SDN Spotlight: 8 New Products Set To Shake Things Up


VMware claimed its stake in the SDN market this March with the unveiling of its NSX network virtualization platform.

Combing VMware's organically developed vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) with the technology

VMware got from last year's acquisition of Nicira, NSX works across both VMware and non-VMware hypervisors and cloud management systems. According to the company, NSX allows customers to accelerate application deployment and significantly lower both capital and operational costs.

NSX is said by VMware to provide an open framework for the integration of networking and security services from a number of VMware technology partners. Upon the unveiling of NSX in March, however, long-running VMware partner Cisco was noticeably absent from the list of NSX partners, stirring up speculation that the partnership between the two tech giants may be on the rocks.