When rolling out a new location, network connectivity happens in a matter of minutes and cloud-based business and security policies are instantly enforced for the new location. The wide reach of the cloud WAN combined with zero-touch deployment, orchestrated from a single point, brings a new location online and fully functional in minutes without a truck roll or onsite IT personnel.
Branch office connectivity has never been simpler. Some locations may have MPLS, some may only have broadband, some have 4G LTE, some have all of these. With a cloud WAN, it doesn’t matter. Links are automatically detected and bandwidth—real-time throughput, not just a passive SLA—measured, monitored, and used by virtualized traffic steering services. Applications are instantly identified and their traffic parsed and steered in the most economical way according to one-click, centrally controlled, business and security policies.
Branch office applications, traditionally implemented locally to optimize the user experience, are now increasingly resident in the cloud or being replaced by more modern and efficient cloud-based applications. Branch office personnel must have high-performance access not only to data center applications, but also to SaaS applications. A traditional WAN requires the management of hundreds or thousands of individual branch office configurations; the cloud WAN requires only managing the aggregate services, applications, and security they need.
Industry analyst Lee Doyle discusses why the cloud is the network and how enterprises are leveraging this to produce flexible networks that adapt to business needs.
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 Edge.