VMware NSX Reviews

Filter by:Reset all filters
industry
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
rating
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Andres Hurtado
Real User
Director with 51-200 employees
Nov 29 2018

What is most valuable?

The easy integration and management are the two most valuable features. In regards to Layer 4 and 7 load balancing with a solution, for us, it's about the continuity. We look for different ways to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our customers can see how much easier having multiple integrations on a single dashboard can be for them. The speed and agility of the implementations is another way it has helped improve our clients'… more»

What needs improvement?

The engineering team has room for improvement. They should have more of a Knowledge Base about different case studies and should develop more advanced features. These kinds of improvements will change… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We based our decision to switch solutions on an analysis we did. We based this analysis on what we are missing and what the impact is of not having it.

What other advice do I have?

This solution has helped our clients save CapEx. The agility and speed of the implementation offer CapEx savings. It does and doesn't prolong software refresh. It does because there is better… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We look at different vendors for our customers. It depends on the compliance and regulations that are in the systems for every single company's requirements. Every company will have specific needs for… more»
Real User
Technology Manager
Dec 06 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features would be the easy management and the possibility of using our existing vSphere environment so that we don't need to purchase a new hardware… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The reusability of the objects for the switches has improved our client's organization. For example, if I do some sort of vMotion, there is no need to recreate the portal… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like them to make integration with other vendors easier.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It has saved us CapEx. They should adjust the license for NSX so that we can invest in the infrastructure or purchasing of new hardware. This solution is reasonably priced… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I'm involved in the decision making. My boss would say that it's time to advance the customer so we'll look into a solution. We were already a VMware-based customer so our… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight because of its ease of deployment. I'm a partner so this is what I mostly care about. Also because of the ease of scalability. If… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our customers usually compare NSX to Cisco ACI. The main issue is the underlying network that VMware does not provide visibility to. They chose NSX because they were… more»
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
365,820 professionals have used our research since 2012.
MichaelGonzalez
Real User
VMware NSX Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Oct 24 2017

What is most valuable?

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. We can just create all our networks right from the start. Whenever we want to spin something up, we just spin it up.

What needs improvement?

So far, what I've seen here at VMworld, it seems to be improving just the same line as everything else. It's going to expand, grow and grow and grow. It's going everywhere. It's not just going into "I'm using the V version of NSX," but it's going out to every environment. It's going out to all the clouds so that even if you have the V, you can also use the cloud part and put it into there, so it… more»

What other advice do I have?

In terms of criteria for selecting a vendor, it's a little of everything. It's the reputation that they have, but it's also more of the tech support, as well as the documentation that they have, because not everybody in their environment, as well as your own environment, knows everything. So you have to be able to look up stuff and have that knowledge to be able to do it, as well as allow them to… more»
Paul Walsh
Real User
VMware Administrator at Ryanair
Nov 28 2018

What is most valuable?

The microsegmentation is great, and the security team thinks it is great.

How has it helped my organization?

It makes our life easier as far as PCI and auditing are concerned. We have been audited over the last few years, which has brought up concerns and issues. The easiest resolution for this was to put… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We didn't have anything before. The solution was highlighted by audits, which is why we decided to put it in.

What other advice do I have?

If a colleague was to ask me if it was a good idea to go ahead and put it this solution in, I would say, "Straightaway." I wouldn't have any doubts.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We deal directly with Dell EMC and VMware via Dell. This solution was the only thing on our radar. We didn't even look at anything else.
Adam Lowles
Real User
Information Security Manager at Anana LTD
Nov 29 2018

What is most valuable?

Automation, because we're constantly onboarding massive customers. We have our own management system, which integrates nicely with NSX. Therefore, we've built an automation layer so we can deploy and completely secure new customers in a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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. Therefore, all the… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to have automating reporting built into common service management platforms, such as JIRA, Serviceaide, and ServiceNow.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We jumped onboard with NSX right when it started. VMware worked with us when we had issues or made suggestions to the point that we were invited as a partner to 2016 VM World, because we contributed so heavily into NSX. It has been nice to… more»

What other advice do I have?

Get it in your environment as soon as possible. Network segmentation is hard. A lot of businesses still use the traditional three-tier system, because it has been proven, but it isn't particularly robust or secure. Realistically, it's a… more»
John Statt
Real User
Senior Solutions Architect at SMP
Oct 09 2017

What is most valuable?

NSX is extremely invaluable from the standpoint of security. It does have capabilities of micro-segmenting a network, being able to create smaller segments of various types of applications separated by various tiers. However, what it's mostly important for is being able to actually set security policies right at the interfacing virtual machine, which we haven't had the ability to do in the past.

What needs improvement?

So the third-party marketplace is growing and growing for this product and being able to redirect traffic to them, to the third-party products in order to take advantage of those additional features, is wonderful. I think that one of the more important things to see better integrated into the NSX product would be an IDS/IPS type solution, which right now we're handing off to a third-party, which… more»

What other advice do I have?

I always have a hard time giving a ten to anything. I think everything needs improvement. So that's why I would give it a solid eight out of 10.
Todd Gould
Real User
Solutions Architect at IronBow Technologies
Oct 09 2017

What is most valuable?

I sell to a lot of customers in the DoD. NSX has really become part of their ecosystem, especially for the tactical customers in the DoD. It's very important for them to have small footprints and have as much services in their servers, as possible. NSX has fit this role really well for them.

What needs improvement?

* Going through and getting more features sets from the routing protocols is definitely necessary for the future. * Being able to properly manipulate BGP * Getting multiprotocol BGP into the stack * A little bit better redistribution As a CCIE, I like to have all my tool sets, and there are some things which NSX is missing right now. It's missing some more advanced features. As an engineer, we… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's very important for us to have good relationships with VMware from a reseller standpoint, and especially in the DoD, we have great reps. VMware is probably a 90% of the DoD networks. It's definitely not just reputation-wise, but they've been there for seven to eight years now and everybody knows that VMware is the enterprise solution for virtualization in the DoD.
Consultant
Consultant with 51-200 employees
Nov 27 2018

What is most valuable?

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 feature is the reason why everybody wants to implement NSX. It's just awesome. I was impressed by it when I saw it for… more»

How has it helped my organization?

After working for about 10 years as a consultant and always waiting for networking engineers to either attend meetings, then do the changes or be willing to do the changes that we need. NSX has improved the process.

What needs improvement?

We would like them to improve the deployment time. The management console also needs a bit of improvement.

What other advice do I have?

The solution is not complex. Though, you need to have some experience in networking, but just the basics that come when you work in the industry. However, if you've never worked with networking, start at the beginning, then NSX will come along easily. I recommend building your own lab and continue… more»
See 18 More VMware NSX Reviews

Articles

User Assessments By Topic About VMware NSX

Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
365,820 professionals have used our research since 2012.

VMware NSX Questions

What is VMware NSX?

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.
Also known as
VMware Nicira
VMware NSX customers
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
Read Archived Reviews
Sign Up with Email