VMware Advances Networking for the Digital Era with the Virtual Cloud Network

by Angela Guess

A recent press release states, “VMware, Inc., a leading innovator in enterprise software, today outlined its vision for the future of networking, and unveiled the Virtual Cloud Network. The Virtual Cloud Network will enable organizations to create a digital business fabric for connecting and securing applications, data, and users across the entire network in a hyper-distributed world. To deliver on this vision, VMware announced the VMware NSX networking and security portfolio to enable consistent, pervasive connectivity and security for apps and data across software-defined data center, branch, cloud, and telco environments. Global leaders in digital transformation and technology innovation demonstrated support for VMware’s vision and NSX portfolio launch.”

The release goes on, “The NSX portfolio includes investments of resources to deliver new capabilities that include: VMware NSX SD-WAN integration with VMware NSX Data Center and VMware NSX Cloud; NSX Cloud support for applications running in Microsoft Azure; NSX Data Center support for containerized cloud-native and bare metal applications; Telco/NFV and networking performance optimizations for distributed workloads in NSX Data Center. ‘The future of networking is software, and the network of the future is the Virtual Cloud Network,’ said Rajiv Ramaswami, chief operating officer, products and cloud services, VMware. ‘VMware is helping customers today to build tomorrow’s software-defined Virtual Cloud Networks to connect and secure apps and users. And with the new NSX networking and security portfolio, we are helping customers build a Virtual Cloud Network today through a software-based digital business fabric that is flexible, programmable and inherently more secure network’.”

Read more at VMware.

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