PT&T strengthens portfolio with VMWare’s SD-WAN technology

Publicly-listed Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. has teamed up with US-based VMware Inc. to offer SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) solutions to help enterprises manage their bandwidth usage.

PT&T sees VMware SD-WAN as 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,” Ella Mae Ortega, PT&T General Manager for IT Services and Large Enterprise said.

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,” Sasha Emmerling, senior director of marketing, VMware said.

“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 added.

VMware SD-WAN is characterized by a unique feature termed Dynamic Multipath Optimization (DMPO), wherein 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 encounter 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 (SASE) 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. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

PT&T offers fiber internet and IT solutions to enterprise clients, and holds a 25-year franchise which allows the company to establish, maintain, and operate both wired and wireless telecommunications systems for domestic and international communication in the country.

News source: Malaya Business Insight