VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced the expansion of its software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) integrations and shared details of new and expanded collaborations with ADVA Optical Networking, Telco Systems, RingCentral, SevOne and Plixer.
VMware is continuing to grow its technology integrations to align with the digital needs of tomorrow’s highly agile enterprises. To facilitate interoperability between current and future technologies, the scalable framework of VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud enables customers to integrate the preferred security, cloud infrastructure and network management technology. The new and expanded collaborations announced today aim to provide enterprises and service providers with easy deployment of services and applications and improve visibility across their entire networks.
“Customers are abandoning legacy networking infrastructure at a breakneck pace for the flexibility, reliability and security that SD-WAN offers. With its cloud-delivered architecture, VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud delivers seamless integration with an extensive ecosystem of technology companies, bridging the gap between the needs of today and the requirements of the future,” said Sanjay Uppal, vice president and general manager, VeloCloud Business Unit, VMware. “The integrations we’ve announced today are with innovators in their respective spaces and together we look forward to enabling our joint customers to accelerate their journey of network transformation.”
VMware SD-WAN now integrates with ADVA Optical Networking and Telco Systems to deliver universal customer premise equipment (uCPE) solutions that consolidate multiple services with VMware SD-WAN onto a single x86 platform. Customers can also utilize orchestration tools for full lifecycle management of VMware SD-WAN virtual network functions (VNFs) – not only to instantiate services, but also to service chain these functions.
End-user experience is especially critical for unified communications as a service (UcaaS), where low voice latency and high quality are the hallmarks of a successful deployment. VMware has collaborated with RingCentral, the global leader in cloud communication and collaboration solutions, to prioritize traffic at the edge of a branch office with a single click to deliver voice applications in real-time and with the highest possible quality. VMware SD-WAN recognizes RingCentral traffic at the edge of a branch and prioritizes it on a first-packet basis to ensure that voice applications are prioritized within the branch and across all transport links. Currently deployed in nearly 100,000 branches worldwide, RingCentral with VMware SD-WAN achieved a Mean Opinion Score (MOS Score) of almost four even on a single broadband link with significant packet loss. This means the voice quality for users of RingCentral with VMware SD-WAN is almost as high as an in-person conversation.
Commenting on the RingCentral with VMware SD-WAN offering, Curtis Peterson, senior vice president, cloud operations, RingCentral, said, “Many enterprises are deploying SD-WAN as a leading technology to assure highest-levels of quality of service and availability. Our ability to cater to enterprises, CSPs and MSPs with the highest-quality media application delivery makes adoption of RingCentral with VMware SD-WAN a very powerful choice for branch office environments.”
VMware SD-WAN continues to set the industry benchmarks for scale, security and performance, and new capabilities are driving even further operational simplicity and end-to-end visibility for customers. New platform integrations with industry-leading network analytics tools, provide enterprises with visibility across the entire network through a single pane of glass. In addition, the VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator provides rich analytics on applications, quality of links and business policy. VMware can further enhance visibility and enable enterprises to correlate SD-WAN information with network analytics from multiple sources through the following integrations:
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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.