VMware Teams Up With HP, Dell, Juniper, Others on NSX Platform

 
 
By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2013-08-28 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

At the VMworld 2013 show Aug. 26, VMware officials unveiled NSX, the company’s network virtualization platform that will play a key part in the company’s software-defined data center strategy, where all data center components—from servers to storage to networking—are virtualized. The offering combines VMware’s own network virtualization technology with the virtual network overlay platform from software-defined networking (SDN) startup Nicira, which VMware bought last year for $1.26 billion. NSX also heightens the competition between VMware and Cisco Systems, both of which “want to be the control points of the data center,” said Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst with ZK Research. While Cisco with its Open Network Environment (ONE) SDN effort looks to leverage its own offerings, VMware will rely on a strong partner ecosystem—which was on display at the announcement of NSX—for everything from network hardware to security to application delivery. This eWEEK slide show takes a look at VMware and some of the vendors that are lining up to support the virtualization technology vendor and its NSX platform.

 
 
 
  • VMware Teams Up With HP, Dell, Juniper, Others on NSX Platform

    By Jeffrey Burt
    0-VMware Teams Up With HP, Dell, Juniper, Others on NSX Platform
  • NSX Combines VMware and Nicira Technology

    VMware created NSX by bringing together its own vCloud Network and Security technology with Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform. The technology will enable organizations to do with network virtualization what they have done with server virtualization—treat their physical resources as a pool that can be used on demand.
    1-NSX Combines VMware and Nicira Technology
  • HP and VMware Are Offering a Federated Networking Solution

    The companies are integrating HP’s Virtual Applications Networks SDN Controller with NSX to offer unified automation and management of their physical and virtual data center resources. In addition, HP’s new FlexFabric 5930 switch extends network virtualization to servers through built-in intelligence based on VMware’s VXLAN technology.
    2-HP and VMware Are Offering a Federated Networking Solution
  • Dell’s S6000 Switch Will Support NSX

    The switch, designed for cloud environments that are highly virtualized, offers twice the density and greater energy efficiency than competitive products, and can help bridge the communication gap between physical hardware and virtual machines.
    3-Dell’s S6000 Switch Will Support NSX
  • Juniper Networks’ Switches Will Support NSX

    Juniper is expanding its partnership with VMware across a number of areas, including greater routing support for VXLAN. In addition, the company said its EX Series and QFX Series core, aggregation and access switching platforms will offer VMware’s NSX L2 Gateway Services.
    4-Juniper Networks’ Switches Will Support NSX
  • Brocade Will Integrate NSX With Its VCS Fabric Technology

    Brocade, with its VCS Gateway for VMware NSX, will help organizations unify the physical and virtual components in their data centers.
    5-Brocade Will Integrate NSX With Its VCS Fabric Technology
  • Arista Networks Offers Applications on Its EOS Servers

    Arista is offering three new applications on its Extensible Operating System (EOS), including OpenWorkload. Arista’s EOS switches integrate with NSX to offer hardware-based gateway services for non-virtualized servers and existing VLANs. The company also is integrating with OpenStack and other orchestration platforms for such tasks as automated provisioning and workload visibility.
    6-Arista Networks Offers Applications on Its EOS Servers
  • Cumulus Networks Aims for Widespread Network Virtualization Adoption

    Cumulus is now offering hardware Layer 2 gateway services on gear running its Cumulus Linux operating system, which helps extend virtual networks to physical workloads. In addition, Cumulus is integrating its technology with NSX.
    7-Cumulus Networks Aims for Widespread Network Virtualization Adoption
  • Palo Alto Networks Turns to Security in Virtualized Environments

    Palo Alto officials say their next-generation security platform will integrate with NSX, which will help organizations realize the operational agility and lower costs they hope to get from virtualization technology. The company is demonstrating the integration at VMworld.
    8-Palo Alto Networks Turns to Security in Virtualized Environments
  • Citrix Systems to Leverage VMware for NetScaler Deployments

    Citrix and VMware tend to be rivals in the data center. However, Citrix announced NetScaler Control Center for VMware, which will enable organizations that are using NSX to automatically deploy and configure NetScaler application delivery capabilities in their networks.
    9-Citrix Systems to Leverage VMware for NetScaler Deployments
  • F5 Networks Integrates Big-IQ Cloud With NSX

    F5’s integration efforts will mean that organizations using its Big-IQ Cloud solution and NSX will be able to deploy applications services—including security and acceleration—with network virtualization technologies.
    10-F5 Networks Integrates Big-IQ Cloud With NSX
  • Silver Peak Makes Moving Workloads Between VMs Easier

    Silver Peak is integrating its Agility acceleration software with NSX, which will give businesses point-and-click traffic redirection and workload optimization from one virtual machine to another in NSX virtualized networks.
    11-Silver Peak Makes Moving Workloads Between VMs Easier
  • McAfee Brings NSX Integration to Security Platform

    McAfee’s Network Security Platform will integrate with NSX Services Composer, enabling the automated deployment of security visibility, reporting and protection against network-based threats. It is optimized for virtualized environments:
    12-McAfee Brings NSX Integration to Security Platform
  • Symantec Brings Security Features to NSX Environments

    Symantec’s anti-virus/anti-malware services are delivered as virtual appliances for virtualized data centers by the NSX platform through its Service Composer feature.
    13-Symantec Brings Security Features to NSX Environments
  • TrendMicro Integrates Deep Security With NSX

    TrendMicro has been working with VMware since 2009 to bring security to virtualized environments, and the integration of its Deep Security with NSX is the latest step in the partnership.
    14-TrendMicro Integrates Deep Security With NSX
  • Rapid7’s Nexpose Brings Vulnerability Management

    The company is integrating Nexpose with NSX, enabling real-time visibility into the security risks of virtual environments by performing vulnerability scans without requiring a network connection between the scan engine and virtual machine.
    15-Rapid7’s Nexpose Brings Vulnerability Management
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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