Resources

Ground-breaking technology — at your fingertips.

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


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

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

7 Questions to Ask when Evaluating SD-WAN Solutions
“Architecture Matters” Webinar June 26, 2018, 10am Pacific
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.

NSX SD-WAN 101
Weekly Webinar Series March 14 – August 8, 2018

The SD-WAN market is hot with a 69% CAGR by 2021 and it will only continue to gather momentum with SD-WAN becoming a de-facto technology for wide area networking.


Recent Webinars

Building for a Better Future: Using SD-WAN to Rebuild a Business Network
“Architecture Matters” Webinar (60 min)
With Myron F Steves and Meriplex Communications

Join us as Myron Steves discusses how its implementation of SD-WAN transformed their entire network and prepares them for future growth.

The Network That’s Built for Tomorrow, Today
“Architecture Matters” Webinar (60 min)
With Rajiv Ramaswami, COO, Products and Cloud Services, VMware

The Virtual Cloud Network – An Exclusive Online Event. Bring your business forward with the Virtual Cloud Network!

Best Practices for Building the Commercial Case for SD-WAN
“SD-WAN How-To” Webinar (60 min)
With Coevolve

Join us for this interesting discussion on taking the next steps with your enterprise SD-WAN business case!

Solving the Secure SD-WAN Paradox
Analyst Webinar (60 Minutes)
With Dr. Jim Metzler, Principal Analyst, Ashton, Metzler & Associates, and Dhawal Sharma, Sr. Director of Product Management, Zscaler

Adopting an SD-WAN solution is the best option that network organizations have to respond to a range of requirements such as lowering cost, increasing availability and providing high quality user experiences.

The Routerless Branch: SD-WAN Takes Routing out of the Router
Analyst Webinar (60 min)
With Zeus Kerravala, Principal Analyst & Founder, ZK Research

The digital transformation is here, affecting business everywhere and requiring a retooling of legacy solutions. Networking needs to keep up but it relies on an architecture that has been in place for over three decades and that was not built to support the dramatic change.

Healthcare Embraces Digital Transformation through SD-WAN
“Architecture Matters” Webinar (60 min)

Providing care requires strict adherence to healthcare regulations and SD-WAN ensures constant network connectivity for the delivery of health records.

SD-WAN en comercio: Habilitando Seguridad y Segmentacion para la Transformacion
“Architecture Matters” Webinar (60 min)

La segmentación del tráfico asegura que los datos confidenciales y críticos para el negocio estén separados de los datos no críticos para optimizarlos y asegurarlos.

Using SD-WAN for PCI Compliance and Beyond
“Architecture Matters” Webinar (60 min)

Take the worry out of PCI compliance and find out how VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ automates and simplifies the process for you so you can focus on your business.

Podcasts

The Positive Phil Show
Podcast (34 min)
September 27, 2016

Michael Wood, Vice President of Marketing at VeloCloud, now part of VMware, chats with Positive Phil on the Positive Phil Show.

Packet Pushers
Podcast (60 min)
October 2, 2015: Show 257

In this podcast you’ll find out how the VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ solution can benefit both enterprises and service providers.


Video Vignettes

VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ SD-WAN in 4 Minutes
Video Vignette (4 minutes)

Deploy VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ in 2 Minutes
Video Vignette (2 minutes)


Service Provider Videos

Traditional WAN Challenges and the NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud Solution and Architecture
Service Provider SD-WAN Series Part 1 (20 minutes)

NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud Service Provider Topologies and Use Cases
Service Provider SD-WAN Series Part 2 (13 minutes)
NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud Service Provider SD-WAN Demo and Business Models
Service Provider SD-WAN Series Part 3 (9 minutes)

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.

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

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

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.

Software-Defined Wide Area Network for Financial Institutions
Case Study

As financial services shift from being offered through brick-and-mortar locations to cloud, SD-WAN offers a future-proof infrastructure.

Infographics

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.