Industry Voice: New Market Opportunities for Service Providers with VMware SD-WAN

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Industry Voice: New Market Opportunities for Service Providers with VMware SD-WAN

Watch this short animation to learn how VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud is solving enterprise network challenges.

Today's businesses are facing multiple network challenges, as IT teams feel the strain not only of more complicated application management, but also with managing increased access, bandwidth, and technical demands at network edge locations.

Benefits of VMware SD-WAN for customers

After listening to customers, the main issue for organisations is the sheer amount of cloud applications being used on outdated legacy infrastructure and networks that were never designed to cope with this level of demand.

As a Gartner leader in the WAN Edge Infrastructure market, VMware SD-WAN is modernising networks and enabling users by delivering high-performance access to cloud services, private data centres, and SaaS-based enterprise applications, so workers can reliably and securely access corporate networks in remote branch and home offices.

VMware SD-WAN seamlessly integrates into your customers' existing networks, delivering immediate benefits, such as:

Cost savings - SD-WAN deployment is less expensive than on traditional router-based WAN architecture due to savings made on bandwidth reduction, problem finding and remediation costs, as well as centralised management which saves on ongoing maintenance and repair work. Pay-as-you-go subscription models, ease of deployment, zero-touch provisioning, and the elimination of application-specific hardware or software at each branch location, all helps to make the most of ever-decreasing IT budgets, so more time can be spent on innovations elsewhere.

Extensive network visibility - a common problem for customers is how to maintain visibility and control over increasingly large and complicated networks. The VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator provides an end-to-end view of the entire application and network stack, with in-depth analytics and built-in security that simplifies the management of both home and corporate networks.

Cloud security - Micro-segmentation software protects all virtual machines (VMs) in the enterprise network with policy-driven, application-level security controls, increasing network resiliency, ensuring data compliance, and minimising the risk of attack.

Access at edge locations - With reliable VMware SD-WAN connectivity, customers in industries like architecture, construction, and engineering can help employees, contractors, and third-parties working from separate locations to more easily collaborate on projects. Workers at remote building sites can also benefit from simple plug-and-play device installation and teardown, for instant hassle-free internet access, as and when they need it. 

Benefits of VMware SD-WAN for Service Providers

For Service Providers, this award-winning technology provides the easiest way to solve your customers' evolving network challenges while increasing your revenue streams. With adoption rates of SD-WAN increasing as more organisations embrace remote working, VMware SD-WAN is the obvious choice for Service Providers who are looking to differentiate their offerings and keep ahead of competitors.

The VMware SD-WAN Ready Set GO programme helps Service Providers to stand up an SD-WAN offer and shorten time to market with a clear execution strategy. As well as delivering a modern, end-to-end networking and cloud service to enterprise customers in locations around the world, you also have the opportunity to grow your own business by taking advantage of VMware's experienced marketing team, whose guidance and support can help you to develop, launch, and manage your SD-WAN services and have you ready to go in under 90-days.

With proven go-to-market models, including over-the-top, hybrid, and full deployment, you can choose the option that best suits your business model and which will place you in the best position to deliver dramatically improved network and application performance to your customers.

Learn more on how you can make the most of this opportunity by visiting the website here.

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