VeloCloud and MetTel Deploy VMware for Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN
VeloCloud Exhibiting Latest in Software-Defined Wide Area Networking at Mobile World Congress; CEO Selected to Speak on “Understanding the Business Imperatives for NFV”
BARCELONA, Mobile World Congress, February 22, 2016
VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP), today announced that MetTel, a leading communications solutions provider for enterprises and a VeloCloud business partner, deploys VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN running on the VMware vCloud® NFV™ platform, featuring the production-proven VMware vSphere® platform.
VeloCloud enables enterprise-grade performance, security and reliability to both enterprise and cloud applications as part of the MetTel managed SD-WAN and bonded Internet solution. VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN runs as an overlay over Internet and Hybrid links while simplifying deployments and reducing costs.
MetTel deploys vSphere® as network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) to run VeloCloud Gateways, which it integrates seamlessly with the MetTel private MPLS network. The resulting enhanced Hybrid WAN solution is particularly effective for MetTel customers.
VeloCloud is exhibiting its Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN in Hall 3, Stand 3K10 in the VMware Pavilion at Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona. VeloCloud CEO and Co-Founder Sanjay Uppal will also participate in a panel discussion titled “Understanding the Business Imperatives for NFV” on Feb. 22 at Noon CET in the VMware Pavilion.
“Using VMware vSphere to support our adoption of network functions virtualization is a perfect complement to VeloCloud SD-WAN and is a key to our technology choice,” said Ed Fox, VP Network Solutions at MetTel. “VMware helps us deliver new revenue-generating services, and transforms our infrastructure and operations through the adoption of NFV. VMware’s carrier-grade solution for NFVI combines production-proven virtualized compute, networking and storage. Our future mobility strategy and vision are also well aligned with VMware AirWatch® and Identity Manager™ as well.”
“MetTel is a great example of the synergy that VeloCloud and VMware bring to a future of increased virtualization and software-definition in wide area networks,” said Mr. Uppal of VeloCloud. “All of us share a common vision of flexibility, simplicity and automation for enterprise WANs of the future. Using VMware allows us to abstract away from specific hardware to deliver on-demand services for both on-premise and cloud based SD-WAN.”
“Service providers require technology partners that bring together best-in-class NFV solutions in order to accelerate their business and operational transformation,” said David Wright, vice president of operations, Telco NFV Business Group at VMware. “Together VMware and VeloCloud are helping MetTel leverage a unique cloud model built on a proven VMware vSphere virtualization foundation to deliver differentiated services to enterprise customers.”
In addition to his panel session, VeloCloud CEO Mr. Uppal, as well as MetTel’s Ed Fox, will be interviewed by Telecom TV on the topic “Customer Experiences and Business Benefits from a Joint Partner/VMware Deployment.”
MetTel is a leading global provider of customized, integrated and managed communications solutions for enterprise customers. By converging all communications over a proprietary network, MetTel enables enterprise companies to easily deploy and manage technology-driven voice, data, wireless and cloud solutions globally. With one of the most comprehensive offerings, award winning customer care and project management and the ability to help manage, maintain and secure your communications needs, our portfolio of customer-centric solutions boosts enterprise productivity, reduces costs and simplifies operations. Combining customized and managed communication solutions with a powerful cloud-based communications management platform, MetTel enables customers to manage their inventory, usage, spend and repairs from one simple, user friendly interface. MetTel is a PCI DSS V3.0 Level 1 compliant solution provider. MetTel was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information visit www.mettel.net or contact us at 877.963.8663. MetTel. Smart Communications Solutions.™
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.