You’ve been virtualizing servers for years, now virtualize your network.Vyatta’s virtual routers, virtual firewalls and VPNs allow you to build sophisticated networks within your virtualized environment.
Hypervisors such as ESX, Hyper-V, Xen/XenServer and KVM all come with a virtual switching fabric for connecting virtual machines. However, virtual switches can only create single domain, Layer 2 networks. Flat networks may be adequate for QA and development purposes, but production environments require more security and organization than vSwitches can provide. The Vyatta Network OS enables you to organize and control the traffic both within and between hypervisors.
With Vyatta you can virtualize network components that were traditionally hardware bound. This application-centric approach to networking allows for complete migration of routing, firewall, VPN, and more to virtual environments, ensuring that businesses can enforce the same security and compliance requirements of their physical network in next generation virtual environments.
Key Benefits of Vyatta and Network Virtualization
Complete Routing & Security: The Vyatta Network OS includes stateful firewall, IPSec and SSL-based VPN, web filtering, dynamic routing and underlying services like NAT, DHCP and more as IPv6 ready pre-packaged virtual machines.
Platform Independence: Vyatta Network OS allows for a single virtualized routing and security package to be installed on VMware, Xen, XenServer and Red Hat KVM virtualization hypervisors.
Elasticity / Scalability: Vyatta Network OS removes the limitations of box-bound network devices by offering the ability to scale performance, add users or add instances as in seconds and minutes, not hours, days or weeks.
Physical-to-Virtual Migration: Using the Vyatta Network OS enables simple, straightforward migration from physical networks to the virtual environment without network redesign or compromising existing security policies and compliance.
Open API: Vyatta’s RESTful Remote Access API easily integrates with any third party management, orchestration, or provisioning system to enable complete remote control of configuration, management and reporting.