This document profiles VMware’s “VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud” (often abbreviated “VMware SD-WAN” for brevity in this document) SD-WAN offering in the context of Appledore Research’s on-going research stream and best practices for “Telco Cloud” management and operations.  VeloCloud was an independent start-up, purchased by VMware in 2017, and being integrated with VMware’s NSX SDN product line (of Nicira origin).  VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud’s most unique selling proposition, made clear by its very name, is its “cloud-delivered” business model – both direct to enterprises and as a managed services platform for CSPs.  Cloud delivered can also pertain to its multi-tenant gateways (more on these often-misunderstood elements later).  Its second unique value proposition as Appledore observes them, involves “DMPO” or Dynamic Multi-Path Optimization” – a set of features to leverage multiple WAN paths and therefore deliver high quality transmission over “unreliable” Internet.

This is part of a series of SD-WAN solution profiles and research available from Appledore Research.

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Publication date: 06/11/2019
Number of pages: 22