Service Provider SD-WAN Use Cases

Off-net VPN


Traditionally, to provide secure connectivity to the customer branch, Service Providers deploy MPLS VPN or a leased line. This is costly especially if the Service Provider does not own the last mile facility. Using Internet requires setting the IPSec infrastructure and Internet congestion can degrade performance. Setting up a hybrid WAN often complicates the configuration on the CPE.


VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud allows the Service Provider to leverage any type of circuit, the Service Provider’s own MPLS lines, third party MPLS, and the Internet to deliver secure connectivity to the customers’ branch. Service Providers retain the end-to-end visibility. In addition, VMware SD-WAN DMPO ensures the traffic is taking the best performing path per the configured policy and real time network condition. Traffic from the SD-WAN is handed off to the Service Provider network by mapping to the respective customer VRF. This headend-less architecture allows the SD-WAN sites to be brought onto the Service Provider network without having to deploy SD-WAN headend at the customer site.

Cloud On-Ramp


Service Providers who host service, e.g. UCaaS, often rely on third party circuits to deliver the services. This makes them less competitive due to the cost of leasing the circuits. Supporting Bring Your Own Broadband/Circuit (BYOB/BYOC) makes controlling the service performance challenging because the Service Provider cannot control the last mile performance. With BYOB/BYOC, Service Providers also lose the visibility into the link performance and cannot provide quality of service (QoS). This limits adoption of cloud services.


SD-WAN allows Service Providers who hosts applications, e.g. UCaaS, to be less dependent on the underlying transport. VMware SD-WAN DMPO can assure application performance over hybrid, dual or single Internet links. Service Providers also has the visibility (performance) all the way to the branch location.

Multi-Region SD-WAN


For Service Providers to support distributed, multi-national enterprises, they often have to provide service outside of their territory where they do not own the facilities. This delays the service delivery and increases costs due to the need to rely on circuits from local carriers. In some cases, for smaller sites, Service Providers needs economical options to support sites that may not justify the cost of getting the private circuits. Using IPSec VPN may impact the performance and does not provide any level of SLA.


VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud provides solutions to connect multiple multi-national sites across any combination of transport to the Service Provider backbone. This provides the Service Provider flexibility to utilize any type of circuits - private or public. VMware SD-WAN DMPO aggregates all the transport and places the traffic on the best performing paths or per the configured business policy. The customer traffic is then handed off to the Service Providers PE to carry the traffic into the customer VPN. In-region traffic can still flow directly between VMware SD-WAN-connected sites. Service Providers have a single view of the network that they can manage, monitor, and troubleshoot.

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