The VMware Secure Access Services Edge (SASE) solution delivers differentiated value to distributed enterprises through:

  • Simplified WAN and SaaS operations

  • Global presence with cloud delivery

  • Cloud-native, open, and extensible platform

  • Assured performance for applications

  • Context-based security

VMware and partners have deployed SASE in 150+ Points of Presence (PoPs) worldwide with a latency of less than 10 ms from 80% of the population and less than 5 ms latency from all major cloud service providers.

SASE PoPs consist of the vSphere SDDC IaaS platform to run VMs and containers. Applications running inside a PoP and its lifecycle are managed externally to the PoP through the GSM and VMware Cloud Orchestrator (VCO).

Every SASE service requires a different set of integrations. GSM is responsible for managing and monitoring the components of the PoP. It provides a framework that individual integrations can plug into and build on. In addition to lifecycle management of the components running on the PoP, GSM also manages services that are global and not tied to a VCO. GSM acts as an intermediate layer that can work with multiple VCOs.

VCO is the management plane of SD-WAN. It is a centralized configuration, real-time monitoring, and troubleshooting portal.