We changed our name from IT Central Station: Here's why

Cumulus Networks vs VMware NSX comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Cumulus Networks Logo
1,885 views|1,533 comparisons
VMware NSX Logo
22,192 views|15,552 comparisons
Featured Review
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pricing and Cost Advice
Information Not Available
  • "The licensing fees are expensive and we pay on a yearly basis."
  • "It is an expensive product, but cheaper than some competing solutions."
  • "The price of this product is too high."
  • "This solution requires a licence."
  • "VMware NSX is expensive and everything is licensed. We have to pay for each individual feature."
  • "The price is based on the virtual desktop infrastructure(VDI) side and also is dependant on the size of the environment. The price is expensive and it could attract more purchasers in smaller organisations if it was reduced."
  • "I was not involved in the purchase of the solution but I hear it is on the expensive side."
  • "There is a license required for this solution, we pay annually."
  • More VMware NSX Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions are best for your needs.
    563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Ask a question

    Earn 20 points

    Top Answer: 
    There are some very major differences between both the Products and to name a few. -Cisco ACI have physical network gear (9K Switches) where the Code runs in ACI Policy Mode & the UCS server where… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Once you know your way around the Cisco ecosystem, using Cisco ACI is not so difficult. It is a global product, so when you change one interface, changes are automatically reflected on every switch… more »
    Top Answer: 
    I really like the management dashboard, the tailor-made assurance, the telemetry, and the ease of integration with all other solutions of VMware, such as vSphere.
    Ranking
    Views
    1,885
    Comparisons
    1,533
    Reviews
    0
    Average Words per Review
    0
    Rating
    N/A
    1st
    Views
    22,192
    Comparisons
    15,552
    Reviews
    22
    Average Words per Review
    384
    Rating
    7.7
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    VMware Nicira
    Learn More
    Overview

    Cumulus Networks is leading the transformation of bringing web-scale networking to enterprise cloud. Our networking switching software, Cumulus Linux, is the only solution that allows you to affordably build and efficiently operate your network like the world’s largest data center operators — unlocking vertical network stacks.

    With Cumulus Linux, our customers can run their data center networks the way Google and Facebook have done for years, highly automated, without all the development time or expensive, specialized hardware.

    The network is a critical part of the data center that has traditionally been a bottleneck for rapid deployment of applications. We believe in completely transforming the industry by enabling a web-scale IT architectural approach that brings efficiency and flexibility to the network.

    VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). By bringing the operational model of a virtual machine to your data center network, you can transform the economics of network and security operations. NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to VMs with a policy-driven approach.
    Offer
    Learn more about Cumulus Networks
    Learn more about VMware NSX
    Sample Customers
    Perth Radiological Clinic, Medallia, Faithlife, Ooyala, NephoScale, DreamHost, SFMIX
    City of Avondale, Lumeta, Kroll Ontrack, Heartland Payment Systems, Baystate Heallth, Exostar, Tribune Media, iGATE, NTT Communications, Synergent, California Natural Resources Agency, Bloomington Public Schools, Columbia Sportswear, Join Experience S.A, Schuberg Philis
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Educational Organization6%
    Media Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Retailer19%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    No Data Available
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%

    Cumulus Networks is ranked 6th in Software Defined Networking (SDN) while VMware NSX is ranked 1st in Network Virtualization with 24 reviews. Cumulus Networks is rated 0.0, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "A flexible option for managing security, but setup is complex and documentation is lacking". Cumulus Networks is most compared with Pica8, Big Switch Networks, HPE SDN, Cisco SD-WAN and Juniper Contrail Networking, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow, Guardicore Centra and Cisco SD-WAN.

    We monitor all Software Defined Networking (SDN) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.