Verizon Business adds VMware SD-WAN to its managed services

Verizon Business adds VMware SD-WAN to its managed services

Andy Patrizio is a freelance technology writer based in Orange County, California. He has written for numerous publications, ranging from Tom’s Guide to Wired to Dr. Dobbs Journal.

New services from Verizon are specifically designed around supporting edge networks.

Verizon Business has added VMware to its managed-SD-WAN portfolio as part of its Network as a Service (NaaS) strategy. To see also : SmartStream’s Managed Services: Joining the Dots and Responding to Clients’ Demands. Verizon made the announcement at the Mobile World Conference event in Barcelona.

Verizon’s Managed SD-WAN is designed for hybrid-cloud environments and leverages scalability to ensure that customer data takes the right path to its destination. This allows consumers to use their private network for demanding, sensitive transactions while sending critical information to on social media.

VMware SD-WAN features policy configuration, monitoring, reporting, and analysis through the Verizon Enterprise Center. SD WAN gateway with controller is also offered. VMware Gateways are located around the world to provide high -performance, low -latency connectivity to retail devices.

Verizon says it will use the VMware SD-WAN Edge to set up policies that are being pushed by developers to end-to-end devices.

“The next generation of modern applications will be running at the end and developers will need to update their core networks to support them … By adding this solution to its SD-WAN portfolio, Verizon is satisfies the transformation of its business customers at the edge, ”Craig Connors, vice president and CEO of VMware’s SASE business, said in a statement.

VMware has been offering SD-WAN as part of its Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) package since 2020. Last year it announced partnerships with Versa and Zscaler. For its part, Verizon also has SD-WAN agreements with Cisco and Fortinet. And Verizon isn’t the only legacy being pushed into SASE and SD-WAN. Last summer, Comcast acquired leading SD-WAN provider Masergy, which gave Comcast a major boost in the market.

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Andy Patrizio is a freelance writer based in southern California who has covered the computer business for 20 years and built all the x86 PCs he owned, not including the laptop.

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