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VeloCloud Overview

Palo Alto, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
VeloCloud, now part of VMware, is a SD-WAN market leader. VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud is a key component of the Virtual Cloud Network and enables customers extend consistent networking and security policies from the data center to the branch to the cloud. For more information ... Read more

Mission: We strive to provide uninterrupted network connectivity between the cloud, data center, and edge to deliver optimized application performance for enterprises, customers, employees, and all partners for a stellar user experience. Our people are the heart of our team, working ... Read more

VeloCloud – Why Work For Us?

Why VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud?

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud enables enterprises to securely support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch implementations while delivering high-performance, reliable branch access to cloud services, private data centers and SaaS-based enterprise applications.

Alignment with VMware Vision

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud is built on the principles and flexibility of SDN, and expands VMware’s virtualization vision and networking portfolio even further to address end-to-end automation, application continuity, branch transformation, and security from the data center to cloud to the edge.

VeloCloud’s culture is focused on learning fast in an environment built on trust. We encourage diversity in thought and action and celebrate the myriad of hobbies and interests that our employees pursue. We are looking for passionate people to join our team. Come Learn with Us™.

“‘Learn Fast, Trust One Another and Have Fun’ is the embodiment of the culture within VeloCloud. Our team of VeloCloudians is from all parts of the world and has the most diverse set of interests, from extreme snowboarding to baking artisan French bread. We salute and encourage the diverse interests both at and outside of work." - Sanjay Uppal

VMware Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure

October 23, 2018

VMware Placed Furthest for Completeness of Vision within this inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant comprised of 20 vendors 

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced that it has been recognized, as a Leader in the inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure(1). The report, profiling 20 vendors, recognized VMware as a Leader in both ability to execute and completeness of vision, and VMware’s position was placed furthest for completeness of vision. Download a complimentary copy of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant here.

“VeloCloud, now part of VMware, began with the idea of transforming branch networking. With VMware NSX SD-WAN, customers are finally able to rethink their WAN, adopting a software-defined approach that supports better connectivity, lower costs, increased efficiency, and the ability to execute technology initiatives that the networks of yesterday were unable to sustain,” said Sanjay Uppal, vice president and general manager, VeloCloud Business Unit, VMware. “We believe this recognition validates VMware’s vision of the Virtual Cloud Network for delivering pervasive connectivity and intrinsic security to applications, data and users wherever they are located, and further solidifies VMware as a leader in driving the evolution towards software-based networking.”

VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud enables simple, agile and more secure branch connectivity. NSX SD-WAN combines the economics and flexibility of a real-time network overlay with the deployment speed, scale and automation of cloud-delivered services. With NSX SD-WAN, organizations of all sizes and in any industry can support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch implementations, and optimize access to cloud data centers and SaaS applications. NSX SD-WAN is available as a service or as an on-premises software solution directly from VMware or from a network of service providers worldwide.

NSX SD-WAN is a powerful branch and edge connectivity platform that helps enterprises connect any location across a heterogeneous, complex network with zero-touch deployment. The NSX SD-WAN platform enables partners to use the extensible NSX SD-WAN Technology Partner SD-WAN API (orchestration, control & data) and SDK, along with the NSX SD-WAN VNF framework, to seamlessly integrate best-in-class services and solutions for security, advanced analytics and even AI capabilities. NSX SD-WAN supports direct integration with AWS, Check Point, Forcepoint, Fortinet, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Security, Microsoft Azure and Office365, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, Zscaler, and more. Additionally, as massive amounts of compute power is deployed in factories and farms, homes and automobiles, oil rigs and cruise ships, these disparate islands of data at the edge must be connected. NSX SD-WAN delivers this connectivity in a simple and powerful way while enabling the branch and edge to operate in a more cloud and “as a service” way.

About the Virtual Cloud Network

The Virtual Cloud Network is VMware’s vision for empowering customers to create a digital business fabric for connecting and protecting applications, data, and users across the entire network in a hyper-distributed world, With a Virtual Cloud Network, customers can create an end-to-end software-based network architecture that delivers services to applications and data at global scale from edge to edge, with consistent, pervasive connectivity and intrinsic security for apps and data independent of underlying physical infrastructure or location. NSX SD-WAN provides a common operating environment that extends the Virtual Cloud Network across branch, cloud and telco environments. With the VMware NSX portfolio, customers can deliver consistent networking and security across private data centers, AWS, Azure, and IBM Cloud, and with advanced support for traditional and modern application frameworks.

Customer and Partner Commentary

“At Hall and Prior, we’re leading the way in delivering high-quality aged care across Australia,” said Dan Beeston, IT Manager for Hall & Prior Aged Care. “Our ability to connect and protect our key applications and a range of users across our environment is critical to our success. Macquarie Telecom SD-WAN powered by VMware has delivered a network that’s fast and reliable. This enables us to connect carers and residents seamlessly throughout the day and keep business operations running smoothly and uninterrupted, while better securing sensitive information.”

“Businesses today rely on the cloud to power critical applications and communications tools, and an increasing number of organizations rely on public broadband to do so,” said Sanjay Srinivasan, chief architect at Vonage. “In partnership with VeloCloud, now part of VMware, Vonage pioneered the application of SD-WAN as an important element of optimizing user experience and business value when adopting unified communications as a service (UCaaS). We’re able to offer our Vonage SmartWAN service, powered by NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud, integrated with our core service, allowing us to deliver MPLS like QoS, uptime and SLAs over public broadband, including LTE. This is a testament to the power of the NSX SD-WAN solution.”

“Coevolve has deployed next-generation networks based on VeloCloud, now part of VMware, for our clients’ sites across 55 countries worldwide,” said Tim Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Coevolve. “The underlying foundation for these networks is cloud-delivered SD-WAN and a software-based Virtual Cloud Network architecture that provides agile networks for global applications. VMware is empowering our customers with a rich and proven portfolio of virtual cloud networking solutions, and we believe VMware is well positioned as a next-generation leader in networking.”

Find the full press release here.

Frost & Sullivan Applauds VMware for Global Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) Market Leadership


Frost & Sullivan today recognizes VMware with the 2018 Global Market Leadership Award for capturing the highest share of the SD-WAN market based on a recent analysis of the global software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) market by Frost & Sullivan. VMware acquired VeloCloud in 2017 for its strong cloud-delivered SD-WAN solution and service provider partner network, and it retained the VeloCloud brand while bringing it into the VMware networking and security portfolio. VMware now offers VeloCloud SD-WAN as 'VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud,' featuring a multi-tenant, multi-segmented architecture with a network of globally distributed cloud gateways including within service provider and cloud provider networks.

"VMware markets its solution through partnerships with global service providers, system integrators and value-added resellers (VARs) for both DIY and managed service customer preferences. We believe VMware's ability to deliver its solutions via multiple sales channels is a great strength," said Roopa Honnachari, Industry Director, Business Communication Services. "The company differentiates itself through its cloud-based solution that boasts a broad set of integrated capabilities, which include network overlay control, dynamic path selection, application performance monitoring, application access control, network and app visibility, and virtual private network (VPN) services."

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud currently presents enterprises with the choice to deploy SD-WAN using a physical customer premises equipment (CPE) appliance, a virtual edge, or in the cloud. Leading service provider partners such as AT&T and Telstra have already begun to incorporate VMware SD-WAN as a virtual network function (VNF) on their uCPE. Frost & Sullivan market analysis reveals that 54 percent of the businesses wish to buy SD-WAN as a fully managed offering as opposed to a DIY solution.

Already an established name prior to its acquisition by VMware, VeloCloud, now part of VMware, gained additional brand strength and resources needed to scale globally following the acquisition. Enterprises can now take advantage of the full benefits of SD-WAN, extending the network from the datacenter to the cloud to the edge. Also, the VeloCloud Business Unit now has access to the broad network of VMware global partners and existing and potential customers are able to incorporate SD-WAN into their IT infrastructure seamlessly.

"VMware's cloud-delivered architecture has been popular with Telecom service providers, which integrate VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud solutions with their own core networks to deliver better application performance, speed up deployment times, and reduce bandwidth costs for their customers," noted Honnachari. "VMware's breadth of partnerships with global service provider partners and enterprise customers uniquely position it to capture the opportunities created by the industry preference for managed SD-WAN."

Each year, Frost & Sullivan bestows this award upon the company that demonstrates excellence in growth and customer value. Attaining loyal customers who become brand advocates allows the company to grow and achieve a market leadership position. By committing to the customer at each stage of the buying cycle and continuing to nurture the relationship, this award recognizes a company's increased market share over time.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector, and the investment community.

About VeloCloud

VeloCloud, now part of VMware has been named a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure and placed furthest on Completeness of Vision. VeloCloud, now part of VMware simplifies branch WAN networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today’s increasingly distributed enterprises. VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud includes: a choice of public, private or hybrid cloud network for enterprise-grade connection to cloud and enterprise applications; branch office enterprise appliances and optional data center appliances; software-defined control and automation; and virtual services delivery. For more information, visit and follow the company on Twitter @VeloCloud.

VeloCloud Reviews

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    I have been working at VeloCloud full-time


    Hardworking employees that are smart, kind, and helpful
    Excellent company culture - team building events, parties, happy hour
    Transparency - it's good to have a pulse on your company
    Free food - but it's good food like fresh fruit, various coffee machines, a million snacks, - which is different from bad free food(cheetos) which they also have


    It's a start up, so sometimes a process or documentation isn't there. Guidance is available but you just need to ask.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the culture change! Grow fast, but grow smart!

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VeloCloud Photos

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VeloCloud Interviews



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    3 rounds. Met with the 2 co-founders

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    It was a contract position. I negotiated 40 hrs from 20 hrs.

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VeloCloud Awards & Accolades

  • Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award, TMC, 2018
  • Product of the Year Award, Cloud Computing Magazine, 2018
  • Leading Lights: Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy, Light Reading - Leading Lights Award, 2018
  • Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award, TMC, 2018
  • 2018 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award, TMC, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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