offered SD-WAN in the future to successfully have network agility and application growth, whilst still delivering high performance with secure and reliable access to cloud services and private data centres.
Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, said: “With the addition of VeloCloud’s industry-leading SD-WAN technology, we will be able to extend the VMware NSX approach of automated, secure, and infrastructure-independent networking to the WAN.”
Additionally, in a blog post VMware’s VP of telco NFV Gabriele Di Piazza said that the aim of the acquisition is till build deeper partnerships with services providers.
Acquiring VeloCloud will help VMware develop their partnerships with service providers further, because the acquisition will enable VMware to help providers increase both revenue and service innovation.
This will be achieved by delivering flexible, high performance networks with an intelligent edge creating multiple services to meet the needs of customers.
Furthermore, the acquisition will allow VMware to expand its network visualisation platform from the data centre to network edge.
It is arguable that VMware is extending its portfolio further by acquiring VeloCloud to keep ahead of competition in the market, such as Cisco, that has also heavily invested in cloud-based services on top of the core networking business.
Finalised numbers and agreements of the acquisition are expected to close at the end of VMware’s fiscal 4Q in 2018.
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