How VMware NSX network virtualization could change networking -- or not

Last updated:September 2013

Editor's note

VMware recently unveiled its network virtualization platform, NSX. The NSX platform combines the company's existing networking features with the network virtualization technology from the Nicira acquisition.

The NSX launch sparked plenty of excitement, but also led many to question the overlay and edge networking strategy. It also ignited debate on the role of network engineers in an overlay environment and the future of the longtime VMware-Cisco partnership.

Here we've gathered news, opinion and analysis about the VMware NSX platform and strategy.

1NSX opinions: What experts have to say

SDN experts had both praise and criticism for NSX. We asked SearchSDN bloggers to sound off on what NSX means to networking and SDN.

2NSX's impact on network virtualization practices

SearchSDN's Shamus McGillicuddy breaks down NSX and explains the concern many have regarding a new software layer on top of the network, and how this will affect operations and visibility.





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