CRN Names VeloCloud One of the IT Industry’s Tech Innovators
VeloCloud’s Cloud-Delivered WAN Service Takes Top Honors in the 2014 Networking Enterprise Category
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., November 17, 2014
VeloCloud Networks Inc., a cloud networking services company, today announced that it has been named one of the industry’s leading tech innovators by CRN for its Cloud-Delivered WAN service. VeloCloud automates branch WAN deployment and improves WAN performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links by ending the unacceptable trade-offs between private lines and the public broadband Internet.
CRN’s Tech Innovator Awards recognize the companies and products that have used innovation to advance technology, increase productivity, and reduce cost and complexity in ways that provide value to the channel. These awards guide solution providers toward today’s biggest technology breakthroughs so they can incorporate them into advanced solutions for their customers. VeloCloud took top honors in the “Networking-Enterprise” category.
“We are honored to be a recipient of the Tech Innovator Award,” said Sanjay Uppal, co-founder and CEO of VeloCloud. “VeloCloud’s technology innovation delivers on the promise of hybrid WAN by leveraging both the Internet for transport and the cloud for a hybrid deployment architecture. Our multi-tenant cloud offering empowers VARs and MSPs to deliver enhanced virtualized services at better margins and lower costs to enterprise customers.”
Each year, CRN honors the high-tech companies that have delivered outstanding innovation in hardware and software solutions over the past 12 months. CRN Test Center editors reviewed hundreds of products across 18 hardware and software categories to determine the winners and those worthy of honorable mention.
VeloCloud’s Cloud-Delivered WAN service builds a transport independent overlay, optimizes hybrid WAN performance, and automates the rollout of virtual network services using a distributed cloud infrastructure. VeloCloud offers the use of multiple inexpensive broadband links to build the hybrid WAN.
“Solution providers are facing tough challenges as the IT industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “Being able to quickly and reliably identify the best new solutions in key technology categories is of great importance to them as they look for innovative ways to earn a competitive advantage. The winners and runners-up in the CRN Tech Innovator Awards represent the best and brightest products and solutions in today’s market, and are some of the most important for solution providers to keep an eye on in the coming year.”
VeloCloud’s service is sold through channel partners to midsize to large enterprises that are migrating to cloud-based applications, expanding their branch locations, deploying temporary sites, or using more bandwidth-intensive, business-critical voice and video applications. The simplicity of the VeloCloud platform and its automation, in conjunction with its pay-as-you-go business model, offers VARs the opportunity to reduce OPEX, increase margins and quickly roll out new customer sites—from small pilots to very large deployments.
VeloCloud Networks™, Inc. is the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, a Gartner Cool Vendor, the Frost & Sullivan Product Leader in the SD-WAN Solution Market, and a Best of Interop and Best of VMworld winner. The company simplifies branch WAN networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today’s increasingly distributed enterprises. VeloCloud SD-WAN includes: a choice of public, private or hybrid cloud network for enterprise-grade connection to cloud and enterprise applications; branch office enterprise appliances and optional data center appliances; software-defined control and automation; and virtual services delivery. VeloCloud has received financing from investors including NEA, Venrock, March Capital Partners, Hermes Growth Partners, Telstra Ventures, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Cisco Investments, and The Fabric, and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, visit www.velocloud.com and follow the company on Twitter @VeloCloud.