The Time to Modernize Your Edge is Now

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If you’ve been following Dell EMC Networking at all over the past year or so, you’ve likely heard a bit about our collaboration with VMware. In 2019, we really took this collaboration to the next level. Or perhaps you could say we took it to the edge, with the Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution powered by VMware.

This solution combines purpose-built networking appliances from Dell EMC with SD-WAN software from VMware, a dedicated Dell EMC orchestrator, and VMware Virtual Cloud Gateways—all factory-integrated for rapid deployment, seamless operations and complete SD-WAN transformation—along with a selection of flexible support options to match your business needs.

The benefits are transformational, enabling you to adapt to change, improve availability and gain better performance for your modern business applications, all while saving time and enjoying up to a 75% reduction in costs over traditional MPLS-backed WAN designs1. I could go on and on about the benefits this solution offers, but we have some great resources available to show you how Dell EMC and VMware are—together—revolutionizing the edge, and why you need SD-WAN.

What I’d like to call attention to is VMware, not that VMware needs my help—in a relatively short period of time, VMware has firmly established itself as a leader in transforming businesses across compute, cloud, networking and security and digital workspace. Everybody knows the strength of VMware’s ability to innovate and disrupt. Most importantly, customers of all sizes know the value VMware adds to their businesses, regardless of size and scale.

But did you know that VMware has been named a Leader by Gartner in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure for the second consecutive year? Among 19 vendors in the space, VMware was positioned highest for “Ability to Execute” and furthest for “Completeness of Vision2.”

VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud® enables bandwidth expansion, provides direct optimal access to cloud-based applications, and enables virtual services integration in cloud and on-premises while dramatically improving operational automation. This is a proven robust platform that employs a horizontally scalable architecture supporting an unlimited number of customers, sites, users, technologies and applications.

VMware’s recognition as a Leader by Gartner makes us at Dell EMC Networking very fortunate to combine this innovative software with our platform expertise and trusted support to help you modernize your edge infrastructure with low risk and high value. And given Gartner’s prediction that “by 2022, as a result of digital business projects, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the traditional, centralized data center or cloud3,” we think the time to modernize is now.

The Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution powered by VMware is carefully engineered to take full advantage of our combined strengths, backed by Dell EMC’s industry-leading service, support and supply chain, enabling you to modernize your edge infrastructure, and in turn, bring your entire business to the next level. This is the Better Together promise that only Dell Technologies can deliver.

Congratulations to my friends at VMware for being recognized by Gartner. But the big win here is for customers. We’re building a portfolio of solutions in partnership with VMware that accelerate your transformation, and we’re not slowing down in 2020.

Click the links below to learn more about the Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution powered by VMware.

Additional Resources

175% cost saving based on internal VMware calculation of private MPLS at $1,800/month converted to an SDWAN dual broadband configuration cost of ~$200 per month. Actual savings will vary depending on specific configurations and broadband rates.

2Source: Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, 26 November 2019, Jonathan Forest, Mike Toussaint, Neil Rickard

3Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020, 21 October 2019, David Cearley, Nick Jones, David Smith, Brian Burke, Arun Chandrasekaran, CK Lu

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