What is SD-WAN?

Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) simplifies branch office networking and optimizes application performance over Internet and hybrid WAN. SD-WAN has its roots in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), which decouples network software services from the underlying hardware. Software-Defined WAN solutions by VMware help provide the consistent and pervasive connectivity that is characteristic of a Virtual Cloud Network.

6 SD-WAN Trends at a Glance

6 SD-WAN Trends at a Glance

What is a Virtual Cloud Network?

VMware is Leading the Industry

VMware is named a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant on WAN Edge Infrastructure.

Branch Network Challenges

Expensive Bandwidth

Increasing bandwidth to existing and new branch offices is expensive and time-consuming.

Branch Complexity

Numerous single-function devices in the branch with siloed management need multiple “truck rolls” to deploy, monitor and troubleshoot.

Rigid Architecture

Branch WAN traffic hair-pinning through the data center degrades cloud application performance. Provisioning new applications for the branch requires reconfiguration and is IT-intensive.


Simplify Your Branch Network

Provision branch offices faster with automated zero-touch deployment, easy configuration, and centralized troubleshooting tools. Insert network services on the branch edge, in the cloud or in data centers.

Bring Agility to Your Branch

Enable multiple links, devices and services to coexist and interoperate with incumbent solutions. APIs enable integration into various management and reporting systems.

Optimize Application Performance

Optimize application performance over hybrid or Internet links with direct, secure access to enterprise and cloud applications. SD-WAN provides consolidated monitoring and visibility across multiple WAN links and service providers.

Reduce Costs

Deliver Hybrid WAN with ease and empower branch offices with ordinary broadband as enterprise-grade WAN. Reduce hardware-delivery costs with deployment options such as commercial VM devices, VMs on an existing x86-based router, or an SD-WAN Edge device.


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.

The SD-WAN Is a Business Imperative  

This analyst white paper explains why evolving the WAN must be a top priority.

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.