Concerning security, Nutanix Acropolis Microsegmentation Services (AMS), which are integrated into the company’s cloud infrastructure stack, will inspect, monitor and govern communication flows between individual workloads to provide a more secure application environment. Application-specific policies will be defined within Nutanix Prism, giving IT teams a unified control plane to manage and secure communications between VMs, container-based applications and microservices running in a common environment.
In addition, Nutanix Acropolis provides simple and open APIs that allow for automated policy updates to top-of-rack (ToR) switches, application delivery controllers (ADCs) and firewalls based on application lifecycle events, providing Nutanix administrators a streamlined and automated application deployment workflow.
Network visualization and the initial set of APIs for network orchestration will be available by January 2017. The remaining capabilities are under development.
More information at the Nutanix blog