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Inaugural 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure and VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud

Congratulations to the VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud team for its recognition as a Leader in the first Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure! The report is the first Magic Quadrant that includes evaluation of SD-WAN vendors and to be named a leader with the position furthest on Completeness of Vision is quite an honor.

VeloCloud, now part of VMware, began with the idea to remedy branch networking issues because the networks of yesterday were optimized to haul traffic back to the datacenter, not to the cloud where applications of today are housed. SD-WAN has solved for this issue amongst a plethora of others, becoming a technology disruptor in a way that nothing else has been in decades.

SD-WAN has, in a very short period of time, transitioned from a networking “nice-to-have” to a necessary component of the network infrastructure.  We’re excited to have Gartner recognize another key component of our rapidly growing networking portfolio and integral product in the VMware Virtual Cloud Network vision to provide the connectivity across cloud, data center, branches, end user, and applications regardless of where they will be used.


To download the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant on WAN Edge Infrastructure, click here.

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Networking’s Future, Not Networking’s Past 

VMware Continues as a Visionary in 2018 Gartner Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant  

We are excited to announce that for the fifth year in a row, VMware has achieved the position of visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking, which is defined as…understanding where the data center market is going and having a vision for changing market rules.

Five Years! That’s a long time in technology! During that time, we’ve all seen the rise of public cloud providers and massive shifts in cloud constructs and cloud management platforms.  Application development trends have gone from monolith to virtual machines to containers and micro-services to serverless functions and events.  Application components are getting smaller, datacenter edges are disappearing, management platforms are becoming more flexible and the basic requirements of networking and security have remained the same…connect and protect applications and data.  Only applications and data are now constantly changing with agile development practices and multi-cloud strategies…and the VMware networking portfolio is evolving to make sure they stay connected and protected!

For evidence, look at our recently announced vision for the Virtual Cloud Network.

The foundation of that vision for a networking industry transition to software was started by VMware with virtual switching, expanded into the data center with the groundbreaking VMware NSX network virtualization platform, and is now powering software-based networks from data center to cloud to branch to edge for our enterprise and service provider customers.  We’ve led this transition by defining network virtualization; by creating an entire industry movement around micro-segmentation; and by continually evolving NSX capabilities to provide advanced Continue reading