Product Capabilities

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ enables bandwidth expansion, provides direct optimal access to cloud-based applications, and enables virtual services integration in cloud and on premise while dramatically improving operational automation.

Learn more in our recorded webinar, “SD-WAN for Public and Private Clouds.”

Performance & Reliability

The VMware SD-WAN solution enables economical expansion of bandwidth with enterprise-grade performance needed for the most critical and demanding applications.

Performance & Reliability
VMware SD-WAN Dynamic Multipath OptimizationTM

Aggregate broadband Internet, 4G-LTE, and MPLS circuits with application-aware per-packet link steering and on-demand remediation to achieve optimal performance for demanding, real-time voice and video over any transport.

Bandwidth Elasticity

Economically increase bandwidth by aggregating WAN circuits of any type, providing faster response even for single application flows. Virtualization and automated configuration enables bandwidth elasticity and provider flexibility.

Enterprise Reliability

Active-active mechanism based on link performance provides protection against blackouts and brownouts with sub-second failover. Provider and physical link diversity ensures high availability.

Cloud Application Quality

Direct yet optimized branch-to-cloud application performance is enabled with the SD-WAN overlay to distributed gateway services throughout the cloud.

Cloud Network

VMware SD-WAN delivers both data plane function and orchestration in the cloud to provide direct and optimized access to cloud as well as on-premise resources.

Cloud Network
Global and Multi-tenant

A distributed network of multi-tenant gateways deployed by VMware SD-WAN and service provider partners support optimal connectivity to cloud and enterprise datacenters around the globe.

Scalable and Redundant

Scalable and redundant gateway capacity is automatically orchestrated when and where needed for enterprise grade branch-to-branch, branch-to-datacenter, and branch-to-cloud access. Static, backhauled and unreliable best effort access paths are eliminated.


VMware SD-WAN Gateways are operated in highly secure (Tier IV SSAE 16 Type II) datacenters. End-to-end cloud VPN and security services, such as firewall, web security etc. from VMware SD-WAN and its partners, are easily provisioned on our cloud SD-WAN platform.

Seamless Interoperability

Our cloud network provides access to cloud and enterprise datacenters via standard IPsec connections, eliminating need for datacenter installations or manual per-branch setup. Cloud gateways provide colocation or direct connect access to SaaS and IaaS.

Virtual Services

The VMware SD-WAN solution supports a platform to host multiple virtualized network functions to eliminate single-function appliances and reduce branch IT complexity.

Virtual Services
Network Service Insertion

VMware SD-WAN service-chains traffic from the branch to both cloud-based and enterprise regional hub services, with assured performance, security, and manageability. Branches leverage consolidated security and network services, including those from partners, such as Zscaler, Websense, and Equinix.

Platform for Virtual Services

The VMware SD-WAN platform is a x86-based, hypervisor-capable Edge that can instantiate and chain multiple virtualized network functions. The platform allows elimination of multiple single-function appliances in the branch with firewall, VPN and third party services.

One-click Services Provisioning

Using a simple click-to-enable interface, services can be inserted in the cloud and on-premise with application specific policies.


Easily distribute and deploy VMware SD-WAN virtual Edges on existing branch hardware including installed base of routers or universal CPE platforms. VMware SD-WAN Gateway services can be orchestrated among other cloud datacenter services.

Automation & Orchestration

The VMware SD-WAN solution automates branch deployment with link characteristics discovery and provides granular visibility for real-time network and application monitoring.

Automation & Orchestration
Zero-touch Deployment

Deploy a branch in minutes with VMware SD-WAN Edge activation from the Cloud without the need for a truck roll and onsite IT support. Automatic WAN circuit discovery and monitoring eliminates link-by-link and branch-by-branch configuration.


Simplify branch routing and address management and VPN setup with centralized orchestration. Business policies drive optimal gateway selection, distributed QoS configurations, automatic VPN connections and network services insertion.

Business Policy Automation

Discover and fingerprint 2,500+ enterprise and cloud applications to apply prioritization, service insertion and security policies automatically.

Cloud-scale Visibility

Gain provider and enterprise-wide visibility into WAN circuit performance and application usage and flows.

Deploy VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ in 2 minutes!

Deploy your branch office WAN in minutes with VMware SD-WAN. Receive your VMware SD-WAN Edge, plug in, and authenticate — your branch is up and running without IT involvement on site.

Free hands-on evaluation

Slash bandwidth costs and deploy 10x faster.

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

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Why the Cloud is the Network

Analyst Webinar

Lee Doyle shares how enterprises are leveraging the Cloud to produce flexible networks which adapt, improve, and secure access and performance to traditional and cloud services.

A Software-Defined WAN Is a Business Imperative

Analyst White Paper

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

Internet as Enterprise-class WAN?


Kangwarn Chinthammit, CCIE, discusses the findings of the VeloCloud Internet Quality Report and key considerations for deployment of Internet as a WAN.