VeloCloud Selected to Present on “Shifting Traffic to the Internet” at WAN Summit London 2015
Company VP of Marketing Michael Wood to Participate on Panel Led by Industry Analyst Firm Telegeography
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., October 1, 2015
VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced that it has been selected to speak at WAN Summit London 2015, being held at the American Square Conference Centre in Central London next week.
Michael Wood, VP of Marketing, will participate on the panel titled “Traffic Detours: Shifting Network Traffic to the Internet” on Oct. 7 at 9:30 am BST. The panel will be moderated by Erik Kreifeldt, global telecom industry analyst at Telegeography, a leader in WAN market analysis and WAN metrics. During the session, Wood will discuss the role of SD-WAN in making the Internet enterprise grade, as well as the impact of cloud services adoption on traditional wide area networks.
VeloCloud will also demonstrate the award-winning VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN solution at WAN Summit London 2015 in the conference exhibit area.
“WAN Summit London brings together global thought leaders to discuss important problems, trends and solutions in wide area networking,” said Wood. “VeloCloud is honored to have been asked to provide a perspective on the impact SD-WAN is having on the future of wide area networking.”
About Michael Wood
Mr. Wood has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in the networking industry. Prior to VeloCloud, Wood served as VP of product management and marketing for Akamai Technologies’ Cloud Networking Business Unit, driving both product management and marketing activities while establishing a new product category and market. He was also an executive in residence, and is currently an advisor, for Plug and Play Tech Center, a startup incubator and accelerator. Early in his career Wood was with StrataCom as a senior member of the technical staff designing, building and architecting networking products. After Cisco acquired StrataCom in 1996, Wood spent 15 years with Cisco in various positions, culminating in the director of product management and marketing role for the multi-billion dollar branch office integrated services router business for enterprises and service providers. Wood has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from San Jose State University.
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.