5 Things Partners Should Know About Dell EMC's Latest Virtual Networking Power Play

Living On The Edge

Dell EMC underlined its commitment to open networking and sought to strengthen its already prominent position in the red-hot market for software-defined WAN technology this week with the release of its Virtual Edge Platform.

VEP is an x86-based universal virtual networking CPE designed to work with market-leading SD-WAN solutions and provide an alternative to proprietary hardware sold by competitors like Cisco Systems, executives said.

Dell EMC kicked off the VEP line with the VEP 4600, which comes in at a $1,500 price point and is powered by the new Intel Xeon D2100 processor. Dell EMC said the VEP 4600 is the first SD-WAN offering to connect the edge to the cloud via CPE using the D2100.

VEP is being launched as Dell Technologies' VMware VeloCloud business prepares for an all-out battle for SD-WAN supremacy with Cisco's' Viptela in a market projected to reach as much as $8 billion in the next couple of years.

Click through for five things solution providers should know about Dell EMC's new VEP.