1VMware Teams Up With HP, Dell, Juniper, Others on NSX Platform
By Jeffrey Burt
2NSX 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.
3HP 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.
4Dell’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.
5Juniper 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.
6Brocade 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.
7Arista 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.
8Cumulus 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.
9Palo 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.
10Citrix 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.
11F5 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.
12Silver 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.
13McAfee 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:
14Symantec 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.
15TrendMicro 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.
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.