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At VMworld 2014, VMware showed the next version of its network virtualization platform VMware NSX 6.1.

At VMworld 2014, VMware, Inc. showcased the continued maturity of the industry’s most complete network virtualization platform for the software-defined data center with the launch of VMware NSX 6.1 and the general availability of more than a dozen partner solutions. VMware NSX adoption is accelerating, driven by the platform’s ability to drive application provisioning times down from months to minutes, and to address fundamental issues with data center security architecture. VMware NSX 6.1 delivers security that is built directly into the data center infrastructure,and allows customers to insert advanced partner services to improve threat protection, reduce risk and help customers address their compliance requirements in the software-defined data center. VMware NSX 6.1 is not only changing the networking paradigm, but is advancing data center security in a way that was previously neither economically nor operationally feasible.

At the moment VMware NSX has more than 150 customers. 14 ecosystem partners will have products generally available that are interoperable with VMware NSX by the end of Q3 2014.

VMware announced the first 38 VXDC-NV certifications. VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the highest level of certification offered by VMware, and now includes a special competency focussed on network virtualization.

At VMworld 2014 there are more than 40 break out sessions about networking and security.

Micro segmentation with VMware NSX 6.1 – a Killer Use Case

Without NSX 6.1 it is hard to secure your environment. You can protect the outside, but protecting the inside is much harder. You can use firewalls at each VM, but that proves to be unmanageable. With NSX 6.1 it is possible to micro segment your network, so that only traffic that is allowed can travel through the network between virtual machines.Micro Segmentation with NSX

 

Also checkout this video by Rod StuhlMuller, Director of Product Marketing at VMware.