Once again it’s time to look back on the last year, see what happened in our industry, and try to make some predictions for the coming year. Let’s start by seeing how last year’s predictions fared. One of my main points last year was that 2015 would be a year of operationalization and production deployment of network virtualization. Indeed, 2015 saw hundreds of production deployments of network virtualization. As I write, over 200 customers are running VMware NSX in production data centers, with more being added every week. With the rapid uptake of network virtualization in production settings, our team made a big push on operational aspects of NSX. On the product side, NSX 6.2 shipped in August with a slew of new features focused on operations, such as traceflow and a centralized CLI. We also invested heavily in documenting the best practices for operationalizing NSX in production. By surveying some of our successful production customers, we developed a set of guidelines and best practices for network virtualization deployments, which we documented and presented at VMworld. Two observations stand out as we look at customer adoption of NSX in 2015. The first is the diversity of customers, in terms of both size and industry. This is an [...]
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