Press Release

VMware Receives Highest Product Scores in Two of Three Use Cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure

VMware is the highest ranked vendor for both Midsize Enterprise/Regional and Large Global WAN use cases

Palo Alto, Calif. December 10, 2018

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced it has received the highest product scores for two of the three defined use cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure(1). VMware was recently recognized as a Leader in the inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure(2). That report, profiling 20 vendors, recognized VMware as a Leader in both ability to execute and completeness of vision, and VMware’s position was placed furthest for completeness of vision. Download the Gartner Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure report here.

“With this latest recognition, we believe that we continue to demonstrate VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud is the industry-leading SD-WAN offering, helping to drive WAN transformation with customers and partners,” said Sanjay Uppal, vice president and general manager, VeloCloud Business Unit, VMware. “VMware NSX SD-WAN enables unprecedented visibility and control of on-premises, datacenter and Cloud applications via a powerful business policy mechanism, integrates on-premises and cloud security services under the same policy control, and has unparalleled support for real-time applications including voice, video, VDI and IoT, making it a complete solution for organizations in any region and across every industry.”

VMware NSX SD-WAN is the industry’s most widely-deployed branch and edge connectivity platform that enables simple, agile and more secure branch connectivity for thousands of customers globally. VMware NSX SD-WAN combines the economics and flexibility of a real-time network overlay with the deployment speed, scale and automation of cloud-delivered services. The VMware NSX SD-WAN ecosystem includes industry leaders such as AT&T, AWS, Check Point, Forcepoint, Fortinet, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Security, Macquarie Telecom, MetTel, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Sprint, Symantec, TelePacific, Telstra, Windstream, Zscaler, and more. With VMware NSX SD-WAN, organizations of all sizes and in any industry can support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch implementations, and optimize access to cloud data centers and SaaS applications. VMware NSX SD-WAN is available as a service or as an on-premises software solution through a channel network including service providers, value-added resellers and system integrators.

Additional Resources

(1) Source: Gartner, Inc., Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure, Mark Fabbi, Bjarne Munch, Mike Toussaint, December 3, 2018

(2) Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, Joe Skorupa, Andrew Lerner, Christian Canales, Mike Toussaint, October 18, 2018.

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About VeloCloud

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.


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