SD-WAN Made its Mark on VMworld Europe 2019 – A Recap

SD-WAN definitely made its mark in Barcelona last week at VMworld 2019 Europe! The show was a tremendous success and we’d like to thank all of our customers and partners for the continued support as we continue to extend our reach. We couldn’t be the leaders in the SD-WAN space without our extended VeloCloud family.   

If you were unable to attend VMworld Europe, not to worry, we’ve curated the highlights from the event for you, including where to go to get up to speed on our flurry of activities. Read on to learn more about: 

  • Press announcements 
  • Session recordings 
  • A customer testimonial from Michelin 
  • Book success–SD-WAN 1:1: The What, Why, and How (order your copy today!) 
  • Hands-on Labs (HOLs) 
  • Network Edge Zone 

Press Announcements 

We made three significant innovation-driven announcements last week, each highlighting different aspects of our technology and ecosystem relationships.  

Session Recordings  

The VMware SD-WAN team put together a wide array of content to share with audiences, from an introduction to Network Edge to the integration between VMware SD-WAN and vRNI. Click on any of the following session codes to view the presentation from the comfort of your computer.  

  • Easy Peasy: Answers for Your Common SD-WAN Adoption Questions – NEDG2608BE 
  • A SD-WAN Customer Story: Solution Selection to Deployment NEDG2600BE 
  • Match Made in Heaven: SD-WAN for Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, VMware Multi-Cloud   NEDG2617BE 
  • Dell IT: Our Software-Defined Journey – Implementing VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud  NEDG3480BU 
  • Breaking with Tradition: How VMware IT Transformed its WAN with VMware SD-WAN  NEDG1085BE 
  • Network Edge: The New Frontier for EUC, IoT, 5G and Beyond NEDG2605BE 
  • Simplifying Operations by Advancing Your Network with VMware SD-WAN  CODE1992U 
  • SD-WAN and Security: A Two-Pronged Approach to A Strategic Network Edge  NEDG2596BE 
  • Consuming Cloud Provider SD-WAN Services NEDG1333BE 
  • Extending vRealize Network Insight Capabilities with VMware SD-WAN  NEDG2613BE 
  • SD-WAN Use Cases: Hybrid WAN, Cloud Shift, Security, and More  NEDG2579BE 
  • Know, Understand, Execute: Network Monitoring and Analytics with SD-WAN  NEDG2576BE 


Customer Testimonial from Michelin 

Customers who use our solution love it, and we were honored that Paulina Flament, Global Network Director of Information Technology at Michelin, spoke so highly of their usage of VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud® on stage with our own Sanjay Poonen. Check out her video here:  



Book Success – SD-WAN 1:1: The What, Why, and How 

In September 2019, we published the first SD-WAN book of its kind, “SD-WAN 1:1: The What, Why, and How,” a book written based on the in-the-field experience of 13 of our most seasoned systems engineers. It was sold on-site in the VMworld Bookstore and was the #1 most purchased book! (Get your copy on Amazon today!) 

We also hosted a 30-minute book signing session in the VMworld booth where seven of the 13 authors were in attendance. We signed and gave away 128 books, the most of any signing at either VMworld US or VMworld Europe.  


SD-WAN Hands-on Lab (HOL) 

HOLs are a great way to get your hands dirty with a technology and experience firsthand, how it works. At VMworld, we hosted 69 individuals who tried out our three available labs (listed below). If you’d like to check out any of these labs, click here and then search for the following two labs (FYI- a lightening lab will be available in December): 

  • HOL-2040-01-NET – VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud – Getting Started 
  • HOL-2039-01-NET – Building Managed Services with VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud 

Network Edge Zone 

We introduced the Network Edge Zone at VMworld Europe, a location on the expo floor where customers, prospects, and partners could come to learn more about VMware SD-WAN. In the zone, we hosted meetings, socialized with ice cream, and set up a photo booth that let everyone express their love of SD-WAN. We hosted over 1,110 visitors in this section alone, demonstrating that SD-WAN continues to be screaming hot! 


If you’d like to learn more about SD-WAN and how it can help your business, please reach out to us. We’d enjoy hearing from you.  


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