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The Evolution of SD-WAN as a Platform

Enterprises are transforming their business to stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing digital world and IT must keep pace with these evolving business requirements. Enterprise WAN is no exception--enterprise IT must transform the WAN edge to be the cloud and compute edge, to ensure end-to-end application performance and continuity, and to do all of this and more in an agile, scalable, secure and cost-effective fashion.

SD-WAN has emerged as the enabler of WAN transformation. It has quickly evolved in a few short years from a connectivity infrastructure to a services platform. An ideal SD-WAN platform must encompass built-in and extensible security, support services such as analytics and application performance monitoring, an optimized migration path to a hybrid/multi-cloud strategy, and much more.

Join this webinar to learn more about the vision and evolution of SD-WAN as a platform, and why VMware is the undisputed leader to deliver this vision. Steve Woo, senior director of product and co-founder of VeloCloud, now part of VMware, will share his insights based on years of experience in the SD-WAN space.
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