Frost & Sullivan Applauds VMware for Global SD-WAN Market Leadership

Enterprises can now take advantage of the full benefits of SD-WAN

Frost & Sullivan recognized VMware with the 2018 Global Market Leadership Award for capturing the highest share of the SD-WAN market based on a recent analysis of the global software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) market by Frost & Sullivan.

VMware acquired VeloCloud in 2017 for its strong cloud-delivered SD-WAN solution and service provider partner network, and it retained the VeloCloud brand while bringing it into the VMware networking and security portfolio. VMware now offers VeloCloud SD-WAN as 'VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud,' featuring a multi-tenant, multi-segmented architecture with a network of globally distributed cloud gateways including within service provider and cloud provider networks.

"VMware markets its solution through partnerships with global service providers, system integrators and value-added resellers (VARs) for both DIY and managed service customer preferences. We believe VMware's ability to deliver its solutions via multiple sales channels is a great strength," said Roopa Honnachari, Industry director, Business Communication Services.

"The company differentiates itself through its cloud-based solution that boasts a broad set of integrated capabilities, which include network overlay control, dynamic path selection, application performance monitoring, application access control, network and app visibility, and virtual private network (VPN) services."

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud currently presents enterprises with the choice to deploy SD-WAN using a physical customer premises equipment (CPE) appliance, a virtual edge, or in the cloud. Leading service provider partners such as AT&T and Telstra have already begun to incorporate VMware SD-WAN as a virtual network function (VNF) on their uCPE. Frost & Sullivan market analysis reveals that 54 percent of the businesses wish to buy SD-WAN as a fully managed offering as opposed to a DIY solution.

Already an established name prior to its acquisition by VMware, VeloCloud, now part of VMware, gained additional brand strength and resources needed to scale globally following the acquisition. Enterprises can now take advantage of the full benefits of SD-WAN, extending the network from the datacenter to the cloud to the edge. Also, the VeloCloud Business Unit now has access to the broad network of VMware global partners and existing and potential customers are able to incorporate SD-WAN into their IT infrastructure seamlessly.

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