VMware NSX Cloud
Deliver consistent networking and security for your applications running natively in public clouds with NSX Cloud
At A Glance
VMware NSX Cloud™ delivers consistent networking and security for applications running natively in the public cloud. NSX Cloud uses the same management plane and control plane as VMware NSX® Data Center, enabling a single networking and security solution from the private data center to the public cloud.
A Network Built for Cloud Principles
VMware NSX Cloud delivers networking and security for your applications running natively in public clouds. Together with the VMware NSX family, VMware NSX Cloud enables a virtual cloud network, a software-defined approach to networking that extends across data centers, clouds, endpoints and things
Leverage Hybrid Cloud Networking & Security Solutions
Enjoy intrinsic security policies globally and precise control across virtual networks, regions, and clouds. NSX Cloud currently supports Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS, including Azure Government and AWS GovCloud (US) regions.
Unify Your Policy Management
Enjoy centralized policy management and granular micro-segmentation across your on-premises and public clouds — including virtual desktops deployed by VMware Horizon Cloud on Azure.
Harness Deployment Flexibility
Manage both the security posture and networking of public cloud workloads using either NSX constructs or native public cloud constructs.
See Everything from a Single Interface
Ensure the health and compliance of applications across data centers and clouds by enabling end-to-end visibility of networking and security from a single pane of glass.
Make Use of Tools You Already Know
Save on total cost of ownership compared to traditional, distributed on-premises infrastructure thanks to efficient infrastructure, operations, resource utilization and on-demand consumption options.
NSX Enforced Mode
Use NSX tools for consistent security and networking policy enforcement across on-premises and native public cloud workloads.
Cloud Enforced Mode
Use a public cloud provider’s security and networking constructs for consistent security and networking policy enforcement across on-premises and native public cloud workloads.
Rich Abstraction for Security Policy Definition
Define security groups and rules based on rich policy constructs, such as instance name, OS type, Amazon Machine Image (AMI) ID, and userdefined tags.
Discovery and Protection of Native Public Cloud Service Endpoints
Enable discovery and protection of native public cloud service endpoints in addition to virtual machines (VMs) and Amazon EC2 instances.
Multi-cloud, Multi-site Networking and Security
Bring networking and security capabilities to endpoints across multiple clouds and, by integrating with NSX Data Center, enable networking and security management across clouds and data center sites.
L7 Distributed Firewall
Gain control over east-west traffic between application workloads running natively in public clouds with stateful firewalling up to Layer 7 (application identification and distributed FQDN allowlisting). This enables the enforcement of security policies to VMs as well as native services in public clouds.
Use Cases and Benefits:
Secure Your Apps with L2-L7 Micro-segmentation: Easily enforce security policies up to Layer 7— application identification and distributed FQDN allowlisting — not just to VMs, but also to native services in public clouds. Micro-segmentation policies automatically follow the workload when moved within or across clouds.
Enjoy Consistent Policies Across Clouds: Transform your application security management with globally consistent policies. Define policies once and apply them to workloads anywhere. With NSX Cloud, security policies are dynamically applied based on workload attributes and user-defined tags.
Common networking and security, across public clouds such as AWS and Azure, significantly improves scalability, control and visibility—with lower OpEx:
- Deployment flexibility using NSX constructs or native public cloud constructs
- Simple scalability across virtual networks, availability zones, regions and public clouds
- Precise control of security and networking services brings protection and standardization to applications
- End-to-end visibility of networking and security ensures the health and compliance of applications in public clouds
Download the NSX Cloud Datasheet (PDF).