloudGuard has met all the certification requirements for NSX-T Data Center North-South service insertion! This is the first such certification following the recent release of version 2.3. It is particularly exciting given that NSX-T is designed to connect and protect workloads running in multiple environments like public clouds and on-premises data centers, and CloudGuard for North-South traffic works at the point of connection between these networks. 

Enhancing security gateway capabilities with Check Point’s CloudGuard for traffic moving between virtual machines and external networks secures your assets and data in the cloud against even the most sophisticated threats, with multi-layered protections including: Firewall, IPS, Application Control, IPsec VPN, Antivirus, Anti-Bot, and award-winning SandBlast Threat Emulation and Threat Extraction technologies.  

NSX-T Data Center was designed with the concept of service insertion top of mind, enabling users with specific needs to seamlessly add third party applications at various points throughout the network. Having a robust ecosystem of partners is key to providing maximum flexibility for NSX-T Data Center, enabling you to add partner functionality that is tailored to your unique requirements without degrading performance elsewhere in the SDDC. Partner applications are Continue reading