Why is VMware SD-WAN a Better Option?

Compared to a traditional WAN deployment, SD-WAN enables your enterprise to deploy your wide area networks 100 times faster with three times the cost savings. SD-WAN lets you make your branch office agile and efficient with virtualization and cloud.

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SD-WAN is a Business Necessity

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The Problem with Traditional WAN 

Traditional WAN design is based on multiple devices stacked in the branch office with siloed management and disparate WAN links connecting them.

Expensive Bandwidth

Limited bandwidth of expensive private/MPLS circuits inhibits rollout and impacts performance of applications. At the same time, private/MPLS WAN redundancy is complex to deploy and manage.

Unpredictable Application Performance

Application traffic over Internet links lacks SLAs for predictable performance. Every change in the application quality of service requires manual changes across the branches and the data center.

Data Center Dependence

With no direct access to cloud resources from the branch with the archaic hub and spoke network design, the traffic is backhauled through the enterprise data center with heavy performance penalties.

Complex Infrastructure

Traditional WAN includes multitude of single-function devices and appliances connecting via different WAN links. This infrastructure sprawl causes complexity of branch IT management.

SD-WAN Makes Branch Networks Better 

Virtual WAN

Deliver a network overlay with multiple links from different service providers to form a unified pool of bandwidth. Provide superior performance and high availability for applications independent of the underlying transport links.

Simplified Branch Services

SD-WAN provides insertion of network services whether on the branch CPE, in the cloud, or in regional and enterprise data centers. Software-defined flexibility with automation and business-policy abstraction simplify complex configurations of traffic routing and policy definitions.

Cloud Optimized

Enterprise-grade performance is assured even when traffic is going to cloud applications. Incremental overlay design abstracts the software layer from the underlying hardware layer and the physical transport to make an elastic network.

Pay-as-You-Grow Model

With SD-WAN, you can deploy a wide area network on-premises or in the cloud. SD-WAN eases the services insertion with application-aware forwarding to enterprise data center or cloud. Cloud-based management enables pay-as-you-grow subscription model for cost efficiency.

Customers Are Saying 

"Most of our challenges from network visibility to performance to troubleshooting went away instantly."

--Dave Edwards, Director of IT, Triton

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"Our migration to SD-WAN has made life much easier for the IT staff."

--Manny Stergakis, Technical Architect, Brooks Brothers

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VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud provides bandwidth expansion as well as direct access to enterprise and cloud applications, and data. It also enables virtual services insertion in the cloud and on premises — while dramatically improving operational automation. VMware SD-WAN includes a distributed network of gateways, a cloud-based orchestrator and a branch platform, and VMware SD-WAN Edges.


Software-Defined WAN For Dummies  

This easy-to-read book gives you jargon-free best practices for SD-WAN.

Internet as an Enterprise-Class WAN?  

Watch our award-winning webinar to learn how SD-WAN can boost the Internet's reliability and performance.

Deploy Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN in 2 Minutes  

This short video shows you how it’s done.

Creating an RFI for SD-WAN  

Analyst and networking expert Dr. Jim Metzler walks through the process.