PT&T, VMware sign partnership
By: Darwin G. Amojelar
October 25, 2020
Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. teamed up with US-based VMware Inc. to offer a technology that would help enterprises manage their bandwidth usage.
PT&T said VMware r SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) solution is the perfect complement to its connectivity offerings, as SD-WAN improves network quality and application performance, and simplifies support and troubleshooting.
“The inclusion of VMware SD-WAN in our product portfolio further strengthens the lineup of core business solutions aimed at continuously providing value added services to our customers,” said Ella Mae Ortega, PT&T general manager for IT services and large enterprise.
Touted as the next big thing in multi-site interconnect technology, SD-WAN works by automating network discovery and configuration, and redirecting network traffic to the most reliable links. Some solutions also add security capabilities to enable optimally protected traffic.
“VMware is very pleased to work with PT&T to serve enterprises in the region,” said Sasha Emmerling, senior director of marketing of Vmware.“While we in VMware strive to build and market world-class solutions, it is very important to have a trusted and capable local service provider like PT&T who understands the specific needs of enterprise and institutional customers in the Philippines,” she said.
VMware SD-WAN is characterized by a unique feature termed Dynamic Multipath Optimization where multiple WAN links can be simultaneously utilized and on-demand remediation can be applied even on a single link to enable the best user experience.
If any of the WAN paths encounters issues, it dynamically “steers” traffic to the best available route and also remediates links as needed. VMware SD-WAN’s zero touch provisioning feature helps eliminate the need for manual configuration of devices, giving users a truly plug and play experience.
VMware SD-WAN is a foundational component of VMware Secure Access Service Edge platform which converges network services with best-in-class cloud security and Zero Trust Network Access to deliver flexibility, agility and scalability for enterprises of all sizes.
VMware and VMware SD-WAN are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.
PT&T offers fiber internet and IT solutions to enterprise clients and holds a 25-year franchise to establish, maintain and operate both wired and wireless telecommunications systems for domestic and international communication in the country.
News source: Manila Standard