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VMware and MetTel to deliver cloud-based services at the edge

By Ryan Morris-Reade
Thu 3 Mar 2022

VMware and MetTel, a digital transformation and communications company, have announced that MetTel will offer customers a managed Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution powered by VMware SASE. 

MetTel says the solution will enable IT organisations to deliver cloud-based security efficiently, networking and edge compute services to applications running at the edge.

"Supporting modern enterprise applications requires a new way of thinking about how they are delivered and secured," says VMware SASE, vice president and general manager, Craig Connors.

"What worked for apps running on a private or public cloud won't work out at the edge. Pairing VMware SASE's capabilities with MetTel's extensive expertise in fully managed network services will give organisations a solution built for the future, with security, speed, simplicity and savings in mind."

MetTel's chief technology officer, Ed Fox, says, "MetTel is excited to expand our relationship with VMware to bring the next evolution of networking and security as a service to our client base. Together, we've successfully delivered the next generation of WAN services to our customers over the past several years. 

"Now we're working together to extend those services to the expanding edge and individual users wherever they work, providing our largest clients with the ability to transform the way they work and engage with their customers."

VMware's cloud-delivered SASE solution brings together:

  • Network performance, reliability, and operational benefits of SD-WAN.
  • Integrated security services delivered from the cloud that better protects the evolving enterprise perimeter.
  • The ability to support modern distributed applications will benefit from AI for IT operations, or AIOps, for faster problem resolution. 

These capabilities are delivered as a service from a global network of over 150 points of presence (PoPs) deployed by VMware and its SASE service provider partners. 

"Adding VMware SASE to MetTels portfolio of managed network services will enable a cloud-native, single integrated architecture for security, networking, and edge compute services," says Fox. It will allow for defined and managed business policies via a single interface and full visibility and advanced analytics and intelligence on application performance from the client to the cloud destination."

VMware deploys and supports a large global footprint of PoPs that deliver effortlessly scalable cloud-based networking and security services. MetTel, a long-standing VMware partner, has been named a two-time Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Managed Network Services and brings an extensive portfolio of managed services for advanced networking and voice capabilities that connect and scale enterprise business applications. 

MetTel manages VMware partner-managed web gateways and operates its global network with data center resources worldwide.

"VMware and MetTel will work to harness their respective IT resources to amplify the power and reach of both company's networks and technologies globally, says Connors.

 

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