Planned Release of NETLAB+ Virtual Edition

By Network Development Group

Network Development Group (NDG), is planning the release of a new version of NETLAB+, designed to run as a virtual appliance within the VMware vSphere environment. This new virtual edition of NETLAB+, NETLAB+ VE, marks a major change from the physical hardware version of NETLAB+ that has served hundreds of thousands of learners for the past 15 years.

To prepare for this change we are taking the following steps:

  • We will freeze new orders of the current hardware version of NETLAB+ starting June 15, 2016. We are freezing orders to assure that we are not asking customers to redeploy in a short-term window.
  • We will offer NETLAB+ VE as a beta release to our existing customers.
  • You will be offered the opportunity to run NETLAB+ VE in parallel with your existing NETLAB+ deployment for 12 months.
  • Access to a new NETLAB+ VE, hosted by NDG, will be available for client evaluation.

We know that many of you will be eager to try NETLAB+ VE. We want to reassure our current customers, those who have invested in NETLAB+ for many years and recent purchasers, that participation in the first transition phase is voluntary. Your current NETLAB+ system will continue to be supported by NDG.

We will provide additional information on this transition process as it becomes available. If you are interested in trying NETLAB+ VE when it becomes available, or have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact NDG.