SD-WAN is emerging as the defacto standard for networks, enabling the digital transformation with support for cloud, apps, IoT, edge computing, and more. With a cloud-delivered architecture and simplicity of use, customers are adopting SD-WAN at an accelerated rate and enjoying the full benefits that the cloud and software defined technology offers. VMware and Dell EMC are enabling customers on SD-WAN and providing the ability to consume it in several ways.
Separately and in addition to that announcement Dell Technologies World, we’ve received numerous inquiries from customers asking if VMware SD-WAN is available on the Dell EMC Virtual Edge Platform (VEP). The answer is a simple ‘yes.’ In fact, Dell IT has deployed VMware SD-WAN on its Dell VEP4600s across 270 offices, serving campuses of up to 14,000 employees at its cost center and data center locations. Read the case study here.
And there’s more…
Dell has 20,000 sellers globally covering all verticals and can provide customers the flexibility to procure the same market-leading SD-WAN solution from Dell and its partners as well as from VMware. Dell’s ‘Virtual Edge Platform,’ (VEP), is an open uCPE type platform for WAN edge NFV and Edge Compute.
Digital Transformation and Cloud On-Ramp
Why is this significant? VMware SD-WAN combines the economics and flexibility of a hybrid WAN with the deployment speed and low maintenance of a cloud-based service. It includes policy-based network-wide application performance, visibility and control while dramatically simplifying the WAN by delivering virtualized services from the cloud to branch offices.
With this platform, Dell Technologies Consulting Services is also debuting three new services for customers: Advisory, Design and Implementation. Dell Technologies experts act as advisors to help customers plan, customize and properly scale the platform, providing a foundation for successful deployment and management of modernized virtual network functions.
What does this mean for the user?
- Easy branch router replacement
- Optimized application performance
- Simplified branch network and agility
- Superior Quality of Service (QoS) and reliability
- Automation, orchestration, and visibility
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