NSX Cloud integrates the NSX-T Data Center core components with your public cloud to provide network and security across your implementations.

Figure 1. NSX Cloud Architecture
This image depitcts the technical architecture of NSX Cloud.

Core Components

The core NSX Cloud components are:

  • NSX Manager for the management plane with policy-based routing, role-based access control (RBAC), control plane and runtime states defined.

  • Cloud Service Manager (CSM) for integration with NSX Manager to provide public cloud-specific information to the management plane.

  • Public Cloud Gateway (PCG) for connectivity to the NSX management and control planes, NSX Edge gateway services, and for API-based communications with the public cloud entities.

  • NSX Tools functionality that provides NSX-managed datapath for workload VMs.