You can deploy applications in a secure and micro-segmented virtual network (VNET) with just a few clicks. ThinkAgile CP allows application instances to migrate seamlessly among compute nodes without changing their networking configurations and makes networks as easy to manage as compute and storage, leading to true datacenter agility. Each VNET supports network function virtualization services, such as firewalls and DHCP.

VNETs can stretch across multiple migration zones. If the migration zones are located on a single stack, VNETs operate at line rates. In situations where the migration zones span multiple stacks, traffic between instances running in those migration zones is encapsulated, which enables you to start instances in a disaster recovery (DR) location without changing IP settings.

When you create a VNET, the ThinkAgile CP Cloud Controller management console manages all DHCP and firewall services via an auto-deployed application instance called the network function virtualization (NFV) or NFV instance. There is one NFV instance per VNET. This NFV instance acts like any application instance in your cloud infrastructure. It resides in a virtual datacenter and consumes migration zone and storage pool resources. It uses the gateway IP address for your VNET. You can also choose to use your own custom NFV instances to deploy VNETs for capabilities like load balancing.

For more information about working with VNETs, see the following topic:

Manage VNETs and NFV instances