Original posting of this blog can be found on Mist’s website here.

Running a network is no longer limited to solely keeping business processes up and running. It’s about finding new and creative ways to use technology to deliver engaging experiences for customers and about making an impact on the business, by greatly simplifying everyday operations. As VeloCloud, now part of VMware continues to enable digital transformation, our customers expect more from their SD-WAN solution. With a 360° approach to innovation, we are solving customers pain points, by being at the heart of their network from the branch and edge to the datacenter and cloud. We are expanding our scope to encompass connectivity to the users and WLAN.

We are excited to announce a new partnership between Mist and VeloCloud, now part of VMware. Mist has integrated its AI-driven WLAN with VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud.  Using the two products together, IT administrators gain end-to-end visibility and insight into user, application, and network performance for LAN and WAN. In addition, they can leverage AI to automate key tasks, such as even correlation and anomaly detection, for fast and easy fault isolation and remediation, trend detection, and predictive recommendations to avoid problems before they occur.  Finally, open APIs across the platforms enable key data to be easily shared between systems (and with other systems) for a fully programmable platform upon which IT administrators can create custom workflows and other automated procedures.

Below are advantages of the joint Mist / VeloCloud solution:

  • Application performance assurance from WLAN to WAN to cloud
  • AI-driven operations for improved efficiency and cost savings
  • Simplicity and SaaS agility by leveraging a modern cloud with open APIs

By working together, Mist and VMware are delivering a seamless WLAN/WAN experience for network users.  And best of all, this occurs using best-of-breed products – i.e. no more vendor lock in.

We are looking forward to the joint innovation between Mist and VeloCloud, now part of VMware, and have taken the first steps in the journey towards a unified and automated network environment.

To learn more, check out our joint solution sheet and webinar, and if you are VMworld in Las Vegas this year, attend a very informative session: Introduction to NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud: Enabling the WAN Digital Transformation (BRE2129BU), on August 27, 2018 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm for a live demo of the joint solution.