VeloCloud SD-WAN Solution Enables Freewire to Offer ‘Instant WAN’ Services Nationwide
VeloCloud partnership lets Freewire expand from regional leader to nationwide reach; VeloCloud extends its distribution reach
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 27, 2015
VeloCloud Networks Inc., a cloud networking company, today announced a joint partnership, featuring a reseller agreement, with Freewire, a leading fixed wireless ISP based in the U.S. Pacific Northwest region. By offering the VeloCloud cloud-delivered software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) service, Freewire is now able to expand from regional to nationwide operations while offering its customers nearly instant branch-office WAN setup and configuration.
VeloCloud addresses one of the most challenging connectivity problems that enterprises face—branch office and remote office networking—with an enterprise-grade service that uses existing broadband connections and can be up and running in minutes.
“We chose VeloCloud because their approach to WAN is light years ahead of anything else on the market in terms of ease of use,” said Ian Haight, CEO and co-founder of Freewire. “Instead of waiting weeks or months to build a branch network using a cable provider, customers can receive a VeloCloud Edge device from us overnight and have a full-fledged WAN operating within three minutes. You’d need multiple providers to do what VeloCloud can do.”
“VeloCloud’s cloud-delivered SD-WAN technology is enabling Freewire to expand beyond its Pacific Northwest base to offer coast-to-coast services, starting at once,” said Sanjay Uppal, CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud. “Our partnership with Freewire is a great example of two synergistic companies working together to make a fundamental difference to companies grappling with the issues of branch and remote office connectivity.”
Partnership Extends Business for VeloCloud and Freewire
The partnership with Freewire broadens VeloCloud’s distribution reach, which also includes the VeloCloud Partner Program of value-added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs) that provide enterprise-grade cloud networking services.
For Freewire, the partnership with VeloCloud is enabling the regional company to become a fully nationwide service provider. Freewire expects its revenues to grow 20 to 25 percent by the end of the year due to the addition of the VeloCloud service. Freewire’s current customers include Tesla, Garmin, the Oregon Convention Center, New Seasons Market and Hoffman Construction, among others.
“Adding the VeloCloud cloud-delivered SD-WAN service to our offerings has transformed our business overnight,” said Haight. “It means we can now set up a secured, fully managed WAN for customers with any number of branches almost instantly, anywhere in the country, and with zero IT expertise required at their end.”
VeloCloud’s SD-WAN Solution for Service Providers
The VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN solution helps build a secure, reliable overlay using a combination of public and private circuits. It consists of multi-tenant gateways located at cloud datacenters; dynamic multipath optimization technology that steers WAN traffic nimbly to the best path at any given moment; Cloud Orchestrator software with MSP dashboard for real-time monitoring, orchestration and one-click provisioning of virtual services; and a thin, zero-touch Edge device that is the only hardware needed for instant access to a full range of enterprise-grade performance, security and availability capabilities.
During the Interop conference, April 28-30 in Las Vegas, VeloCloud is exhibiting in booth #863. Freewire will speak at the VeloCloud booth on April 29 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and April 30 at 1 p.m. and will have representatives available to answer questions. Contact Barry Lowry, Freewire’s vice president of sales and marketing, to schedule a discussion at 503-686-9202.
Founded in 2005 and based in Portland, Ore., Freewire has been the largest fixed wireless company in the Pacific Northwest, providing services to companies from California’s Bay Area north to the Washington border with Canada. Now going national, Freewire is offering the VeloCloud cloud-delivered SD-WAN services as part of its Freewire Diversity Service, providing IPsec VPN; cloud-based routing with seamless failover; managed firewall and security; orchestration of the data flow through the cloud network; and centralized enterprise-wide configuration and real-time monitoring. More information is available at http://freewirebroadband.com.
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.