Resources

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Learn all about the latest trends and best practices of modern wide area networking without leaving your computer. White papers, webinars, case studies and more — right here in the VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud Resource Center.

eBooks


Software-Defined WAN For Dummies
eBook
Co-Authored by Dan Pitt, Open Networking Foundation

Your crash course in SD-WAN. This easy-to-read book gives you jargon-free best practices for Software-Defined Wide Area Networking.

The 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design
Analyst eBook
By Jim Metzler

In the 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design, Dr. Jim Metzler discusses the emerging alternatives to the traditional approaches to WAN architecture.


Analyst
Reports


Gartner Critical Capabilities Report for WAN Edge Infrastructure
Analyst Report
By Gartner

VMware receives highest scores for Midsize Enterprises/Small Regional WAN and Large Global WAN use cases in Gartner Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure.

2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure
Analyst Report
By Gartner

VMware named a Leader, positioned furthest for its Completeness of Vision. Read this complimentary copy of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure to find out more.

Market Outlook: SD-WAN, 2018-2023, Worldwide
Analyst Report
By Quadrant Knowledge Solutions

Detailed analysis of the global SD-WAN market: trends, growth opportunities, market outlook.

Frost & Sullivan: Analysis of the Software-Defined WAN Market
Analyst Report
By Frost & Sullivan

SD-WAN market revenues are expected to grow in higher double digits as it enters the growth phase of product lifecycle.

FierceMarkets: SD-WAN Revolutionizes Networks for the Cloud Era
Analyst Report
By FierceMarkets

“SD-WAN brings network visibility and control to the masses,” says Mike Frane, VP of SD-WAN Services, Windstream

Frost & Sullivan: 2016 Best Practices Award for Product Leadership
Analyst Report
By Frost & Sullivan

“VeloCloud sets itself apart with an unmatched, full-fledged, cloud-based SD-WAN solution that delivers a broad set of integrated capabilities as a virtual network function instead of the traditional hardware-centric model.”


White
Papers

SD-WAN for Healthcare: A Deep Dive into The Drivers and Solution
White Paper

SD-WAN enabless clinic, remote sites, pharmacies, or hospitals to quickly, seamlessly, and securely access critical applications in any location.

The SD-WAN Provides the Fast Path to the Virtual Cloud Network
Analyst White Paper
By Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research

SD-WAN becomes the lynchpin of the Virtual Cloud Network, enabling businesses to transition to a digital organization and drive network evolution.

The Positive Impact of SD-WAN on Healthcare
Analyst White Paper
By Bob Laliberte, ESG

SD-WAN simplifies Healthcare network management with seamless connectivity to EMR, IoT technology, cloud and data center apps to remote locations.

Solving the Secure SD-WAN Paradox
Analyst White Paper
By Dr. Jim Metzler, Ashton, Metzler & Associates

This white paper discusses the criticality of integrating effective security capabilities and SD-WAN functionality and illustrates the concept by using a real-world example of how Zscaler and NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud work together to achieve this integration.

7 Questions to Ask when Evaluating SD-WAN Solutions
Analyst White Paper
By Dr. Jim Metzler, Ashton, Metzler & Associates

The seven questions identified in this white paper provide important guidance to network organizations that are evaluating alternative SD-WAN solutions.

The Virtual Cloud Network
Analyst White Paper
By Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research

Analysis of how a new network model – one based on virtual cloud networking – can help alleviate the strains on today’s enterprises.

The Total Economic Impact of a Virtual Cloud Network
Analyst White Paper
By Forrester

Spotlight preview of results from a commissioned study, “The Total Economic Impact Of A Virtual Cloud Network,” published in May 2018.

The SD-WAN Ushers in the Era of the Routerless Branch Office
Analyst White Paper
By Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research

Analysis of how legacy hardware and WAN infrastructure must undergo a change to support the digital transformation.

Outcome-Driven Networking: Automation and Intelligence for the Network
Analyst White Paper
By ESG Research

ESG discusses how outcome-driven networking is the game changer IT managers need, introducing automation and network intelligence to get an advantage.

The Future of Retail: SD-WAN Is a Critical Component
Analyst White Paper
By Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research

The seismic effects of digital transformation are reshaping the retail world. Many retailers are starting to use technology to enhance the customer experience.

Scaling Large and Multinational Enterprise SD-WAN Deployments
Analyst White Paper
By Lee Doyle

As SD-WAN moves enterprise-wide, enterprises require a scalable, flexible, secure SD-WAN solution.

SD-WAN Business Value
Analyst White Paper
By Dan Conde, ESG Research

Written by Dan Conde of ESG, this white paper tackles the key steps to reducing the Total Cost of Ownership of your enterprise WAN.

A Mock RFI for Software-Defined WAN
Analyst White Paper

It is time to put the technology vendors to the test and find out how their SD-WAN solution will really solve your network challenges.

Why the Cloud is the Network
Analyst White Paper
By Lee Doyle, Doyle Research

Lee Doyle discusses why the cloud is the network and how enterprises are leveraging this to produce flexible networks that adapt to business needs.

A Software-Defined WAN Is a Business Imperative
Analyst White Paper
By Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research

If businesses are going to compete in today’s digital world, their WAN infrastructure must evolve into a Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN).

Taking Hybrid WANs Further
White Paper

Are you looking for ways to assure WAN performance? Explore the choices of Hybrid WAN implementation in different business environments.

The Need to Rethink the WAN
Analyst White Paper
By Dr. Jim Metzler

Networking expert and analyst Dr. Jim Metzler tackles the challenges facing companies that are deploying wide area networks.

Enterprise-Grade UC with Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN
White Paper

Learn the recent WAN technology trends to enable companies to roll out and support UC without the cost and complexity of traditional WAN.

Upcoming Webinars

SD-WAN Migration Strategies for Varying Network Architectures
“SD-WAN How-To” Webinar December 11, 2018, 10am CET &
February 7, 2019 10am Pacific

In this webinar learn best practices and recommendations for a successful SD-WAN transformation for both regional worldwide deployments.

Go Mainstream with SD-WAN: Migration Best Practices
“SD-WAN How-To” Webinar January 10, 2019 10am Pacific

In this webinar, viewers will learn the best practices on how their organizations can adopt SD-WAN at scale without disrupting their existing networks.

SD-WAN Becomes the Network: Business Enabler for Apps, Cloud, Network Edge
Analyst Webinar January 17, 2019 10am Pacific 
With Lee Doyle, Principal Analyst at Doyle Research

Listen to industry analyst Lee Doyle discuss the emerging role of SD-WAN as the key element for branch and remote user connectivity. 


Recent Webinars

SD-WAN and Security: Operations
“SD-WAN How-To” Webinar (60 min)

Join this webinar to learn what options VMware SD-WAN offers to secure customer networks by using built-in security capabilities or by partnering with world class security vendors for cloud-based and on-premise security deployments. 

SD-WAN and Security: Service Insertion
“SD-WAN How-To” Webinar (60 min)

Learn how our SD-WAN solution acts as a simple security service insertion platform to deliver enterprise-grade security functions like IPS/IDS, stateful firewall and Malware detection using local third-party DIA security engines or cloud-based security engines.

Elevate Your Network Security with NSX SD-WAN and Palo Alto Networks
Partner Webinar (60 min)
With Brian Tokuyoshi, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Palo Alto Networks

Join this webinar for an overview — and a deep dive — of an integrated approach to wide area networking that combines best-of-breed security and SD-WAN solutions.

Engineering a Better Network Solution: SD-WAN for the Win!
Partner Webinar (60 min)
With BGE, Inc. and Meriplex

In this webinar, learn how BGE implemented SD-WAN via its partner, Meriplex Communications, with business changing results.

SD-WAN: The Lynchpin in a Transforming Virtual Cloud Network
“Architecture Matters” Analyst Webinar (60 min)
With Zeus Kerravala, Principal Analyst & Founder, ZK Research

In this webinar, Zeus Kerravala of ZK Research, discusses how SD-WAN is transforming networking and enabling the adoption of Virtual Cloud Network to occur.

Unify WAN, LAN, and WLAN with Mist Systems and NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud
“Architecture Matters” Webinar (60 min)
With Jeff Aaron, VP of Marketing, MIST

Join us for a joint webinar where the experts from Mist and NSX SD-WAN showcase the power of LAN and WAN integration to give customers unprecedented visibility into their LAN and WAN environments—from the branch to the cloud, and everywhere in between.

Why SD-WAN is the Right Prescription for Healthcare Providers
Analyst Webinar (60 min)
With Bob Laliberte, Sr. Analyst & Practice Director, Enterprise Strategy Group

Healthcare providers need to improve patient care/experience — Learn how SD-WAN can help.

Top Drivers for SD-WAN Adoption
Analyst Webinar (60 min)
With Scott Raynovich, Principal Analyst, Futuriom

Tune in as Futuriom Principal Analyst Scott Raynovich recaps the findings of its recent SD-WAN Growth Outlook, detailing what’s driving fast adoption for SD-WAN technologies.

7 Questions to Ask when Evaluating SD-WAN Solutions
“Architecture Matters” Webinar (60 min)
With Jim Metzler, Principal Analyst, Ashton, Metzler & Associates

Join us as Jim Metzler cuts through the confusion in the market by identifying 7 key questions that network organizations should ask themselves as part of evaluating SD-WAN solutions.

Technology
Briefs

SD-WAN Simplified
Solution Brief

This brief describes Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) in simplified terms, why it’s being rapidly adopted, and the benefits realized by enterprises.

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud for Hyper-Converged Platform
Solution Overview

This solution brief describes an integrated technology stack for data center services that data center administrators can quickly deploy in an on-prem or hybrid environment, and then easily adapt to address ever-changing consumer engagement requirements using software-defined workflows.

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud Hyper-Converged Platform Solution
Solution Guide

Find out how SD-WAN and HCI reduce the time, effort and cost to deploy applications, and easily and securely scale up resources as users and applications are added.

Guide to SDN, SD-WAN, NFV, and VNF
Technical Brief

With so many acronyms and each one building on another, it can be confusing about how they work together. This guide describes the difference.

VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ Solution
Technology Brief

Learn the components of NSX SD-WAN, understand the benefits of Multi-path Optimization, and centralize management and policy enforcement.

Secure and Reliable Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN
Technology Brief

VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ incorporates a distributed network of secure service gateways and SD-WAN orchestrators.

Enterprise-Grade Unified Communications
Technology Brief

Get Unified Communications without the cost and complexity of a traditional WAN. Download technical brief and improve your Unified Communications experience.

Extending VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud to Microsoft Azure
Solution Brief

NSX SD-WAN on Azure enables enterprises to rapidly and cost-effectively leverage NSX SD-WAN within their Azure deployments.

Extending VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ to AWS
Solution Brief

NSX SD-WAN on AWS enables enterprises to rapidly and cost-effectively leverage NSX SD-WAN within their AWS deployments.

Zscaler and VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™
Solution Brief

Zscaler and NSX SD-WAN combine Zscaler’s best-in-class Cloud Security Platform with NSX SD-WAN to optimize and secure local Internet breakouts.

Secure SD-WAN: Palo Alto Networks and VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™
Solution Brief

NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud and Palo Alto Networks jointly assure the performance and security of enterprise and cloud applications over the internet nd hybrid-WAN while dramatically simplifying deployments and reducing costs.

Secure SD-WAN: Fortinet and VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™
Solution Brief

The integrated Fortinet and NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud solution leverages Fortinet’s Distributed Enterprise Firewall and NSX SD-WAN's zero-touch deployment, one-click service insertion, single-pane management and assured application performance to provide a comprehensive, cloud-delivered secure SD-WAN solution for distributed enterprises.


Industry
Solutions

SD-WAN: Enabling Patient Care
Solution Brief

Healthcare is quickly adopting cloud services and shifting care to remote offices. SD-WAN provides the means to do both.

VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ for Retail
Solution Brief

Retailers are increasingly competitive, vying for limited attention from customers. Find out how SD-WAN helps them deliver a world-class experience.

Choosing an SD-WAN Provider
Evaluation Guide

Making the right decision about your SD-WAN provider leads to long-term success. This guide provides the considerations leading to the right choice.

VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Solution Brief

This solution brief for architecture, engineering, and construction companies details how NSX SD-WAN dramatically simplifies WAN for remote sites by moving the network to the Cloud.

VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ SD-WAN for Financial Institutions
Solution Brief

Financial Services enterprises adopt SD-WAN to achieve bandwidth expansion, optimize connectivity to cloud resources and more.


Service Provider Solutions

VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ for Service Providers
Solution Brief

NSX SD-WAN enables global service providers to increase revenue, deliver advanced services and increase flexibility.

VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ Managed Hybrid WAN for Service Providers
Solution Brief

Meet enterprise customer demands for agile and economical bandwidth expansion with new services that augment MPLS WANs using Internet bandwidth.

Recent
Case Studies

Engineering In Cloud App Access and Network Uptime with SD-WAN
Case Study

Expanding offices, increasing supported job sites, and migrating critical apps and data to the cloud via Azure and AWS is a snap for BGE with SD-WAN.

Eliminating Network Outages to Better Serve Insurance Carriers and Customers
Case Study

Recurring network outages meant lost revenue and connectivity to global carriers. SD-WAN changed that.

SD-WAN Helps Deliver an Exceptional Customer Experience in Highly Perishable Product Business
Case Study

The perishable nature of concrete necessitates fast order taking and delivery and network outages were costly to the business. SD-WAN fixed that.

Multiple Divisions Transmitting Terabyte-sized Files is No Match for SD-WAN
Case Study

With network inefficiencies impacting its productivity, The Kleingers Group knew it needed to make a change to keep up with its growing business.

Growing veggies, growing an empire.
Case Study

A fragmented IT network began to impact productivity and the supply chain, forcing Spudshed to seek out SD-WAN.

Transferring Terabyte-Sized Files Quickly is No Problem with SD-WAN
Case Study

Real-time transmission of terabyte-sized files and simultaneous maintenance of business services led to implementation of SD-WAN.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network for Staffing Company
Case Study

Lack of network visibility and sub-par voice quality increased troubleshooting time, requiring a new network solution.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network for Multi-Location Bookseller
Case Study

With a reliance on high quality voice services, MPLS presented too many outages but with SD-WAN high QoS becomes a reality.

Infographics

Healthcare Needs Its Network – Enter SD-WAN
Infographic

The challenges in healthcare IT are growing more complex each day. In this infographic, we gathered metrics from reputable healthcare organizations on the advancements taking place in medicine which necessitate SD-WAN solutions.

Top 6 SD-WAN Trends at a Glance
Infographic

To help you make an informed decision on whether or not SD-WAN is right for your enterprise, we compiled top SD-WAN trends and predictions for the future as defined by leading networking analysts.

Still Using Branch Routers? It’s Time to Reconsider.
Infographic

The days of relying on branch routers for services and apps are over. This infographic details why it's time to reconsider your reliance on routers.

Redmond

High quality unified communications at low total cost.

Redmond modernizes stores with VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ to deliver high-quality unified communications.

“VeloCloud delivered a rich feature set and worked better than the other two solutions we tried. It’s so brilliantly designed that our proof of concept took only 30 minutes from the time we unwrapped the boxes. It didn’t take long to realize what a great solution it is.”

Free hands-on evaluation

Slash bandwidth costs and deploy 10x faster.

Sign up for a free hands-on evaluation of VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ and learn how to deploy branch offices in minutes, provide high quality UC experience, and lower bandwidth and hardware costs.