In late 2017, tech giant VMware purchased VeloCloud, which further strengthened and enhanced its market-leading position transitioning enterprises to a more software-defined future. The acquisition greatly built on the success of its leading VMware NSX virtualization platform, and expanded its portfolio to address branch transformation, security, end-to-end automation and application continuity from the data center to cloud edge.
Referred to as NSX SD-WAN, VeloCloud’s solution allows for flexible deployment and secure connectivity that easily scales to meet the demands of enterprises of all sizes―and they know about “all sizes.” VMware provides compute, mobility, cloud networking and security offerings to over 500,000 customers throughout the world.
NSX SD-WAN satisfies the following key WAN needs:
From a central location, through a single pane-of-glass, enterprises of all sizes can build out branches in―literally―a matter of minutes, and set policies that are automatically pushed out to branch SD-WAN routers. Save the costs of sending out a CCIE to the branch office Timbuktu or Bugtussle, and use the savings on other initiatives.
With cloud applications, BYOD, and the need to utilize the cellular or broadband transport of users’ choosing, security is, as well it should be, of the utmost importance. The robust NSX SD-WAN architecture secures data and traffic through a secure overlay of the type of transport, regardless of the service provider. Best of all, it returns the ability to manage security, control and compliance from a central location.
With the growing―and growing―use of cloud applications, the need to utilize less expensive bandwidth is critically important. NSX SD-WAN can aggregate circuits to offer more bandwidth and deliver optimal cloud application performance.
If your employees aren’t currently spending an inordinate amount of time in the cloud, they will be. NSX SD-WAN provides direct access to the cloud, bypassing the need by MPLS networks to first backhaul traffic to a data center, then to the cloud. With that comes latency and a less than satisfying cloud experience.
NSX SD-WAN―Architecture friendly
When you’ve got over a half million customers around the world, it’s imperative to provide a solution that takes into account the many architectures that have been deployed. Regardless of the type of SD-WAN required―whether Internet-only or a Hybrid solution utilizing an existing MPLS network―NSX SD-WAN can satisfy the need.
GDT’s team of expert SD-WAN solutions architects and engineers have implemented SD-WANs for some of the largest enterprises and service providers in the world. For more information about what SD-WAN can provide for your organization, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. They’d love to hear from you.