back to article VMware and Microsoft make up and get NSX-y together

Who do you trust to take you into the promised land of software-defined networking: a hardware company disaggregating its products as fast as it dares, or a software company trying to build a vast platform spanning any data centre, anywhere? That's the choice techies face because VMware has decided it's in the cloud networking …

  1. Nate Amsden

    224 million packets per second

    Doing what exactly? 1U 10G switches have been able to push a billion packets a second for about 10 years already. Today's 1U switches can push 2 billion+.

    software defined isn't everything, in the case of MS --

    Wonder if vmware will be able to tie into that kind of stuff on Azure.

  2. Terafirma-NZ

    Brochures can do anything. What matters is what the marketing department decides to make the $$ number.

    Knowing VMware something like "make this PO out to the value of annual turnover - $1.00"

    Me, I'm over in the group of customers told our E+ licenses would give us access to everything released in the future.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The road to confusion

    The simple fact is that a huge chunk of today's NSX-vSphere (now "NSX Data Center") sales is shelfware. VMware has a tremendous adoption problem, and nothing's more painful than trying to get a customer renew an ELA for features they've never used...

    If VMware wanted to improve adoption, they'd include NSX standard with vSphere Ent+.

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