On NSX: Marketing and the Mid-Life Crisis

This is one of those things I’m not entirely supposed to say out loud given my $dayjob, but I’ve been watching the industry back-and-forth since VMworld with bemusement and more than a few eyerolls.

So I was at VMworld at the end of August, and basically it was NSXworld for me. I took in the keynotes, Casado’s Spotlight session, and assorted “SDDC architecture with NSX” pitches. And of course I’ve been following the subsequent online slapfest between assorted VMware and Cisco personalities.

Exceedingly dignified soldiers

What I took away from my survey of the NSX talks at VMworld was that the relationship of overlay and physical networks has been transmitted within VMware via the old game of Telephone.

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