Introduction to VMware NSX 6.4 network virtualization

VMware NSX network virtualization is part of the software-defined data center that offers cloud computing on VMware virtualization technologies.

With VMware NSX, virtual networks are programmatically provisioned and managed independently of the underlying hardware. VMware NSX reproduces the entire network model in software, enabling a network topology to be created and provisioned in seconds. Network virtualization abstracts Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing operations from the underlying hardware, similar to what server virtualization does for processing power and operating systems.