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


Frost & Sullivan: 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.

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


White
Papers

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

Understanding the Business Value of a Modern WAN Architecture (SD-WAN)
Analyst Webinar (April 24, 2019 at 11am Pacific)
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.

SD-WAN: A Better Solution for Your Enterprise
Live Webinar (April 24, 2019 at 12pm GMT-3)

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

A Comprehensive SD-WAN Service for Network Innovation and Digital Transformation
Live Webinar (May 2, 2019 at 9am Pacific)
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 Architecture Series: The Continuum for Today’s Enterprise
Live Webinar (May 22, 2019 at 10am Pacific)

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. 


Recent Webinars

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.

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 VMware 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 VMware 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.

Technology
Briefs

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud Features & Benefits Guide
Solution Brief

This document guides you through the customer triggers, deployment models, and major features and benefits of the SD-WAN. 

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 by VeloCloud™ Solution
Technology Brief

Learn the components of VMware 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 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.

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 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 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

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.

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.

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.