Officially Announced: Hughes and VeloCloud Partner, Bringing Together Two Market Leaders to Deliver Managed SD-WAN to Distributed Enterprises


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.

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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

3.     Fortinet

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.


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Jeff Bradbury works across markets to help distributed organizations identify trends that are driving digital transformation and adopt technologies critical to connecting their customers, employees, and locations. Follow Jeff Bradbury on LinkedIn and Twitter @TechXformation.