What is VMware SD-WAN?
VMware SD-WAN is an SD-WAN solution that offers flexible and cloud-delivered solution for enterprise-grade performance, security, visibility and control over public and private networks.
At its core, Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) involves the use of software-based network technologies to virtualize Wide Area Network or WAN connections. SD-WAN improves user experiences as it optimises traffic over multiple available connections.
It offers many benefits which include:
– Enhances network agility
– Ease of deployment
– Central management and control
– Data segmentation
– Cost reduction
VMware SD-WAN as one true SD-WAN Solution
VMware SD-WAN delivers fully virtualise and centralised management as well as dynamic orchestration.
It has been named as Gartner Leader vision in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure for four consecutive years.
With VMware SD-WAN which is designed for reliability, resiliency and security, users are assured with high performance, reliable branch access to cloud service, private data centers and SaaS-based enterprise applications.
VMWare SD-WAN Overview
The components in VMWare SD-WAN include:
1. VMWare SD-WAN Gateway
VMWare SD-WAN Gateway system is deployed globally at the top tier cloud data center to offer scalability and on-demand flexibility. This component gives all applications, branches and data centers with optimised data path as well as the ability to provide network services from the cloud.
2. VMware SD-WAN Edge
VMware SD-WAN Edge is zero-touch enterprise-class appliance that provides private, public and hybrid application with secure and optimum connectivity. This component in hosting virtual network function (VNF) services.
3. VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator
VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator allows one-click provisioning of virtual services either in the branch, the cloud or the enterprise data center. This component not only orchestrate data flow through cloud network but also offers centralised enterprise-wide installation as well as configuration and real-time monitoring.
Benefits of VMware SD-WAN:
- Enables Migration To the Cloud / Speeds up cloud adoption
- Simplified WAN Operations
- End-to-End Virtual Services Platform
- Maximise apps operations
- Robust edge security
- Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)
VMWare SD-WAN integration:
- VMware SASE platform works with VMware SD-WAN of in the amalgamation of network and cloud security.
- VMware secure Access combines VMware SD-WAN and VMWare Workspace ONE to offer Zero-trust as a service.
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