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Pros
"Scalable solution for tracking and syncing through the Infoblox grid."

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"Any administrator with basic networking knowledge, in a couple of days, can be in full control of their networking without going through a networking engineer.""The microsegmentation is a good feature. You can segment details, products, or hardware information.""The initial setup was straightforward. You just have to click it and follow the manuals.""NSX can reduce costs and has good service. It is easy for you and your users to use.""The microsegmentation is great, and the security team thinks it is great.""The solution is robust as it covers everything we want to do and is stable, so we're happy enough with it. We have had no problems so far. Everything is great.""We are happy with the scalability.""The organization of it is logical, useful, and intuitive."

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Cons
"Lacks network overview for the entire connected network."

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"It takes time to do the initial setup. It is a bit slow, which is surprising.""The first time setting it up was difficult.""The next release of NSX should try to make Kubernetes and container integration a little easier than it is now. It's quite a complicated process.""The scalability is not perfect.""I would rate this product an eight because it's a good product but it needs more work. They should fix some of the bugs.""The solution is quite complex. You need to keep your thinking cap on and know what you are doing: Go to the training and listen to the solution architects when they come in because they have a lot of knowledge.""It was stable for one year, there was no impact. In the last two months, we had two big incidents.""We've have had good and bad experiences with them. We don't always find them to be so impactful. Sometimes the support guy isn't so on top of resolving the issue and it can take a while to sort out."

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"We haven't had to hire a dedicated network engineer because NSX handles 90 percent of it. The reduced overhead in terms of managing networks has been the biggest plus.""We have saved man-hours and decreased our security exposure.""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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Scalable solution for tracking and syncing through the Infoblox grid.
Top Answer: If you have the Infoblox grid and you also want to do switch port management and backups of your network devices, then I would go for NetMRI. Otherwise, if you only want the network discovery then you… more »
Top Answer: It would be nice if they restored the network overview of all connected network items. Before it was per site, but now they've made it an overall view of everything and it's quite chaotic because… more »
Top Answer: We are currently reviewing various SD-WAN vendors for our infrastructure and what I found lacking with Cisco Meraki is that you cannot use Active/Active HA with two MX devices. Only HA is available… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ability to create, develop, and deploy servers in minutes to hours, rather than days.
Top Answer: It could be cheaper!
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Overview

NetMRI discovers your network infrastructure, automatically applies hundreds of built-in and custom analytics to assess network configuration, and provides deep insight into the “who, what, when, where, and impact” of network change.

With this foundation, NetMRI empowers you to automate network configuration security policy enforcement and large-scale and complex change automation with built-in, easily customized industry best practices, regulatory requirements, and change template examples.

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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Sample Customers
BlueCross BlueShieldCity 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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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider18%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Retailer27%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider13%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider27%
Retailer4%
K 12 Educational Company Or School4%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise74%
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Infoblox NetMRI is ranked 10th in Network Automation with 1 review while VMware NSX is ranked 2nd in Network Automation with 21 reviews. Infoblox NetMRI is rated 8.0, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Infoblox NetMRI writes "Has the ability to track and sync through the grid". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "Enables us to identify problems before they manifest, but they should develop more advanced features". Infoblox NetMRI is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Cisco DNA Center, Micro Focus Network Node Manager, Cisco Prime and DX Spectrum, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Nutanix Flow, Cisco Tetration, Cisco SD-WAN and Juniper Contrail Networking.

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