NSX-T Data Center

NSX-T (NSX-Transformers) is an agile-designed, software-defined networking (SDN) solution. The solution was created to help companies in their development by simplifying procedures, from management to consumption control. Indeed, companies can choose the technologies best suited to their application.

How does NSX-T Data Center work?

NSX-T is a comprehensive SDN infrastructure that manages the distribution and regulation of network resources, as well as security aspects and automation. NSX-T is a technology derived from the pioneer NSX-V that was built directly into the vSphere environment and limited in its use with other environments. Originally existing as a plug-in in vSphere (NSX-V), NSX-T is now separate and can be used with other ecosystems. This meets the current needs of companies seeking ever more flexibility.

Thanks to network virtualization, companies can rethink their architecture. NSX-T allows you to manage all the networking steps.

What are the advantages of NSX-T?

A resilient solution

The main advantage of NSX-T is most certainly the openness to ecosystems other than vSphere, such as integration with multiple virtualization platforms: OpenStack (and KVM) and others. Thus, this virtual network hypervisor is compatible with all the major cloud environments on the market as well as other hypervisors.

Container management made easy

Containerization management, NSX-T is also compatible with major containerization technologies like Docker or Kubernetes. This allows better management of flows between containers.

Multi-client management guaranteeing to waterproof
within the same SDDC

There is also the possibility of managing multi-tenancy (ie multi-client) on the same resources. Indeed, the solution guarantees the sealing of data between different customers.

Getting started and simplified integration by APIs

APIs (NSX-API) make it easy to configure and deploy NSX-T.

What are the features of NSX-T?

  • Advanced Load Balancing

    As an administrator of an organisation, by configuring virtual services that distribute traffic across multiple server pools, you can balance the workloads in your data centres that are supported by NSX.

  • Identity provider

    Configure external identity providers with the cloud and import your users and groups into your organisation. You can enable your organisation to use a SAML identity provider or set up a connection to an LDAP server or use an external identity provider. n to an LDAP server or use OpenID / OIDC.

  • DevOps

    (PowerCLI ; API ; Ansible ; Terraform ; vcd-cli ; pyvcloud)
    It is possible to manage the tenant and its whole with PowerCLI, API, Ansible and Terraform. Perfect for DevOps

  • Distributed Firewall

    As an organisation administrator, you can create and modify additional distributed firewall rules that are associated with the default security policy of the data centre group. The distributed firewall allows you to create rules between different virtual machines at Layer 2 or Layer 7.

  • Auto Scaling Group

    Auto Scaling Groups allow applications to see current resource usage. Based on predefined criteria for CPU and memory usage, VMware Cloud Director can automatically increase or decrease the number of virtual machines in a selected scaling group. To load balance servers that you have configured to run the same application, you can use VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (AviNetworks). If the auto-scaling group is removed, the machines remain.