At Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2023, VMware presented their newest SD-WAN Client solution. Prior to a general availability launch in Q1 2024, select customers and partners will be able to evaluate its features and use cases. This announcement is just the latest example of how VMware continues to upgrade and improve upon the products that they offer, this time in order to better serve remote workers and IoT devices. The company has acquired Ananda Networks in order to accelerate the development of the new product. The SD-WAN Client is designed to provide zero trust security, resiliency as well as simplifying VPN management. It also opens up various channel sales opportunities for resellers and managed service providers who can then provide it as a service on behalf of enterprises. Intel and VMware have partnered together to enable 5G connectivity for SD-WAN edge devices across a broad range of use cases such as moving vehicles, ATMs, and IoT devices. This small form factor solution utilizes Intel’s Atom processor C series so that it can be used at smaller branches or locations where spacing may be limited.
The 5G technology promises improved coverage, faster connection times, bigger speeds, greater power efficiency and lower costs compared with 4G LTE solutions due to its scalable architecture which allows businesses to easily expand their network capabilities according to their needs without incurring additional costs or wasting resources on unnecessary hardware installations. Enterprises should also appreciate how utilizing 5G would give them more granular control over how much data they’re using while reducing latency with low latency connections enabling real time applications such as video streaming or gaming without lag issues. We look forward to seeing how all these features will come together when VMware’s SD-WAN Client finally launches in Q1 2024; until then we’ll need more information before knowing exactly how this revolutionary technology could potentially change the way networks are deployed around the world for good.
The benefits of VMware’s SD-WAN Client solution extend beyond improved 5G performance to include the ability to quickly and easily provision networks, providing enhanced data security and better manageability. The platform also uses policy-based automation that allows network administrators to set up segmented networks in order to control who can access which resources and protect sensitive information. Additionally, it provides the ability to easily provision new branches without having to manually configure or deploy hardware, which saves time and money while ensuring consistent performance across all sites. With Intel‘s 5G technology backing up VMware’s SD-WAN Client solution, enterprises can look forward to improved network performance and greater control over their networks in the near future.