The VMware NSX network virtualization platform provides a programmatic and mobile virtual network, deployed on top of any general purpose IP network hardware. The VMware NSX platform combines Nicira NVP and VMware vCloud Network and Security (vCNS) into one platform. VMware NSX exposes a suite of simplified virtual networking elements and services including virtual switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, QoS, monitoring, and security; arranged in any topology with isolation and multi-tenancy through programmable APIs -- deployed on top of any physical IP network fabric, resident with any compute hypervisor, connecting to any external network, and consumed by any cloud management platform (e.g. vCloud, OpenStack, CloudStack). NSX is scheduled to become available in the fourth quarter of this year.