Why the Heck Would You Use NSX?
Uncategorized / May 16, 2017

Back in 2012 there was quite the hubbub around VMware acquiring a company called Nicira.  At the time Nicira was known for software defined networking and a lot of people thought that this was a shot across the bow at traditional networking vendors.  As many of you probably already know, Nicira became VMware NSX, but I didn’t really ever see a heightened “war” of SDN involving the acuisition. Despite all the talk at the time, I never really got a good idea of what the actual value to an organization and since then I haven’t heard a whole lot except the standard SDN arguments:  you can automate the configuration of your network (in this case your virtual network), you can reduce the number of network configuration issues you have when you deploy a new host, etc.  And, while I don’t work a lot with super-large organizations, many of the companies pretty much gave a collective “Big Whoop!”.  A lot of them looked at their VMware environment and while hosts got added and removed, the overall virtual network didn’t have a whole lot of change, and they therefore didn’t feel like there was a big need for them.  So if that…