Our journey to NSX has been a road that our solution architect teams worked to identify how and what was the best fit within our Vandis business practice. We always put our clients’ needs at the top of any decision-making, and our choice to incorporate NSX into our security and networking required that our team test, validate, and stand behind this solution.
NSX is in a product category that is both complex, as it touches many things in the data center, and also high volume, because it is a key component of the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). NSX embeds networking and security functionality that is typically handled in hardware, directly into the hypervisor. The NSX network virtualization platform fundamentally transforms the data center’s network operational model like server virtualization did 10 years ago, and helps customers realize the full potential of an SDDC.
Take into consideration that NSX can:
- Allow users to move workloads seamlessly
- Cut network provisioning time
- Enable micro-segmentation for improved security
- Open the door to greater scalability
The importance of such a solution in today’s data center cannot be overstated, but it is also a prime example of where customers must work with the right partners in the ecosystem, as that approach of a total solution can ultimately make or break success. And usually, the significance of that expertise begins well before any technology implementation.
In this case, a good starting point is the vRealize Network Insight tool, which provides valuable information to clients who have otherwise been on the fence about NSX. This assessment offers a clear picture of a customer’s current network state, and where it needs to be, with the goal of greater security, performance, and availability. It brings to light weaknesses a business may not otherwise consider, and can give the visibility and actionable information needed for clients to make smart investment decisions as they move forward.
Keeping in mind the importance of a skilled partner guiding this process, VMware designed the Partner Professional Services Program. It designates partners who have demonstrated the qualifications to expertly handle the complexity and implementation of the NSX platform. It puts a spotlight on how a complete ecosystem approach can make a real business difference, well beyond IT.
Our Vandis team was recently selected as a PPSP partner, offering a proven track record of a strong security practice and related professional services, with experienced engineers and architects. When it comes to NSX, there’s definitely a new level of strength in the total package. To learn more please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.