Officially Announced: Hughes and VeloCloud Partner, Bringing Together Two Market Leaders to Deliver Managed SD-WAN to Distributed Enterprises December 18, 2019 Jeff Bradbury SD-WAN , Networking false 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. WANsform Your Enterprise Before you can transform customer experience, you must WANsform your enterprise. Learn how Hughes Managed SD-WAN is enabling digital transformation and achieving real results. MPLS vs. SD-WAN Why SD-WAN? WiFi Analytics: Insight Every Step of the Way Digital Signage Solutions: Engagement Starts Here SD-WAN Appliance: 4860 is SD-WAN transformation in a box 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. About the Author 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. Categories See All SD-WAN (54) Networking (26) Retail Technology (20) EMV (11) Managed Security (11) Managed Services (8) SASE (8) Conference (7) Digital Media (5) Edge Computing (5) WiFi Analytics (4) SCS (1) Popular Blogs Hughes Scores Highest: Why the Gartner Critical Capabilities Study is So InformativeFeb 16, 2021 Retail’s COVID-19 Technology ChallengesFeb 19, 2021 The Outdoor EMV C-store Cybersecurity Gap Feb 22, 2021 The Technology Problem in FranchisingFeb 22, 2021 Rebuilding Trust between Franchisors and FranchiseesFeb 25, 2021 Related Posts See All The Battle of Bandwidth: MPLS vs. SD-WAN May 11, 2021 Simplifying Hybrid Cloud Connectivity May 07, 2021 Hughes Scores Highest: Why the Gartner Critical Capabilities Study is So Informative Jeff Bradbury February 16, 2021 A Half Century Connecting the World January 26, 2021 Digital Transformation is in High Gear Going into 2021 Mike Tippets, Vice President, Enterprise Marketing January 22, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.