Sprint Expands 'Certainty' with VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud

February 27, 2020

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

As SD-WAN continues its transformational efforts around the globe, momentum doesn’t even describe what the space is experiencing. From new MEF standards to the ascension of SASE to front of mind, the networking world is evolving and SD-WAN is leading the way.

Today, Sprint (News - Alert) announced a global SD-WAN infrastructure expansion, extending its partnership with VMware to further leverage the VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud and augment presence of Sprint’s SD-WAN to more than 100 countries.

"Sprint and VMware have a shared vision of enabling enterprises around the world in their digital transformation journey with the best networking solutions," said Sanjay Uppal, senior vice president and general manager, VeloCloud business unit, VMware. "At VMware, we are committed to helping Sprint deliver dynamic, globally scalable WAN solutions that enable application performance, network availability, and accelerate transformation at the network edge."

With presence in North America, South America, Europe and AsiaPac, the newly announced expansion amounts to an increase of 150% in Sprint’s coverage footprint. The additions mean improved accessibility, quality and performance to the carrier’s network.  

"The management capabilities of VMware SD-WAN enable Sprint to provide a higher quality experience for our customers. Now, non-traditional, cost-effective ways of connecting are more viable," said Mike Fitz, vice president of Sprint's Global Wireline business. "Along with the promise of our Certainty network design model, Sprint is delivering a comprehensive solution that meets customer performance expectations, wherever they may be around the globe."

SD-WAN is no longer an optional undertaking. As we learned at SD-WAN Expo 2020, Organizations large and small can make good use of this up-and-coming networking technology; from managed to DIY, deployments are on the rise and it’s no secret as to why.

What’s in your WAN?

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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