VMware, the software virtualization giant, is collaborating with self-learning network services provider Mist Systems to integrate Mist Learning WLAN and VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud.
Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), the Mist Learning WLAN is a cloud-based wireless LAN solution that simplifies Wi-Fi operations and provides personalized indoor location services.
Whereas, NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud is a reliable solution for high-performance branch access to cloud services, datacenters, and SaaS-based enterprise applications.
The integration of Mist Learning WLAN and VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud will bring AI automation and programmability to WLAN and WAN (wide area network), the companies said.
The joint solution will help IT administrators to gain better insights and visibility into user, application, and network performance for LAN and WAN.
“We are excited to work with Mist to create a seamless and reliable WLAN/WAN experience,” said Steven Woo, senior director, product management, VeloCloud Business Unit, VMware.
“Interoperability like this takes enterprise networking to the next level and delivers greater operational efficiencies, simplicity, and consistent application performance across the entire network from the WAN to the LAN.”
Since the new solution uses AI, it will automate a lot of important tasks like event correlation, anomaly detection, trend detection, and predictive recommendations. The automation will significantly reduce the costs associated with network troubleshooting.
Additionally, it leverages a modern cloud with open APIs so that critical data can be shared between systems. It also provides a fully programmable platform that allows IT admins to create custom workflows and other automation procedures.
“Users require a seamless and reliable experience from devices, across the wireless LAN and to the applications they access over the WAN,” said Jeff Aaron, vice president of marketing at Mist.
“This has been difficult for IT to achieve as mobile devices, users, and applications are growing in quantity and diversity, and both data and people are increasingly distributed. We are pleased to work with VMware to address this challenge, delivering end-to-end visibility for IT administrators and exceptional network performance for all users.”
Mist has been providing AI-powered WLAN since 2016, and has continuously expanded its customer base and reseller network. The leading analyst firm Gartner positioned Mist Systems as a visionary in Magic Quadrant for the wired and wireless LAN access infrastructure for two times in a row.