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VMware Brings NSX Network Virtualization into DevOps Realm

February 27, 2019 / MIKE VIZARD

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 conference, VMware moved to bring network virtualization into the realm of DevOps by adding support for a declarative programming model and JSON data formats to version 2.4 of NSX-T. In addition, VMware is making it possible to use the open source Ansible automation framework to deploy NSX-T.Finally, VMware is adding support for IPv6 as well as the ability to now extend microsegmentation all the way to Layer 7 of the application stack. Jonathan Morin, product marketing manager for NSX at VMware, said this release of NSX-T not only will become the dominant version of NSX for VMware in the enterprise, it also represents a concerted effort to make network virtualization directly accessible to both developers and IT operations teams alike. JSON support is critical from that perspective because it makes it easier to programmatically replicate the networking requirements and security controls attached to any class of applications.