Over the Wire Partners with VMware to Deliver Managed SD-WAN Services in Australia

Over the Wire Group (ASX: OTW), an Australian telecoms managed services provider, today announced a partnership with VMware, a leader in the fast-growing SD-WAN segment as measured by industry analysts.  The partnership is key to Over the Wire’s vision of simplifying their customers’ journey to the cloud.

The VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud service supports inherent security in network agility, intelligently adapting to changing business priorities, such as the mass shift to home working necessitated by Covid-19. At the same time, VMware provides optimised access to public cloud services through its system of gateways, and to private/hybrid data centres and the enterprise applications hosted there.

“Many of our clients today are operating in complex hybrid technology environments,” says Scott Smith, CEO. “They are undertaking their own, unique digital transformation journeys and looking to their partners to help them leverage technology for business success.”

As a provider of SD-WAN, Over the Wire can now complement its investment in a national data network, launching a hybrid WAN service. VMware provides customers with an SD-WAN delivery model that leverages any underlay network technology, including the core MPLS network combined with ‘Over The Top’ connections where required – an excellent outcome for businesses with, for example, a combination of state head offices and a branch network, for example in Retail and Health. VMware delivers increased flexibility to customers through elastic access, improving performance for cloud applications at the edge – all via a zero-touch deployment and operations model.

As a network aggregator and now a VMware SD-WAN Service Provider, Over the Wire is investing heavily in managed SD-WAN solutions. Combined with its cloud voice fabric NetSIP, managed VMware SD-WAN is a robust application for business, delivering virtual quality of service through intelligent link optimisation.

Both Enterprises and Service Providers benefit from Over the Wire’s multi-tenant cloud gateway architecture and the ability to support real-time applications over private, broadband and wireless links. VMware and Over the Wire’s partnership provides increased flexibility for customers seeking to deliver performance, reliability and security across the Enterprise, over the Internet and to the cloud.

Adoption of cloud computing by businesses around the world has accelerated dramatically. As more mission-critical applications move to the cloud, reliability and performance of such applications is fundamental to the growth of businesses.

Today’s distributed enterprises struggle with application performance and WAN complexity at their branch offices. VMware SD-WAN automates branch deployment and ongoing management, enables performance to cloud and enterprise applications and enables IT departments to roll out branch offices virtually by uniquely using the cloud as the WAN. Rapid deployment – while fixed connections are being installed – and branch resilience are possible using 4G/5G technology.

“Over the Wire aims to provide connectivity and collaboration using cloud solutions that will free customers from the burden of investing in hardware solutions,” said Scott Smith, CEO. “VMware is at the core of this initiative. By combining VMware SD-WAN with Over the Wire’s national voice and data network, customers can easily transform their business using a next-generation branch network that combines intrinsic security and performance with a simple, centralised and abstracted management layer. This will help them adapt to changing business and network conditions.”

“We are pleased to collaborate with Over the Wire,” said Ron Longo, vice president worldwide service provider sales, VMware. “Over the Wire has an enviable pedigree in delivering reliable managed voice and data network solutions – and great customer experience. Together, we will provide businesses with what they need for simple, scalable and cost-effective cloud networking.”

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