VeloCloud Selected to Present on SD-WAN Panel at Enterprise Connect Conference Next Week
VeloCloud VP of Marketing Michael Wood to Discuss the Advantages and Differentiation Provided by Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 3, 2016
VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced that Michael Wood, VeloCloud VP of Marketing, has been selected to present on a panel titled “SD-WAN: Networking for the Cloud-based, Mobile, Real-Time Enterprise” at the Enterprise Connect Conference next week.
The panel, chaired by Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst at ZK Research, will be held from 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm EST on March 8 in the Sun D Room of the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Fla.
As enterprises shift applications to the cloud, increase their reliance on mobility, and utilize more real-time traffic over IP, they face a dilemma in the wide area network (WAN): Traditional WAN architectures are becoming inefficient at best and crippling at worst. Enterprises are increasingly turning to Software-Defined WAN, or SD-WAN, technologies which leverage software-defined networking principles; create separation of control, data and management planes; and provide programmatic interfaces. Attendees to this panel will hear answers to their SD-WAN questions, including how this technology enables enterprises to deliver performance for cloud-based applications, assure reliable Internet access at the branch, and support real-time communications more efficiently.
VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables enterprises to support application growth, network agility and simplified branch implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private datacenters and enterprise applications. Global service providers are able to increase revenue, deliver advanced services and increase flexibility by delivering elastic transport, performance for cloud applications, and integrated advanced services all via a zero-touch deployment model.
VeloCloud will demonstrate its Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN solutions in Booth #2203 at the show.
About Michael Wood
Michael Wood is vice president of marketing for VeloCloud Networks, responsible for worldwide marketing, revenue generation, channel and sales enablement and communications. He has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in the networking industry. Prior to VeloCloud, Mr. Wood served as vice president of product management and marketing for Akamai Technologies’ Cloud Networking Business Unit. He also was an executive in residence, and is currently an adviser, for Plug and Play Tech Center, a startup incubator and accelerator. Early in his career Mr. Wood was with StrataCom as a senior member of the technical staff. After Cisco acquired StrataCom in 1996, he spent 15 years with Cisco in various positions, culminating in the director of product management and marketing role for the multibillion dollar branch office integrated services router business for enterprises and service providers. Mr. Wood has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology and a master’s degree in electrical engineering 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.