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VMware Positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure

PALO ALTO, Calif. – September 28, 2023 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced that it has been positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure 2023 Vendor Assessment (doc #US50471623, September 2023). VMware was previously named a Leader in the 2021 IDC MarketScape for Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure vendor assessment.

VMware’s SD-WAN platform was recognized for several strengths including its up-and-coming cloud-based security tools portfolio, management tool integrations, work-from-home services, and integrated network visibility and analytics solutions. The report states, “VMware's SD-WAN has integrations with a variety of other management tools from VMware, which make VMware's SD-WAN a strong choice for VMware customers and gives the company significant opportunity to expand its SD-WAN customer base.”

“We’ve evolved VMware SD-WAN to provide enterprises more flexibility and efficiency as they navigate their cloud, hybrid work, and edge journeys,” said Abe Ankumah, vice president and general manager, SD-WAN and SASE, VMware. “We’re pleased to be named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape report as we believe it’s a testament to our commitment to providing our customers with ubiquitous and reliable connectivity to users and devices everywhere.”

Enhanced Orchestration Capabilities for the Software-Defined Edge
Built with the idea that the cloud is the network, VMware SD-WAN is focused on multi-cloud and SaaS connectivity, hybrid worker connectivity, and edge-native applications. According to the IDC MarketScape, “VMware SD-WAN provides a transport independent overlay that can work across any combination of circuits. It can dynamically optimize traffic over multiple links, enabling secure (encrypted) connectivity to enterprise data centers, public SaaS & IaaS clouds, as well as remote and hybrid workers.”

VMware SD-WAN’s new management platform, VMware Edge Cloud Orchestrator (formerly VMware SASE Orchestrator), provides a cloud-delivered, multi-tenant, multi-tiered, single-pane of glass for network, security, analytics, and AIOps capabilities. In addition to supporting SD-WAN, the management interface also supports VMware’s SASE services (SD-WAN, SD-Access, Secure Access, Cloud Web Security, and Edge Network Intelligence).

At VMware Explore 2023 Las Vegas, VMware announced the new VMware Edge Cloud Orchestrator capabilities to help customers plan, deploy, run, visualize, and manage their edge environments in a friction-free manner – allowing them to run edge-native applications focused on business outcomes. The VMware Edge Cloud Orchestrator will deliver holistic edge management by providing a single console to manage edge compute infrastructure, networking, and security. VMware Edge Cloud Orchestrator is key enabler of VMware’s software-defined edge – a distributed digital infrastructure that runs workloads and edge native applications across a number of locations, close to endpoints that are producing and consuming data.

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About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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