By Sanjay Uppal, senior vice president and general manager, service provider and edge,VMware
April 5, 2021
The technology industry is at a historic inflection point. Many groundbreaking technologies are converging to deliver on the promise of digital transformation:
These technologies are transforming how communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises alike deliver apps and services to their customers and end users. At the same time, the global workforce is becoming truly distributed. Organizations must reimagine infrastructure and systems to support employees as they work from anywhere.
To help customers and partners navigate these waters, we’re bringing the following teams into the new VMware Service Provider and Edge Business Unit (SEBU).
The VMware Service Provider Team
This team focuses on helping CSPs modernize their networks across the core, edge and radio area network (RAN). This is made possible by the VMware Telco Cloud portfolio. The portfolio enables CSPs to run, manage and deliver network functions—including virtualized and containerized network functions—on a software stack that is agile, performant and secure.
The VMware SASE Team
This team focuses on delivering a secure access service edge (SASE) platform for businesses of all sizes. The VMware SASE Platform delivers networking and security services out to the edge more efficiently and securely through VMware SASE points of presence (PoPs). These PoPs are valuable assets for delivering cloud networking and cloud security services (SD-WAN, secure access, cloud web security, cloud firewall and edge network intelligence). It’s also the platform for delivering distributed edge computing. VMware SASE enables CSPs to monetize their networks while serving the needs of their enterprise, SMB and prosumer customers.
The VMware Edge Computing Team
This team focuses on bringing technologies from across the VMware portfolio together to develop an edge computing platform for businesses. As computing gets decentralized for the next generation of modern applications, this platform will provide the performance, manageability and security services for edge-native applications. 5G networks, Containers-as-a-Service and SASE provide the underpinnings for this new crop of applications. CSPs are particularly suited to deliver the overlay and network services at the edge.
VMware and its SEBU team are uniquely positioned to help business customers accelerate their digital transformation, while enabling CSPs to both modernize their networks and monetize the services that run on them. I’m honored and excited to lead a team that is stacked with some of the industry’s best minds. The opportunity is great, and the team is ready. Let’s get to work.