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"We can't go without NSX, so it's invaluable from this perspective.""The solution is very expensive.""The licensing fees are expensive and we pay on a yearly basis.""It is an expensive product, but cheaper than some competing solutions.""The price of this product is too high.""This solution requires a licence.""VMware NSX is expensive and everything is licensed. We have to pay for each individual feature.""The price is based on the virtual desktop infrastructure(VDI) side and also is dependant on the size of the environment. The price is expensive and it could attract more purchasers in smaller organisations if it was reduced."

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Overview

Business success is increasingly dictated by agility: the ability to respond quickly to change, bring new services to market quickly, and do all of this within an environment that is simple and inexpensive to operate. The Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC) promotes agility, flexibility, and programmability in network functions virtualization (NFV) environments and offers comprehensive automated lifecycle management capabilities. By design, Cisco ESC is built as an open and modular system. It provides a single point of control to manage all aspects of NFV lifecycle for virtual network functions (VNFs) in a dynamic environment. Drawing on industry standards and open APIs, you can control the full lifecycle of all of your virtualized resources, whether using Cisco or third-party VNFs, allowing you to choose best-in-class industry solutions.

VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). By bringing the operational model of a virtual machine to your data center network, you can transform the economics of network and security operations. NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to VMs with a policy-driven approach.
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City of Avondale, Lumeta, Kroll Ontrack, Heartland Payment Systems, Baystate Heallth, Exostar, Tribune Media, iGATE, NTT Communications, Synergent, California Natural Resources Agency, Bloomington Public Schools, Columbia Sportswear, Join Experience S.A, Schuberg Philis
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Retailer24%
Financial Services Firm19%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company29%
Government5%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise59%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise69%
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Cisco Elastic Services Controller is ranked 6th in Network Virtualization while VMware NSX is ranked 1st in Network Virtualization with 18 reviews. Cisco Elastic Services Controller is rated 0.0, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "Allows for seamless micro-segmentation and the support is exceptional". Cisco Elastic Services Controller is most compared with Cisco ACI, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Nutanix Flow, Cisco Secure Workload, Cisco SD-WAN and Guardicore Centra.

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