In December 2017, VMware acquired VeloCloud, the market leader in cloud-delivered SD-WAN that enables enterprises and service providers to deploy flexible, secure WAN connectivity.
VeloCloud’s cloud-delivered SD-WAN enables enterprises to securely support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch and end-point implementations while delivering high-performance, reliable access to cloud services, private data centers and SaaS-based enterprise applications. With VeloCloud cloud-delivered SD-WAN, service providers can increase revenue and service innovation by delivering elastic transport, performance for cloud applications and a software-defined edge that can orchestrate multiple services to meet customer needs.
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VMware plans to use VeloCloud to provide a single virtual network linking core applications in a private cloud, devices on the edge, and the public cloud. The company believes thinks all three locations need to talk to each other, so could therefore benefit from doing so on a virtual network that obeys centrally-set policies about network configuration and security. VeloCloud’s wares will therefore be integrated with VMware’s NSX, and NSX-as-a-service, to make that possible.
Also in VMware’s sights are carriers, which it hopes to sell to with an offering that lets them run VMware-powered networking services.
Buying VeloCloud therefore does two things for VMware.
Firstly it extends NSX to the WAN, an uncomplicated benefit that few will oppose.
Second, it gives VMware another SaaS offering. The company’s very keen on those, because like every other software company it knows that on-premises software is in decline and that subscription services are its future.
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Cisco is the current leader based on in-use SDN revenue share; followed by Arista, White Box, VMware and HPE.