As applications and data continue to be distributed more broadly from the data center to the edge, customers are increasingly relying on software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) versus traditional networking for flexible, secure connectivity.  It’s for this reason that I am pleased to share that we officially closed our acquisition of VeloCloud Networks today, bringing their industry-leading, cloud-delivered SD-WAN solution to our growing software-based networking portfolio. The acquisition of VeloCloud significantly advances our strategy of enabling customers to run, manage, connect and secure any application on any cloud to any device.

VMware NSX was a game changer in the industry, and it has become the industry-leading implementation of network virtualization. Customers choose NSX because it delivers network and security services closest to the application. By adding VeloCloud’s SD-WAN solutions to our portfolio, we are extending our value in the enterprise and increasing our relevance with service providers by offering end-to-end automation, application continuity and security from data center to cloud edge. VeloCloud will bring the same properties to the wide-area network with an SD-WAN solution that provides full visibility, metrics, control and automation of all endpoints, resulting in better performance and availability for enterprise and cloud applications.

If you are a business that needs to securely support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch and end-point implementations while delivering high-performance, reliable access to cloud services, private data centers and SaaS-based enterprise applications, I encourage you to reach out to your VMware representative to learn more about our new SD-WAN solution.

And service provider partners, including those currently using the VeloCloud SD-WAN solution, talk with us about how together we can help you increase competitiveness and service innovation. With VeloCloud, we can help you by delivering elastic transport, performance for cloud applications and a software-defined edge that can orchestrate multiple services to meet your customers’ needs.

Beginning immediately, you now have access to a proven SD-WAN solution from VMware, and I encourage you to reach out to your VMware rep to start learning how VMware’s Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN can start paying immediate dividends to your business.

Jeff Jennings
SVP and GM, Networking and Security Business Unit