VMware NSX Pros and Cons

VMware NSX Pros

Andres Hurtado
Director with 51-200 employees
The stability is great. That's one of the things that we can quantify and leverage through NSX, because it's less complex. We have the availability to manage multiple things at the same time. You can identify problems before they manifest.
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Technolo19ac
Technology Manager
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.
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MichaelGonzalez
VMware NSX Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
NSX gives us the ability to put our network, NSX, onto any network there is, which allows us not to have to go to the network team to create networks our VLANs for networks.
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Paul Walsh
VMware Administrator at Ryanair
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.
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Adam Lowles
Information Security Manager at Anana LTD
The microsegmentation allows me to sleep at night. My job is reducing risk, plugging security holes, and working with the automated layer security. Even if somebody spins up a new server, it has to have a tag in NSX.
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John Statt
Senior Solutions Architect at SMP
It does have capabilities of micro-segmenting a network, being able to create smaller segments of various types of applications separated by various tiers.
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Todd Gould
Solutions Architect at IronBow Technologies
It's very important for them to have small footprints and have as much services in their servers, as possible.
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Consudee5
Consultant with 51-200 employees
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.
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Luke Kesselring
EVS Engineer 3 at Cabela's
To be able to do the DR and SRM migrations from datacenter to datacenter, we're able to do them with SRM with VXLAN, with the NSX product.
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Denis FERRAND
Head of EMEA Strategic Alliances at Arrow Electronics, Inc
Their technical support is good. It's a complex solution and they're there to help with anything that comes up.
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VMware NSX Cons

Andres Hurtado
Director with 51-200 employees
The engineering team has room for improvement. They should have have more of a Knowledge Base about different case studies and should develop more advanced features. These kinds of improvements will change the way things get done.
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Technolo19ac
Technology Manager
I would like them to make integration with other vendors easier.
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MichaelGonzalez
VMware NSX Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It still needs to grow. There are still some features that it doesn't do, like it doesn't do multicasting.
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Paul Walsh
VMware Administrator at Ryanair
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.
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Adam Lowles
Information Security Manager at Anana LTD
I would like to have automating reporting built into common service management platforms, such as JIRA, Serviceaide, and ServiceNow.
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John Statt
Senior Solutions Architect at SMP
I think that one of the more important things to see better integrated into the NSX product would be an IDS/IPS type solution.
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Todd Gould
Solutions Architect at IronBow Technologies
Going through and getting more features sets from the routing protocols is definitely necessary for the future.
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Consudee5
Consultant with 51-200 employees
It takes time to do the initial setup. It is a bit slow, which is surprising.
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Luke Kesselring
EVS Engineer 3 at Cabela's
Just being more knowledgeable about the different functions.
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Denis FERRAND
Head of EMEA Strategic Alliances at Arrow Electronics, Inc
It's not channel-friendly because it's very complex. VMware wants to be very involved because they don't want the partner to mislead an end user with that state of the art technology.
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