VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today showcased how VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud can help service providers’ customers achieve faster WAN deployments, lower costs and improve application and network performance compared to their existing WAN. VMware is at the forefront of helping service providers evolve their cloud and network service portfolios, create new revenue streams and accelerate their customers’ wide- area network (WAN) transformation.
VMware SD-WAN is a leader in the fast-growing SD-WAN segment, as measured by industry analysts. The solution has been chosen by thousands of customers spanning more than 175,000 branch office locations in more than 170 countries around the world. The service is available from a partner network that includes more than 500 partners globally, including system integrators, VARs, MSPs and more than 100 telecom service providers. These partners include Sprint, Windstream and CBTS.
HNTB is an American design firm with resources to architect, engineer and manage large construction projects across the U.S. and around the world. “HNTB was looking for a more flexible network connectivity solution when standing up remote offices and construction sites to support each new project, ranging from sports facilities and airports, to tunnels and bridges,” said Larry Cummings, director of technology operations at HNTB. “The faster we can get going onsite, and the more efficient we can be, the faster we can begin our projects. Working with Sprint, we identified VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud as an alternative to private networking for cost-effectively re-architecting our wide-area network architecture to support our over 100 U.S. offices and onsite locations. Sprint’s innovative approach, responsiveness and total commitment to our success, combined with the recommended VMware SD-WAN solution, has reduced set up time for new construction sites, reduced overall networking costs and improved application performance and users experience.”
ERIK’s is one of the Midwestern United States’ leading bike, ski and board retailers with stores across six states. “At ERIK’S we provide stores with access to a centrally managed database to enable the flow of sales, inventory and customer information from our outlets to headquarters,” said Tim Curtin, VP/Manager Information Systems, ERIK’s Bike Board Ski. “This architecture was strained as all our stores pulled sales data nightly from each site. We also had an aging telecom system that provided spotty voice services. We are committed to delivering the best customer service and required higher resiliency and more bandwidth for our inventory, sales and voice communication systems. Windstream Enterprise delivered a fully managed implementation of VMware SD-WAN at all store locations enabling a centralized platform to monitor network performance, provide higher resiliency, increase bandwidth and eliminate network outages. We selected Windstream Enterprise because to us, they were the most knowledgeable SD-WAN provider and had the footprint to support all of our locations with the ability to provision and manage third-party broadband providers.”
National Money Mart Company is a financial services company that provides check-cashing, payday loans, money orders, currency exchange, electronic bill payments, and money transfers. “Having a multi-national network means having to rely on multiple carriers because there is no one carrier that can cover our entire footprint,” said Krishna Chava, director of network and telecom, National Money Mart. “Managing this network was not only a challenge, but holding carriers accountable to poor network performance was impossible. VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud allowed us to create a reliable network over disparate connections, and ultimately hold our carriers responsible for meeting SLAs. For the first time, telcos had to earn our business every day because of the VMware SD-WAN overlays. Choosing CBTS as our service provider partner allowed National Money Mart to have the people and processes needed to make the progress we wanted. Their expertise in SD-WAN and their attention to detail during the project management phase allowed us to be non-intrusive to our retail stores while transforming our network.”
The VMware SD-WAN platform is helping service providers grow their businesses today, while setting them up for the cloud future of tomorrow.
VeloCloud, now part of VMware has been named a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure and placed furthest on Completeness of Vision. VeloCloud, now part of VMware simplifies branch WAN networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today’s increasingly distributed enterprises. VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud includes: a choice of public, private or hybrid cloud network for enterprise-grade connection to cloud and enterprise applications; branch office enterprise appliances and optional data center appliances; software-defined control and automation; and virtual services delivery. For more information, visit www.velocloud.com and follow the company on Twitter @VeloCloud.