We are proud to announce that VMware SD-WAN™ has won a 2021 Tech Innovator Award, given by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company. This annual award honors innovative vendors in the IT channel across 47 different technology categories, in key areas, spanning cloud, storage, networking, and security.
CRN editors evaluated VMware SD-WAN against hundreds of vendor products, across multiple criteria including uniqueness, key capabilities, technological ingenuity, and addressing customer needs.
VMware SD-WAN, a critical component of VMware SASE, affordably, reliably, and securely connects users anywhere to cloud service applications, providing deployment flexibility, operational simplicity through centralized management, improved performance, and scaling capabilities.
SD-WAN steers traffic over numerous available connections, providing users with optimal links. And if any connectivity issues arise, SD-WAN performs automatic remediation to ensure high-quality application performance. if connectivity issues occur, providing the best possible user experience.
“CRN’s annual Tech Innovator Awards acknowledge technology vendors that display their ongoing commitment to empowering and enabling end users, while also promoting continuous business growth for solution providers, with cutting-edge, purpose-built products and services. I’d like to personally congratulate each and every one of this year’s CRN Tech Innovator Award winners. We are proud to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are driving transformation and innovation in the IT space.” -Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company
Across industries, many IT teams are significantly pressured to simplify network operation and maintenance, boost network flexibility, centralize management and enhance app performance. Additionally, IT teams must contend with their outdated WANs, which are inefficient, costly to maintain, compound IT workloads and hinder app experiences for end-users.
What’s the solution? SD-WAN delivers numerous benefits for IT teams and end-users including:
- Simplified deployment: SD-WAN leverages automation and centralized provisioning to help IT teams expedite deployment and decreases the need to support remote sites with dedicated staff.
- Cost-effectiveness: SD-WAN enables teams to quickly, easily, and affordably deploy WAN services to support branch offices and end-users working from home.
- Visibility: With SD-WAN, teams have complete visibility of their network, harnessing comprehensive real-time analytics that provide actionable intelligence.
- Traffic steering: SD-WAN prioritizes traffic and dynamically adjusts traffic flows, adapting to evolving network conditions. By leveraging stronger links, end-users’ app experience greatly improves.