Announces Virtual Cloud Network to deliver an end-to-end software-defined network architecture with intrinsic security for apps across Data Center, Branch, Cloud, and Edge
THE PHILIPPINES – June 28, 2018 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, unveiled its vision for the future of networking at its annual Evolve Forum in Manila. The company launched the Virtual Cloud Network, a new network approach that will empower businesses in the Philippines to achieve their digital transformation goals by unlocking value from today’s networking technologies amidst an increasingly complex environment.
Organizations in the Philippines are embarking on digital transformation journeys to create better experiences for customers, clients, and employees, and achieve better business outcomes. This is also driven by the increasing end-user connectivity, with over 50 million people accessing the internet in the Philippines, projected to grow to 57.84 million in 2022. Likewise, the mobile penetration rate is growing at the rate of 1.5x (or 30 million users) annually - from 101 million mobile subscriptions to a total of 119 million with a penetration rate of 117%.
In view of this, as organizations strive to offer more touchpoints across different devices, there are increased networking and security complexities as they move from centralized data centers to hyper distributed applications and centers of data at the edge.
To this end, the network must evolve to deliver an everything-to-everything connected architecture across private data centers, public clouds, telecommunications networks, branches, and endpoints. They must also deliver multi-cloud networking, security, and management capabilities that provide a common operating model from the data center to the cloud to the branch.
“Everything of value is connected to the network, and this is accelerated through the increasing use of IoT, 5G, AI, and other emerging technologies as users connect not only through their desktop and laptop computers, but also via mobile devices. To be future-ready and leverage this opportunity, businesses in the Philippines need to be equipped with the right network foundation,” said Sanjay K. Deshmukh, vice president and managing director, SEAK, VMware.
“A digital foundation built on VMware enables organizations to flex and harness new technology at the speed which it evolves without disrupting business operations. Today, I’m very excited to announce the software-defined Virtual Cloud Network, a new network approach for the next 20 years that will provide organizations with robust and more secure connectivity,” said Deshmukh.
Virtual Cloud Network: A New Network Approach
With applications and data now residing everywhere, companies can no longer rely solely on a hardware-based network deployed inside their data center to run their business. With a Virtual Cloud Network, businesses will be able to create an end-to-end software-based network architecture that delivers services to applications and data, wherever they are located.
The Virtual Cloud Network will operate at global scale from edge to edge and deliver consistent, pervasive connectivity and intrinsic security for apps and data, independent of underlying physical infrastructure or location.
VMware Advances Business Transformation with Networking and Security in Software
In order to support a secure network intrinsicly, VMware announced the VMware NSX networking and security portfolio which provides a common operating environment for customers to connect, secure and operate a Virtual Cloud Network. The portfolio enables consistent, pervasive connectivity and intrinsic security for apps and data across software-defined data center, branch, cloud, and telco environments. Customers will be able to manage consistent networking and intrinsic security across private data centers, AWS, Azure, and IBM Cloud.
The VMware NSX networking and security portfolio includes:
VMware NSX Data Center, one of the industry’s most widely deployed network virtualization platform for the enterprise data center, adopted by more than 4,500 customers globally.
VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud, the industry-leading Software-Defined Wide Area Networking solution that combines the economics and flexibility of the best real-time network overlay with the deployment speed, scale and automation of cloud-delivered services.
VMware NSX Cloud provides consistent networking and intrinsic security for applications running in both private VMware-based data centers and natively in public clouds.
VMware NSX Hybrid Connect enables customers to solve one of the biggest challenges with hybrid cloud– consistent networking.
“Powerful applications are now critical in sharpening a business’ competitive edge or boosting the quality of public sector services. As the Philippines progresses on its digital strategic plan and smart city vision, we are committed to equipping organizations in the Philippines with the right tools to better innovate and deliver, manage, secure, and connect apps to users and data, wherever they may be,” said Victor Silvino, Country Manager, VMware Philippines.
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, this year VMware celebrates twenty years of breakthrough innovation benefiting business and society. For more information, please visit https://www.vmware.com/company.html.
VMware, NSX, NSX Data Center, NSX SD-WAN, VeloCloud, NSX Cloud, and Hybrid Connect are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.
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