E34 Nutanix Weekly: Nutanix Unleashes Flow Networking to Streamline Hybrid Cloud Connectivity

Nov 12, 2021

E34 – Nutanix Weekly:

Nutanix Unleashes Flow Networking to Streamline Hybrid Cloud Connectivity

Summary

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has come a long way since its inception in 2009 (check out MIT’s review on this). Today, SDN is poised to become the de facto control and management solution for networks everywhere. This trend toward SDN has been accelerated through the exponential digital transformation of the pandemic with customers now looking to hybrid multi-cloud for answers.

Nutanix’s SDN journey chartered a new path in 2018 with SDN, launching Nutanix® Flow Security with Microsegmentation then quickly followed with a robust ID Based Firewall and Security Planning solution. These were the first pillars of our SDN vision.

Fast-following Flow Security, Nutanix implemented the second key pillar of SDN: Network Virtualization, or as Nutanix calls it, Flow Networking™.

First introduced to provide secure multi-tenant network virtualization in Nutanix’s managed Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (or DRaaS) offering, Flow Networking quickly evolved for on-premise Nutanix customers, becoming available for Early Access following its announcement soon after .NEXT 2020.

Host: Harvey Green
Co-Host: Jirah Cox
Co-Host: Andy Whiteside