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Dubai-based BIOS Middle East adds VMware SD-WAN to managed services portfolio

Dubai-based BIOS Middle East adds VMware SD-WAN to managed services portfolio

Global market for SD-WAN to expand by 48 per cent annually from 2020 to 2027

Regional cloud and managed IT services provider BIOS Middle East has been approved to offer VMware SD-WAN to customers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

VMware SD-WAN enables access from branch or work-from-anywhere locations to cloud services, private data centres and SaaS-based enterprise applications. Its automated deployment simplifies branch wide-area networking while the utilisation of private, broadband internet, and LTE links improves performance for distributed enterprises.

Demand for SD-WAN is on the rise as enterprises become more mobile and seek better ways to circumvent the challenges posed by rapid digital transformation, a growing number of cloud-based applications, increased adoption of Internet of Things solutions, diverse network technologies and branch complexities.

The global market for SD-WAN is valued at $1.6bn in 2020 and is projected to reach $25.5bn by 2027, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 48 per cent over the period, according to a report by Research and Markets.

Read: GCC public cloud market to grow by 25% annually through to 2024: IDC

BIOS says it will leverage its managed service offering, known as BIOS Assured, to roll out VMware SD-WAN. “The addition of VMware SD-WAN to BIOS ME’s portfolio enhances our comprehensive portfolio of cloud and managed IT services,” said Dominic Docherty, managing director, BIOS Middle East.

“By introducing VMware SD-WAN as part of our network-as-a-service offerings, customers in the region will gain better visibility, security, automation and improved performance for its applications across distributed locations and clouds, at lower costs. Besides, they will receive the benefits of having a provider that has a robust cloud footprint that leverages data centres in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and soon Jeddah,” he added.

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