Well, the big news is finally out. We’ve been hinting at it for a while, but now it is official…Hughes has partnered with VMware to bring its VMware SD-WAN powered by VeloCloud platform into our Managed SD-WAN portfolio. Read the official announcement here.
We are extremely excited about this latest addition to our portfolio. Anytime you can add a clear market leader to your solution set is a bit positive, and VeloCloud consistently tops SD-WAN review lists. From a pure capabilities perspective, the addition of VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud to the HughesON portfolio gives enterprise customers a platform option that includes support for multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), cloud on-ramp services, architectural flexibility, and native ability for Voice over IP (VoIP) optimization on both wired and wireless broadband networks.
Further, VeloCloud can be deployed via a cloud-hosted, on premises, or hybrid model, providing greater flexibility to customers for both deployment and resource allocation options. Lastly, the VeloCloud cloud-hosted gateways provide a ubiquitous SD-WAN gateway infrastructure accessible by anyone, providing efficient network access to both the SD-WAN capabilities and cloud application on-ramps, including for global enterprises operating sites outside of North America.
From a market perspective, the addition of the VeloCloud platform creates the broadest portfolio of SD-WAN platforms available from any single service provider. This is critical from the Hughes perspective, because not every SD-WAN platform fits all businesses. Having a selection of options, chosen to fit different market needs, allows customers to choose the best fitting platform depending on their business needs.
The HughesON Managed SD-WAN portfolio includes:
1. Hughes HR4860 Secure SD-WAN Gateway
2. VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud
4. Cisco Meraki
With our portfolio, the HughesON Managed SD-WAN solution scales from just a few sites with limited SD-WAN requirements to many thousands of sites requiring very sophisticated advanced networking and application performance optimization. This truly is a unique portfolio within the Managed SD-WAN market and sets HughesON up as the one stop shop for any organization investigating SD-WAN.