Compare VMware NSX vs. Versa FlexVNF

Versa FlexVNF is ranked 9th in SD-WAN with 1 review while VMware NSX is ranked 1st in Data Center Networking with 19 reviews. Versa FlexVNF is rated 8.0, while VMware NSX is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Versa FlexVNF writes "Excellent virtualization and routing features with good technical support". 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". Versa FlexVNF is most compared with VeloCloud, Cisco SD-WAN and Meraki SD-WAN, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Tetration and Nutanix Flow.
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Our organization finds the application routing features extremely useful.

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The most valuable feature is the ability to create, develop, and deploy servers in minutes to hours, rather than days.It has reduced the number of people on the network team along with the system engineer involved in the security process. So, it is valuable.From a distributed firewall perspective, it's a solid solution.Their technical support is very good. They help us figure out solutions when we have problems.The initial setup was straightforward. It follows a certain structure and you won't miss a step. It's all on the same level, step by step.We like that everything is integrated.You can easily integrate this with other VMware products. It is a robust solution.The firewall is its most valuable feature.

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The UTM features can be improved. It should offer better functionality.

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It could be cheaper!We would to have a reverse proxy. This would add great value to the solution.We would like better integration with the standards on the market. For example, with OSPF, their integration in NSX is very low. It's not a full OSPF integration. It is too thin from a protocol perspective.The initial establishment can be complex.I would like them to make integration with other vendors easier.The solution is complex but for the key user, it's not really complex. You just need to learn the standards and mechanics for your specific product.If you're worried that NSX is too complex, I would tell you to take another look. If you compare NSX to a similar solution you might find it to be a bit more complex. Usually, the guy that comes in to implement NSX isn't the network guy and will lack the knowledge for the program. He can lack the knowledge for this program and will therefore think it's complex. You need somebody with network experience.We would like tenant segmentation available in future releases.

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We can't go without NSX, so it's invaluable from this perspective.The solution is very expensive.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.

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8.0
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Average Words per Review
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8.1
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Overview

Versa FlexVNF is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. It provides both networking and security functions in a single software along with service chaining capabilities.

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
CenturyLink, RCN Business, Colt Technology ServicesCity 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 Provider39%
Software R&D Company18%
Manufacturing Company5%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
REVIEWERS
Retailer25%
Manufacturing Company17%
Government17%
Comms Service Provider17%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company38%
Comms Service Provider20%
Retailer4%
K 12 Educational Company Or School4%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise62%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise58%
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