Award SD-WAN

VeloCloud Now Part of VMware Wins the 2018 Leading Lights Award for Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy

VeloCloud Now Part of VMware has been named the winner in the Light Reading 2018 Leading Lights Awards for “Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy (Vendor).” This award recognizes the technology vendor that has devised the most innovative software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) product/platform strategy during the past year.

VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud (formerly known as VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN) delivers a best-in-class Enterprise and Service Provider SD-WAN overlay network that is hardware and infrastructure agnostic producing exceptional performance, security and reliability over private and public networks for cloud and on-premises applications globally.  NSX SD-WAN is both a stand-alone solution and a core component of the Virtual Cloud Network vision, enabling organizations to create a complete end-to-end software-based digital fabric for connecting and securing applications and data across the entire network in our hyper-distributed world.

This award reflects our continuous innovation and reinforces our strategic vision to transform the networking industry by enabling secure, simplified, self-learning, context-aware application performance combined with intelligent routing, zero touch operations and advanced service insertion.  These capabilities are essential for laying the foundation for the incorporation of artificial intelligence, machine learning and creating a high-performance environment for data types such as IoT, 6LowPAN, BLE, and Zigbee.

“The quality and number of submissions we received this year across all of our categories, was testament to the innovation that underpins developments in the global communications industry and once again showed how seriously the industry takes this awards program,” said Light Reading International Group Editor Ray Le Maistre. “The winners, and all of the finalists, can be proud of their achievements. Congratulations to all!”

Now in its 14th year, Leading Lights is the communications industry’s leading awards program, recognizing top companies and executives for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies and innovations. The Leading Lights winners were announced at an awards dinner at Brazos Hall in Austin, Texas, on Monday, May 14, on the eve of the Big Communications Event.

A complete list of all of the 2018 Leading Lights awards winners can be found here:

Judging was conducted by Light Reading’s editors and the analyst team from Heavy Reading (


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