VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud now available to Cloud Provider Partners through the Partner Connect Program
Starting June 1, 2020, VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud is now available for our Cloud Provider partners through the Partner Connect Program. VMware is now offering its SD-WAN solution, from VeloCloud acquisition, through its partner channel. VMware consolidated various partner programs into a single Partner Connect Program. VMware SD-WAN is available through both Resell and Cloud Provider tracks.
Within the Cloud Provider track of the Partner Connect Program, VMware SD-WAN solution is offered as Cloud Provider Model, a term-based subscription for both the software and hardware components. The Cloud Provider Model is differentiated from the Rental and MSP models with the SD-WAN solution software being offered as both VMware hosted and as a downloadable version for partners to run on their own premises. The SD-WAN hardware component is offered as both CapEx (single payment) and OpEx (multiple payments over the term of subscription) models for maximum flexibility. Please reach out to your regional VMware Cloud Provider sales professionals for more details.
VMware SD-WAN has been named a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure and placed furthest on Completeness of Vision. VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud® simplifies branch WAN networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today’s increasingly distributed enterprises. VMware SD-WAN includes a choice of public, private, or hybrid cloud network for enterprise-grade connection to cloud and enterprise applications; branch office enterprise appliances and optional data center appliances; software-defined control and automation; and virtual services delivery.
VMware SD-WAN for Cloud Providers:
Enterprises are moving toward a multi-cloud deployment. They started with moving their mission-critical workloads to Cloud/Service Provider (CP/SP) hosted cloud offerings. Then they are starting to consume more and more of their applications as SaaS offerings, such as Office365 and Oracle ERP/CRM clouds. Further, as the next step toward a true hybrid-IT model, enterprises are also consuming IaaS & PaaS offerings from public clouds, such as AWS and Azure. Figure 1 below shows such a hybrid-IT deployment with some popular SaaS services
As enterprises move more and more of their mission-critical workloads to Cloud/Service Provider cloud offerings, application availability, performance, and end-user experience has to match their on-prem deployments. Applications are being delivered from within Cloud Provider hosted cloud and public clouds (such as VMC on AWS) over the WAN/broadband network to enterprise users in branches. The WAN is increasingly becoming an increasingly important aspect of meeting application-level SLAs.
With these multi-cloud and cloud-native application trends, Enterprises face three challenges:
- Lower Application Performance and User Experience
- Higher WAN Complexity
- Slower Multi-Cloud Adoption
VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud addresses these challenges and allows Cloud Providers to offer SD-WAN managed solutions through both VMware hosted and Cloud Provider hosted models.
For more details, please see the following:
- To learn more about this offering please visit the VMware SD-WAN page on your Partner Connect Portal.
- Please see the vmLIVE we hosted on May 21, 2020, describing the transactional model for Partners through the Cloud Provider Model of the Partner Connect Program.
For pricing and ordering, please reach out to your regional VMware Cloud Provider BDM and/or SE.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions.