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The unpredictable behavior of the Internet can hinder the high quality of experience Unified Communications (UC) demanded by enterprises today. The ideal WAN solution needs to enable enterprises to utilize lower cost Internet bandwidth and at the same time provide consistent UC quality of experience expected by the enterprise.  

VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ enables enterprises to achieve the best Unified Communications QoS by providing ease of network configuration and control of network characteristics that affect UC performance. TMC, a global, integrated media company, has recognized VeloCloud, now part of VMware as demonstrating innovation, unique features, and noteworthy developments in UC by naming the VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud platform as a winner of the 2018 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award. 

NSX SD-WAN supports UC by providing: 

Application Recognition and Smart Business Policies 

Built in application recognition and smart default identifies UC traffic flows and provides proper treatment including bandwidth management, traffic steering, and link conditioning. Customers benefit from easy deployment and quick rollout of new UC applications and gain full visibility into traffic and network characteristics that may impact UC applications. 

Dynamic Application Steering 

Constantly monitor all available links for conditions that will affect UC performance and make sub-second routing decision to steer UC traffic on packet-by-packet basis. Customers benefit from consistent UC performance over any type of connectivity — broadband or hybrid WAN. 

On Demand Link Conditioning 

Applying link-conditioning technique to provide up to full packet replication to mitigate the effect of packet loss or reduce the effect of jitter. Customers benefit from consistent UC performance over any type of connectivity — ordinary broadband or hybrid WAN. 

Winners of the 2018 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award were  announced via a press release and highlighted in INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine online.