VMware SD-WAN

VMware SD-WAN

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VMware SD-WAN (VeloCloud)

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Great product

9 out of 10
November 08, 2019
We resell this product and it's part of our portfolio.
I usually recommend it for low-budget companies that want to move to an SD-WAN …
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What is VMware SD-WAN?

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud aims to deliver high-performance, reliable branch access to cloud services, private data centers, and SaaS-based enterprise applications. It is based on the services of the former VeloCloud, acquired by VMware in 2018.

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What is VMware SD-WAN?

The VMware SD-WAN solution consists of hosted or on-premises cloud gateways; branch office appliances and data center appliances; a central orchestrator to automate policies; and virtual services insertion capabilities.

VMware SD-WAN Edge

Enterprise-class appliances to provide secure, optimized connectivity to applications anywhere, on and off cloud. VMware SD-WAN Edge software is zero touch provisioned for a secure, optimized connectivity to applications and data. The VMware SD-WAN Edge with VMware SD-WAN Dynamic Multipath Optimization™ (DMPO) and deep application recognition aggregates multiple links and steers traffic over optimal links to other VMware SD-WAN Edges in branch offices, private data centers, campuses, and headquarters.

They can integrate with the existing network via routing protocols and benefit from dynamic learning and automation. VMware SD-WAN Edges deliver highly available deployment with a redundancy protocol. They can host virtual network function (VNF) services simplifying branch office deployments of network services. The VMware SD-WAN Edge is available in different form factors: hardware-based appliance, a virtual appliance, on the cloud marketplaces and a virtual machine (VM) on a server or as a VNF.

VMware SD-WAN Gateways

VMware SD-WAN Gateways optimize data paths to all applications, branches, and data centers along with the ability to deliver network services to and from the cloud. A distributed network of gateways, deployed around the world or on-premises at service providers, provide scalability, redundancy, and on-demand flexibility.

VMware SD-WAN Gateways implement DMPO, cloud virtual private network (VPN), and VMware SD-WAN Multisource Inbound Quality of Service between global cloud services (software as a service (Saas), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), network services) and each VMware SD-WAN Edge, enabling multiple broadband and private leased lines to appear as a single, high-performance WAN.

VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator

A cloud-hosted or on-premises secure and scalable web-based central management tool provides simplified configuration, provisioning, monitoring, fault management, logging, and reporting. The VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator enables the simple implementation of business-based policies for application delivery, simplifying application traffic management. Using VMware SD-WAN’s zero touch deployment capability, VMware SD-WAN can be quickly installed. The VMware SD-WAN Edge is shipped to the branch office where non-IT personnel can plug in power and a few cables. Activation, configuration, and ongoing management are all handled in the VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator.

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What is VMware SD-WAN?

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud aims to deliver high-performance, reliable branch access to cloud services, private data centers, and SaaS-based enterprise applications. It is based on the services of the former VeloCloud, acquired by VMware in 2018.

What is VMware SD-WAN's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.4.

Who uses VMware SD-WAN?

The most common users of VMware SD-WAN are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Telecommunications industry.

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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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We utilize SDWAN to aggregate our 17 branch locations together to provide consistent and reliable connections for business applications.
This has provided an enhanced level of response with real time applications and allowed for seamless failover between the different connections deployed. VeloCloud's SDWAN allows for detailed real time information of aggregated links.
  • Displays real time link information and utilization statistics.
  • Allows for configuration and troubleshooting through the portal.
  • Intuitive graphical design displays easy to read statistics for QoE.
  • Some of the settings and configurations aren't as intuitive as desired.
  • The layout of the UI could be improved for better dashboard experience.
  • Ability to have more than one site/destination up at a time to compare traffic between links.
VMware SD WAN is a great solution for tying multiple locations together that are not physically located close. The link aggregation used in the technology allows for quicker failover to redundant connections, which makes the surface traffic seem to be uninterrupted. If planning to connect multiple locations while utilizing the existing internet, Veloclouds SDWAN provides stable and accurate aggregation of connections that provide a good sense of stability for the price.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
We used VeloCloud to replace our MPLS environment where having Cisco routers wouldn't support SD-WAN a few years back. VeloCloud was ahead of the game when making the decision to redesign our networking infrastructure. They truly continue to make constant improvements with cloud based upgrades and played a major role in our ability to adapt to the work from home environment this past year. Having multiple public circuits and quickly standing up an office has also played a major role in our growth. Their documentation is also robust and very easy to understand. Their support for APIs is also a big factor when integrating with our monitoring solution.
  • Direct cloud access.
  • Scalable growth for network infrastructure.
  • Flexible control over application data flows.
  • Reporting could use some improvement.
  • Monitoring insights.
VeloCloud was the #1 choice out of various POCs performed when migrating off of MPLS into an ADI/public internet circuit environment. Their ability to also be top of rack with certain software vendors played a major role in improving user experience. Their dynamic DMPO and circuit load balancing can cause some challenges when working with other entities that use a static whitelisting service for access to resources.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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We are in the process of deploying VeloCloud as a means of replacing MPLS circuits at each of our branch locations. Due to the way VeloCloud continuously evaluates the quality of our internet connections, it automatically picks the best internet connection to route our latency sensitive applications over. By deploying such an effective tool, are able to save tens of thousands of dollars per month by eliminating more expensive solutions.
  • VeloCloud is excellent at automatically choosing the best internet connection based on speed and quality.
  • It provides a web based interface allows all our connections to be managed from anywhere in the world.
  • Because VMware has a strong history in networking and is a name I can trust, we are able to confidently invest in their technology.
  • The learning curve of deploying VeloCloud is steep, so unless you're a networking expert, the initial setup might be over your head.
  • I think they may be able to improve their web interface to provide a better user interface.
  • I've experienced a couple of interesting bugs which have required reboots to resolve.
Using VeloCloud is best suited when you have multiple internet connections of a similar caliber. The reason for this is because VeloCloud's main purpose is to provide the best connection when using multiple internet circuits. If you don't, it's a waste of money. I also like it because our ISP supports VeloCloud, and they have a department to help us make changes.
There are still some glitches that need to be worked out. As an example, I rebooted a device at one of our branch locations and it just died. That should never have happened, and I've only seen this happen when a company needs to improve hardware on some of their lower-end models.
November 08, 2019

Great product

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
We resell this product and it's part of our portfolio.
I usually recommend it for low-budget companies that want to move to an SD-WAN network.
  • It's a plug and play SD-WAN.
  • Easy to manage.
  • Amount of tunnels that you can have.
  • WAN optimization.
  • Logistics.
Companies with a low budget looking to move into an SD-WAN network.
Its good.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We configure, deploy and manage multiple customers using the Velocloud solution. This device has hit the problem of cost on an MPLS circuit head-on, by providing the mechanism required to create secure transport between your sites.
  • Ease of setup: after unpacking the device, you can have your VC appliance up and running within minutes.
  • Now that VMWare owns the Velocloud solution, I believe that they will be able to invest in the product to say fresh and ahead of the competition.
  • The technical support is one of the best I have ever interacted with and continue to follow up until the issue is resolved.
  • They need to be a little clearer when it comes to licensing. And from the orchestrator, I should be able to see what licenses I currently have associated with every device and their expiration dates.
  • I feel even though a VM firewall can be added to a specific appliance, a full UTM firewall built within the solution would be great.
The Velocloud solution is best suited for customers who have a large number of sites that all connect back to a data center or the cloud (AWS, Azure, etc). Customers who have been paying a premium price for MPLS due to the security it provides. This also fits with customers who have locations that need to securely communicate with each other.
Because it does not have a true UTM firewall built-in.