VMware adds SD-WAN solution to partner programme

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VMware has announced that channel partners can now leverage its SD-WAN by VeloCloud offering through its Partner Connect Program.

Available now, partners can access the solution through the Cloud Provider and Reseller tracks of the programme, which has been streamlined to bring all of VMware's various programs into a single channel.

With the Cloud Provider route, the SD-WAN solution is offered as with a term-based subscription model for both the software and hardware components.

VMware says the Cloud Provider Model is differentiated from Rental and MSP models with the software being offered as both VMware hosted and as a downloadable version for partners to run on on-premises. The SD-WAN hardware component is offered as both CapEx single payment and OpEx, which breaks the cost down into multiple payments across the duration of the subscription.

Introduced through firm's VeloCloud acquisition back in 2017, VMware's SD-WAN offering was named a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, and topped the 'Completeness of Vision’ category.

As enterprises move towards a multi-cloud deployment, VMware said businesses are consuming IaaS and PaaS offerings from public clouds such as AWS and Azure, as they take the next step towards a true hybrid IT model.

As more and more mission-critical workloads are shifted to Cloud/Service Provider offerings, the SD-WAN solution aims to address the key enterprise challenges of lower application performance, higher WAN complexity and slower multi-cloud adoption, the firm added.

"VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud simplifies branch WAN networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband internet and LTE links for today’s increasingly distributed enterprises," the company said in a release.

"VMware SD-WAN includes a choice of public, private, or hybrid cloud network for enterprise-grade connection to cloud and enterprise applications; branch office enterprise appliances and optional data center appliances; software-defined control and automation; and virtual services delivery."

Daniel Todd

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