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What is SD-WAN

Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) simplifies branch office networking and optimizes application performance over Internet and hybrid WAN. SD-WAN has its roots in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), which decouples network software services from the underlying hardware. Software-Defined WAN solutions by VMware help provide the consistent and pervasive connectivity that is characteristic of a Virtual Cloud Network.


Branch Network Challenges

Expensive Bandwidth

Increasing bandwidth to existing and new branch offices is expensive and time-consuming.

 

Branch Complexity

Numerous single-function devices in the branch with siloed management need multiple “truck rolls” to deploy, monitor and troubleshoot.


Rigid Architecture

Branch WAN traffic hair-pinning through the data center degrades cloud application performance. Provisioning new applications for the branch requires reconfiguration and is IT-intensive.


SD-WAN Products

VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud®

VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud® provides bandwidth expansion as well as direct access to enterprise and cloud applications, and data. It also enables virtual services insertion in the cloud and on premises — while dramatically improving operational automation. VMware SD-WAN includes a distributed network of gateways, a cloud-based orchestrator and a branch platform, and VMware SD-WAN Edges.


Deploy VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ in 2 minutes!

Deploy your branch office WAN in minutes with VMware SD-WAN. Receive your VMware SD-WAN Edge, plug in, and authenticate — your branch is up and running without IT involvement on site.


What SD-WAN Does

Enables Bandwidth Expansion

SD-WAN increases bandwidth economically by aggregating WAN circuits of any type, providing faster response even for single application flows.



Provides Optimal Connectivity

Data plane function and orchestration are delivered in the cloud to provide direct and optimized access to cloud as well as on-premises resources.



Supports Virtual Services

The SD-WAN platform can host multiple virtualized network functions to eliminate single-function appliances and reduce branch IT complexity.



Automates Branch Deployments

You can deploy a branch in minutes with VMware SD-WAN Edge activation from the cloud. Automatic WAN circuit discovery and monitoring eliminates link-by-link and branch-by-branch configuration.


SD-WAN Features

Performance and Reliability

Deliver hybrid WAN with high performance reliability, transport, and provider flexibility to assure optimal performance even for demanding applications, such as voice and video.


Virtual Service Platform

Reduce the branch office footprint with a single click. VMware SD-WAN enables seamless insertion and chaining of virtualized services on-premises and in the cloud.


Cloud Network

Eliminate data center backhaul penalties with a cloud-ready network to provide an optimized direct path to public and private enterprise clouds.



Automation and Orchestration

Centralized monitoring, visibility and cloud control enable zero-touch branch deployment while delivering automatic business policy and firmware updates, link performance, and capacity measurements.


SD-WAN Benefits

Simplify Your Branch Network

Provision branch offices faster with automated zero-touch deployment, easy configuration, and centralized troubleshooting tools. Insert network services on the branch edge, in the cloud or in data centers.



Optimize Application Performance

Optimize application performance over hybrid or Internet links with direct, secure access to enterprise and cloud applications. SD-WAN provides consolidated monitoring and visibility across multiple WAN links and service providers.



Bring Agility to Your Branch

Enable multiple links, devices and services to coexist and interoperate with incumbent solutions. APIs enable integration into various management and reporting systems.




Reduce Costs

Deliver Hybrid WAN with ease and empower branch offices with ordinary broadband as enterprise-grade WAN. Reduce hardware-delivery costs with deployment options such as commercial VM devices, VMs on an existing x86-based router, or an SD-WAN Edge device.


Ready to Learn More

Secure and Reliable Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN

SD-WAN Gateways and Orchestrators enable optimized data paths.

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SD-WAN Simplified

 

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Solution Components

VMware SD-WAN Gateway

Gateways provide optimized data paths to all applications, branches, and data centers along with the ability to deliver network services from the cloud.

 

VMware SD-WAN Edge

Delivered as either a hardware appliance or virtual instance, VMware SD-WAN Edges provide security connectivity to private, public, and hybrid applications, as well as compute and virtualized services.

VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator

Enables one-click provisioning of virtual services in the branch, the cloud, or the enterprise data center.



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