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 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: Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN), 2019-2024, Worldwide
Analyst Report By Quadrant Knowledge Solutions

The SD-WAN market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 53.6% from 2019-2024. This report tells you where the growth is coming from.

Global SD-WAN: Vendor Market Mid-Year Forecasts, 2018
Analyst Report By Frost & Sullivan

The SD-WAN market is in the early growth stage of the product lifecycle. Learn more about Key factors driving market adoption.

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.

5G, IoT and Edge Compute Trends
Analyst Report By Futuriom

Emerging trends are changing the way that supporting technology (like SD-WAN) evolve.

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.

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.

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

Service Provider Strategies for SD-WAN
Analyst Report By Futuriom

Key requirements and drivers for delivering virtualized services at the network edge.


White
Papers

Demonstrating SD-WAN Business Value; Rethinking WAN for a Modern Age
Analyst White Paper By ESG

Traditional WAN infrastructure cannot keep pace with modern network requirements and a new deployment model with better TCO. 

SD-WAN Migration Strategies for Varying Network Architectures
White Paper

This paper covers the SD-WAN migration design for various types of architecture and takes you through process, routing considerations, and a step-by-step migration path.

Go Mainstream with SD-WAN: Migration Best Practices
White Paper

This guide provides the best practices in migrating to an SD-WAN solution, including key considerations, branch design, data center design, security architecture and firewalling.

SD-WAN Becomes the Network
White Paper By Lee Doyle, Principal Analyst at Doyle Research

The network of yesterday is not the network that will take us into the future. SD-WAN is fast becoming the way in which people think about the network. 

SD-WAN Delivers Automated Network Segmentation for the Enterprise
White Paper

Traditional methods of segmenting the network are no longer optimal, but with SD-WAN, enterprises are able to automatically and seamlessly extend segmentation across the network. 

Demystifying SD-WAN’s Relationship to WAN Optimization
White Paper

Examine the synergies and differences between SD-WAN and WAN Optimization technologies.

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ PCI Compliance Architecture
White Paper

PCI continues to be a key concern for enterprises, and with SD-WAN and its control on the network and applications, compliance is simplified.

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 VMware 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 Digital Experience: The “Power of One” at your Fingertips
Partner Webinar (June 27th, 2019 at 10AM PST)
Mark Winer, Senior Director WE Connect portal at Windstream Enterprise

Join this webinar to learn how you can manage SD-WAN (and other solutions) on any device anywhere! Viewers will also see insight into the SD-WAN management tool, as used on both desktop and handheld devices.

SD-WAN Architecture Series: The Evolution of the Enterprise WAN
Live Webinar (July 17th, 2019)
Michael Leonard, Product Marketing Manager at VeloCloud, now part of VMware

Join this webinar to learn the limitations of conventional WAN, use cases for WAN optimization, the development of hybrid wan, and more!

SD-WAN Architecture Series: The Evolution of Today’s Enterprise
Live Webinar (May 22, 2019, 10am Pacific & June 19, 2019 at 10AM JST)

SD-WAN architecture enables new and enhanced offerings to become available that simplify, expand, and optimize all network activity. Watch this webinar to learn how you can turn your network into a profit center.

SD-WAN Deployment Strategies for Telcos
Live Webinar (May 29, 2019 at 10am Pacific)
With R. Scott Raynovich, CEO & Founder at Futuriom

During this webinar, viewers will learn the top drivers for SD-WAN adoption, key features necessary in a SD-WAN offering, and an overview of the SD-WAN market development.

Understanding the Business Value of a Modern WAN Architecture (SD-WAN)
Live Analyst Webinar (May 29, 2019 at 10am JST and May 29, 2019 at 10am CET)
With Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst at ESG, Inc. 

Organizations will learn how SD-WAN provides a combination of pure economic benefits as well as agility and flexibility to help organizations be successful.

The Evolution of SD-WAN as a Platform
Live Webinar (July 10th, 2019 at 10AM CET & July 10th, 2019 at 10AM JST )

Join this webinar to learn more about the vision and evolution of SD-WAN as a platform, and why VMware is the undisputed leader.

SD-WAN as an IoT Enabler
Live Webinar (June 6, 2019 at 1pm Pacific)

This session will examine how SD-WAN directly enables IoT use cases by prioritizing business-critical applications, ensuring cost savings, and usage of internet links, and more.

Best Practices of a Leading SD-WAN Solution 
Live Webinar (June 12, 2019 at 11AM GMT-3)

Digital transformation is driving large-scale changes to WAN architecture. Join this webinar to learn the best practices and key use cases of the leading solution in SD-WAN.

Key Differentiators of an SD-WAN Market Leader
Live Webinar (June 12, 2019 at 10am Pacific)

Join this webinar to learn the unique features of VMware SD-WAN that has contributed to its status as a recognized leader in the SD-WAN space.


Recent Webinars

A Comprehensive SD-WAN Service for Network Innovation and Digital Transformation
Recorded Webinar (60 min)
With AT&T

Join this webinar to discover the advantages of SD-WAN and how AT&T SD-WAN PLUS employs transport components using VMware SD-WAN.  

SD-WAN: A Better Solution for Your Enterprise
Live Webinar (60 min)

Join this webinar to learn about the benefits of VMware SD-WAN and best practices of a top-notch SD-WAN solution. 

Key Questions Your Organization Should Ask when Evaluating SD-WAN  
Recorded Webinar (60 min)

In this webinar, we’ll take a closer look at the architecture of SD-WAN, why it’s important in the decision process, and the seven key questions that a network organization should ask when evaluating an SD-WAN solution.

SD-WAN Migration Strategies for Varying Network Architectures
“SD-WAN How-To” Webinar (60 min)

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

A SD-WAN Service that Ensures your Network Serves your Business Needs
Recorded Webinar (60 min)

In this webinar with AT&T and VMware we will show you how you can improve the quality of your WAN and increase visibility into network performance while reducing the resources that you dedicate to managing your WAN. 

Go Mainstream with SD-WAN: Migration Best Practices
“SD-WAN How-To” Webinar (60 min)

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 (60 min) 
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. 

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 VMware 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.

Technology
Briefs

Embrace the Digital Revolution with AT&T 5G and VMware SD-WAN
Solution Overview

With VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud® earning a well-deserved status as an industry leader, many companies, including AT&T, choose the solution to successfully bridge their nascent 5G networks and SD-WAN.

Enterprise WAN Agility, Simplicity and Performance with Software-Defined WAN
Solution Overview

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

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud
Solution Overview

This document provides an overview of the VMware SD-WAN solution components, along with its unique features and benefits.

Embracing Digital Transformation Through SD-WAN
Solution Overview

VMware and Telstra have partnered to help enterprises reduce network complexity and enable digital transformation into networks that are Cloud-ready by design.

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud on Intel® Architecture for Scalable WAN Connectivity
Solution Brief

VMware SD-WAN running on Intel® architecture provides a scalable platform that ensures application delivery with consistency from the edge to the data center to the cloud. 

Security Hardening Guidelines for VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud™
Solution Brief

Learn how network administrators can greatly improve the security of VMware SD-WAN Edges and configure instructions to achieve a minimal attack surface. 

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 SD-WAN Edge by VeloCloud Firewall Functionality
Solution Overview

Learn about the firewall functionality of VMware SD-WAN Edge by VeloCloud. This document outlines the capabilities and example implementations.

Secure and Reliable Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN
Technology Brief

VMware 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 SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ to Microsoft Azure
Solution Brief

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

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

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

Zscaler and VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud™
Solution Brief

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

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

VMware 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 SD-WAN by VeloCloud™
Solution Brief

The integrated Fortinet and VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud solution leverages Fortinet’s Distributed Enterprise Firewall and VMware 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 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.

VMware 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.

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

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

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ 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 SD-WAN Enables Managed 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

VMware SD-WAN Cuts Costs, Accelerates Performance for Branch Office Connections
Case Study

With the high-cost, traditional, router-based VPNs and MPLS connections used to connect VMware’s global remote offices impacting the bottom line, VMware IT needed a better, cost-efficient solution.

Supporting a Full SaaS-based Network Topology with SD-WAN
Case Study

Unifying independent branch outlets under one common SaaS-model introduced efficiency and cost-savings to George & Matilda’s business model.

Supporting Cloud Applications and Security Across Global Office Branches Using SD-WAN
Case Study

Delivering network-wide connectivity for 412 connected offices to a cloud-based inventory system.

SD-WAN Introduces Efficiency and Automation to Largest Privately Held Corporate Merger
Case Study

When two companies seek to integrate their separate network and assure employee productivity during the merger, Dell turned to SD-WAN for business continuity and network simplification.

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.

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 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 SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ and learn how to deploy branch offices in minutes, provide high quality UC experience, and lower bandwidth and hardware costs.