VeloCloud Selected to Present Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN at Two Important Industry Events this Week
Company VP of Marketing Michael Wood Chosen to Present at RAN USA 2016 and ITEXPO
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., January 26, 2016
VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced that Michael Wood, VP of Marketing, has been selected to speak at two important industry events this week.
First, Mr. Wood will present at RAN USA 2016, being held at the Market Hotel in San Francisco. Mr. Wood will participate in the Technology to Watch Showcase on Jan. 26 at 5:50 pm PST. During the session, he will present the priorities and challenges of service providers and explain the benefits of Cloud-Delivered Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN).
Later this week, Mr. Wood will present at ITEXPO, being held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He will participate in the session titled “Exploring the SD-WAN” on Jan. 28 at 11 am EST. During his presentation, Mr. Wood will discuss the unique differentiation enabled by a Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN which allows enterprises to implement a centrally managed, cloud enabled, unified WAN over MPLS, Broadband and 4G/LTE.
With VeloCloud, global service providers are able to increase revenue, deliver advanced services and increase flexibility; while enterprises can inexpensively expand bandwidth to every branch office, interoperate with their existing wide area network, and turn ordinary Internet into an extraordinary WAN. VeloCloud SD-WAN control enables application traffic to be securely carried independently of the underlying transport layer, enabling flexibility, availability and performance while dramatically reducing IT complexity in branch offices.
About Michael Wood
Mr. Wood has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in the networking industry. Prior to VeloCloud, Mr. 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 Mr. 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. Mr. 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.