At the recently concluded Mobile World Congress 2023, VMware announced it is delivering new and enhanced remote worker/device connectivity and intelligent wireless capabilities to its SD-WAN and SASE customers.
Expanded SD-WAN offering
By building a unique virtual overlay network on top of an underlying transport(s), VMware SD-WAN enhances application reliability by responding to wireless or wired network issues in milliseconds – a requirement for Over The Top (OTT) applications.
VMware SD-WAN and SASE support a wide range of transport services including LTE/3G, satellite transport and wired transport options like MPLS and broadband allowing for greater flexibility in WAN connectivity.
With VMware SD-WAN, customers can use any of these transport services as real-world tests have shown VMware SD-WAN can provide more than 40% improvement in quality of experience (QoE) for voice and video applications when using satellite and cellular, per VMware internal testing.
The platform enables higher network utilisation through adaptive thresholds designed from real-world learnings from more than 100,000 cellular and satellite connections used today by VMware customers.
These enhancements set the direction for management plane APIs and AIOps integration with 5G carrier platforms to support advanced service customizations using network slicing and RIC integration, allowing service providers to better address the WAN demands of enterprises.
VMware SD-WAN and SASE will enhance connectivity, compute, and intelligence in rapidly evolving edge use cases with the help of VMware Private Mobile Network.