Monday, 14 December 2020 06:24

Optus signs deal to sell VMware's SD-WAN technology

Optus signs deal to sell VMware's SD-WAN technology Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Australia's second biggest telco Optus has joined with cloud, networking and security provider VMware to offer the latter's SD-WAN technology to Australian businesses.

The VMware solution works across both fixed and wireless connectivity, a statement from Optus said, claiming that this would more choice in working.

Optus Enterprise vice-president of Product Innovation Deon Liebenberg said: “Our exciting partnership with VMware is part of Optus Enterprise’s strategy to work with global leaders to provide our enterprise customers with a greater choice of digital networking solutions fit for their unique needs.

"VMware Dynamic Multipath Optimisation, a key VMware SD-WAN capability, offers our enterprise customers an improved experience with the ability to measure live network conditions and react with a diverse range of processes to maximise performance.

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“The service will also enhance user experiences across common business tools, such as Microsoft 365 and Amazon Web Services-delivered cloud services.

"By combining Optus’ strong 4G and 5G network with VMware SD-WAN, we look forward to enabling transformative cloud access and mobile experience, particularly for branch and home users.”

Ron Longo, vice-president Worldwide Service Provider Sales, VMware, said: “VMware SD-WAN is a foundational component of the VMware Secure Access Service Edge platform and offers operational simplicity and more secure access in an increasingly ‘work from anywhere’ environment.

"It delivers a great customer experience and a cost-efficient way for businesses to improve their network performance, experience and security.

"We’re thrilled to strengthen our relationship with Optus to reduce network complexity and give IT teams more time to focus on other business challenges and drive innovation and strategic outcomes across their business.”

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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