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Pros
"One of the most valuable features of this solution is network management. The customer is able to manage their network from home or we can also manage the whole customer network.""It has good reporting and analytics, that most people can understand without too much difficulty."

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"This is a good firewall and overall it is rich in features.""One of the big improvements between the NSX-V and NSX-T is that in NSX-T you are no longer dependent on V-Center anymore.""From a security standpoint, the customer was able to better secure critical workloads while routing L2/L3 worked normally, giving them more confidence that they would be ready for any potential security incident mitigation or outage (DR).""It gives more security and micro-segmentation. It helps to set network configurations in an easy way.""NSX's stand-out function is the distributed firewall. The firewall system is just top-notch, and I haven't seen another solution like it.""Some of the key features I find most valuable are the highly graphical user interface, virtualization of networks, and Microsoft application compatibility. It has all the functionality that we require.""The most valuable feature is the ability to create, develop, and deploy servers in minutes to hours, rather than days.""I have found the system to be very intuitive, functional, and they have great technology."

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Cons
"Security is an area that could use some work."

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"NSX could better integrate with open-source products. Of course, it integrates with some, but I know many people are uncomfortable deploying NSX with certain open-source solutions, such as Radar.""There are always issues integrating with Cisco.""There could be an improvement in regards to security.""The training costs a minimum of $3,000, which is expensive and should be reduced.""Their licensing model should make it easier to purchase licenses.""In the future, the solution should be compliant with internet NIC.""Traffic flow introspection topology visibility is definitely needed because at the moment, NSX-T lacks in this area.""One drawback is this solution requires a lot of other products in the VMware ecosystem to have a full end-to-end operation orchestration monitoring. You have to buy a lot of add-ons to fully utilize the functionality."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I would say, from our cost perspective, they are extremely competitive.""The price of the solution could be more affordable. Customers want to use their own cheap connection and also do not want to pay too much for services from this solution, it becomes too expensive."

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"You can scale NSX if you have the resources, but it's usually expensive and complex to scale up.""It is an expensive product, but cheaper than some competing solutions.""This solution requires a licence.""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.""VMware NSX is expensive and everything is licensed. We have to pay for each individual feature.""I was not involved in the purchase of the solution but I hear it is on the expensive side.""There is a license required for this solution, we pay annually.""There is a license required for this solution and there is also a support license available. The price of the solution could be better."

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Top Answer: Nuage Networks is very, very competitive going up against other vendors such as Meraki, Viptela, Velocloud, or Versa. I would say, from our cost perspective, they are extremely competitive.
Top Answer: Security is an area that could use some work. When compared to Versa, it has full Layer Seven security built-in, whereas Nuage is sticking to a stateful firewall model and allowing other vendors to do… more »
Top Answer: It's a horizontal use case of replacing the WAN. Typically, they are replacing the MPLS. They are also trying to save costs and reduce complexity.
Top Answer: There are some very major differences between both the Products and to name a few. -Cisco ACI have physical network gear (9K Switches) where the Code runs in ACI Policy Mode & the UCS server where… more »
Top Answer: Once you know your way around the Cisco ecosystem, using Cisco ACI is not so difficult. It is a global product, so when you change one interface, changes are automatically reflected on every switch… more »
Top Answer: Overall, for me, it's a good solution and has been working well.
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Overview

Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) automate branch site connectivity and gives you deployment options for cloud integration and branch VPN services. Nuage Networks VNS offers a fresh approach to the enterprise WAN. It seamlessly links all your locations - regardless of size or geography - while reducing your need for customized networking. Nuage Networks VNS is based on an overlay model that can use any IP network to provide connectivity between sites. It gives maximum flexibility and enables to choose from multiple access or last-mile technologies, including copper, fiber and mobile broadband.

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
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider45%
Computer Software Company20%
Government4%
Manufacturing Company3%
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Financial Services Firm24%
Retailer20%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise67%
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Nuage Networks is ranked 8th in Network Automation with 2 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 2nd in Network Automation with 23 reviews. Nuage Networks is rated 9.0, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Nuage Networks writes "Easy to use features, good support, and has the ability to maintain a session when you lose an uplink". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "A flexible option for managing security, but setup is complex and documentation is lacking". Nuage Networks is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Cisco ACI, Meraki SD-WAN, Juniper Contrail Networking and VMware SD-WAN, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow, Guardicore Centra and Aviatrix.

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