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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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Top Answer: It gives more security and micro-segmentation. It helps to set network configurations in an easy way.
Top Answer: I'm not involved in the licensing process at all. I have no knowledge of how long our licenses last or how much it costs the company.
Top Answer: NSX-T supports more platforms, and VMware NSX only supports some platforms like KVM. I want to see support for Hyper-V and other hypervisors. Their technical support could be faster as well.
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IBM Networking Services for SDN help you design, deploy and manage virtualized, software defined networks for better agility, security and cost efficiency. IBM Networking Services for Software-defined Networks (SDN) help you transform your hardware and device-centric network to a virtual, software-defined network for improved agility, security and cost efficiency. It offers an unbiased approach to network transformation across multiple SDN technologies with network design, deployment and management services to build networks that support your application requirements and business needs. Key features include the following: Assess your network and develop a SDN strategy, Monitor and manage your network proactively, Deploy virtualized software-defined networks and Build, integrate and test SDN 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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Sin Chew Media, Naza Kia Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
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
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company24%
Media Company13%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Retailer23%
Financial Services Firm23%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company27%
Government5%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise58%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise67%

IBM SDN is ranked 14th in Software Defined Networking (SDN) while VMware NSX is ranked 1st in Network Virtualization with 20 reviews. IBM SDN 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". IBM SDN is most compared with Aviatrix, Big Switch Networks, Juniper Contrail Networking, Meraki SD-WAN and DriveNets Network Cloud, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Nutanix Flow, Cisco Secure Workload, Guardicore Centra and Cisco SD-WAN.

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