AT&T SD-WAN with VMware

An AT&T solution with Dynamic Multi-path Optimization

Overview

What is AT&T SD-WAN with VMware?

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AT&T SD-WAN with VMware is a software-defined network overlay that connects enterprise sites to each other, to data centers, and to cloud-based applications for optimized delivery and application performance while simplifying operations. 

It enables enterprises to support application growth with high security, network agility and simplified branch implementations while delivering high-performance, highly reliable branch access to cloud services, private data centers and SaaS-based enterprise applications.

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Learn how SD-WAN can help your organization

World events and rapidly evolving technology needs are redefining how organizations utilize their networks. SD-WAN can help keep you connected with highly reliable, highly secure, easily managed connections. Are you ready to adapt with SD-WAN?

Benefits

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  • Scalability

    SD-WAN allows global companies to build branch connectivity in a matter of minutes from a central location

  • Application recognition and traffic prioritization 

    Recognize 3000+ critical business application signatures (e.g., Microsoft 365) with Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) for prioritization

  • Dynamic Multi-path Optimization (DMPO) 

    Steers applications to use best WAN link(s) in near-real-time, based on business policies and link quality, to offer the best user experience

  • Network visibility

    Near-real-time reporting on network performance and health via the Online Orchestrator portal

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  • Predictable and highly reliable performance 

    Latency-sensitive applications like VOIP, UCaaS, VDI benefit from the real-time remediation mechanisms (e.g. eliminates silent zones on VOIP calls and artifacts in real-time video applications)

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Why AT&T SD-WAN with VMware?

The WAN is in transition as enterprises seek to improve agility and economics and adapt to the shift of applications to the cloud.

AT&T SD-WAN with VMware offers enterprise-grade performance, security, visibility, and control over both public Internet and private networks.  SD-WAN is transport-agnostic, so you can utilize virtually any connectivity option, from broadband and LTE to MPLS and dedicated Internet, to create scalable networks. 

The offer includes Dynamic Multi-path Optimization™ (DMPO) and deep application recognition, to improve delivery and reliability. It aggregates multiple links and steers traffic over the optimal links to all your locations – branch offices, private data centers, campuses, and headquarters.  Applications are automatically recognized and steered to the optimal link(s) based on business priority and built-in knowledge of applications’ network requirements. Dynamic per-packet steering can move a session, for example a voice call, in mid-stream to avoid link degradation without any call drop or even voice quality glitch. Single, high-bandwidth flows can utilize aggregated bandwidth for faster response times.

SD-WAN Gateways

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Global SD-WAN Gateways

AT&T provides direct cloud on-ramp, by utilizing VMware’s strategically deployed global SD-WAN Gateways, for quick, secure, and high quality on-ramp to the cloud from any location. The ability to connect to the cloud over public internet links (using any device and from anywhere) is a major factor driving the adoption of SD-WAN, public internet is still best effort and comes with several performance challenges such as latency, packet loss, and inherent security risks. AT&T SD-WAN with VMware addresses these challenges by providing gateway access via a cloud point of presence (POP) nearest to the destination application which allows us to implement SD-WAN features throughout the network, from branch site to cloud, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.

As enterprise evolve to cloud and SaaS applications, the enterprise WAN will need to evolve as well to support these new and distributed workloads. However, implementing and maintaining a secure, high performing WAN that allows for efficient access to these cloud and SaaS can be costly and complex for enterprises, whether large or small. AT&T SD-WAN with VMware offers a unique approach of a cloud-hosted SD-WAN service with cloud-based gateways that complements branch deployments that provides connectivity for cloud and SaaS applications while eliminating the challenges of deploying and maintaining SD-WAN appliances in the cloud.

Solution components

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The Edge

Delivered as either a hardware appliance or virtual instance, VMware SD-WAN Edges provide highly secure connectivity to private, public, and hybrid applications, as well as compute and virtualized services.

Orchestrator

Enables one-click provisioning of virtual services in the branch, the cloud, or the enterprise data center.

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