Let’s rewind to 2016. Macquarie Telecom sat down and analysed the industry, recognising that there were several key trends happening. What we recognised was that a huge disruption was about to unfold in networking and business data markets – a disruption that was great for the customer.

That disruption was SD-WAN.

A year was spent researching, testing and meeting with every vendor on the planet supplying SD-WAN solutions. These were long nights, with plenty of blood, sweat and tears.

Finally, in August 2017, we went live with our market leading SD-WAN solution, with our partner, VeloCloud, now part of VMware.

This made us the first Australian telecom company to deliver a true SD-WAN solution. And the market responded. Within a month, we’d set up 100 sites.

This brings us to the present day. With over 2500 sites running VMWare SD-WAN by VeloCloud, we are the SD-WAN solution leader, not only in Australia, but the whole Asia Pacific region.

This was recognised earlier this year at VMWare’s Partner Innovation Awards at the Partner Leadership Summit 2019, where we were recognised with the Partner Innovation Award for VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud Solution in Asia-Pacific.

“Congratulations to the team at Macquarie Telecom for winning VMware’s 2018 Partner Innovation Award for SD-WAN in APJ. We’re pleased to work with Macquarie Telecom to help drive adoption of VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud throughout customer sites across Australia. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship and working together to deliver customers an end-to-end SD-WAN experience across Macquarie Telecom’s world-class networks.”

– Alister Dias, Vice President and Managing Director, VMware ANZ

The award rewards outstanding performance by channel partners, recognising the top performers and the critical role played in determining VMware’s 2019 strategy.

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud was named a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure.

 “When we launched to market, we were the first Australian telecoms company to deliver a true SD-WAN solution. Since then, with the hard work of everyone involved at Macquarie Telecom, we’ve continued to lead the way, becoming the number one SD-WAN provider, not just in Australia, but the whole Asia Pacific region, as well as one of the leading providers worldwide. This award recognises all the effort it’s taken to get here.

– Luke Clifton, Group Executive at Macquarie Telecom