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VeloCloud SD-WAN Wins IOPN Best “Service or Solution” Award 2016 at Mobile World Congress

Intelligent Open Networking Award 2016 Recognizes Excellence in Combining Intelligence with Open Networking

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., February 29, 2016

VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced that it has won the Intelligent Open Networking (IOPN) Award 2016 in the Best Service or Solution Combining Intelligence with Open Networking awards category from the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance), an industry organization promoting collaboration among vendors of products or solutions based on network intelligence.


Awarded at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, this industry distinction recognizes and rewards service providers and technology vendors that successfully combine intelligence with open networking in their services and solutions. Winners of the IOPN Awards 2016 were selected by a jury of independent analysts comprising Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading; Joe Hoffman, Vice President, Strategic Technology, ABI Research; and Shira Levine, Research Director, IHS. For more information about the IOPN Awards see

“While the industry is spending considerable time and resources on openness and virtualization of networks, the time has come to add crucial capabilities such as intelligence to unleash the full potential of open networking,” said Erik Larsson, Chairman of the NI Alliance. “This year’s award applications show that all the leading players are increasingly recognizing the crucial combination of openness and intelligence to make tomorrow’s networks successful.”

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables enterprises to support application growth, network agility and simplified branch implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud datacenters and 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. Using the VeloCloud SD-WAN, enterprises and service providers also gain detailed intelligence on how their WANs are working at an application level as the solution correlates bandwidth, packet loss, jitter and latency to individual applications. With VeloCloud, customers are able to correlate WAN quality of service, security and cost to individual applications, machines and users. This level of intelligence is unprecedented in the SD-WAN space.

“The NI Alliance is a leading organization for vendors focused on delivering network intelligence-based solutions to network operators and enterprise customers, and we were honored to accept this award at the IOPN Awards ceremony at Mobile World Congress,” said Sanjay Uppal, CEO and Co-founder, VeloCloud. “VeloCloud delivers unique intelligence, a commitment to open networking, a partner ecosystem and programmatic interfaces which help enable the best application and cloud service performance for enterprises and service providers.”

About the NI Alliance

The NI Alliance is an industry organization promoting collaboration among vendors of products or solutions based on network intelligence. Members are suppliers of network intelligence technology components; software vendors; and information providers of solutions, such as cybersecurity, telecom service assurance, traffic optimization and more. Participation in the NI Alliance helps members build and market innovative solutions to network operators and enterprise customers seeking to improve performance, security and quality of network-dependent services. For more information, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

About VeloCloud

VeloCloud Networks™, Inc. is now part of VMware, 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 and follow the company on Twitter @VeloCloud.

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