Posts by Sanjay Uppal


VMware Announces Intent to Acquire VeloCloud Networks

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By Sanjay Uppal
CEO and Co-Founder, VeloCloud
November 5, 2017

Five years ago, we set out to build a networking company from the ground up with the vision to reinvent WAN by making the Internet work better and leveraging cloud and virtualization. On November 2, it was announced that VeloCloud has agreed to be acquired by VMware. Thank you all for the positive wishes; we sincerely appreciate your greetings. However, for those who said “you made it,” I just wanted to reiterate what I told my team – this is just a pit stop, it is not the finish line. At this well-appointed pit stop we are getting a bigger engine,…




Windstream Introduces VeloCloud Powered SD-WAN Solution

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By Sanjay Uppal
CEO and Co-Founder, VeloCloud
January 18, 2017

Today Windstream, a FORTUNE 500 Company,  announced the launch of their SD-WAN service for businesses nationwide. I am thrilled that after a rigorous selection process they picked VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN as the product powering their service. While this further strengthens our position that “The Cloud Is The Network” it also underscores the fact that selecting the right architecture is essential for the short term ROI opportunity and also for the long term service expansion in the years ahead. Windstream has a unique position in the market and they are customizing their SD-WAN to exploit that position. They have significant strengths…




SD-WAN in 2016 – The True Death of Distance ?

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By Sanjay Uppal
CEO and Co-Founder, VeloCloud
January 3, 2017

  In 1997 a senior editor at the Economist, Frances Cairncross wrote a book titled ,”The Death of Distance: How the Communications Revolution Will Change Our Lives (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1997).”  alluding to the speed of technological change impacting consumers’ lives. In 2016 I believe we started seeing the death of distance for Enterprises, with the acceleration of SD-WAN adoption. What an eventful year 2016 turned out to be! No, I am not talking about the political upheavals around the world or about Brexit, or that a sequel to the Big Lebowski was announced, eventful as they were. What…




There is no Cloud. Really.

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By Sanjay Uppal
CEO and Co-Founder, VeloCloud
January 3, 2017

Thanks to Chris Watterston for the above #2 best selling sticker on Sticker Mule! Since ‘tis the season to be jolly, it is akin to a kid who figures out – there really is no Santa, it is just someone’s Dad in a red suit. But rather than the downside of the revelation, for me, this captures the advantage of the Cloud revolution for IT in general, and SD-WAN in particular. Lots of businesses have moved their IT – data centers, applications and storage to the Cloud, and networking is just the fourth phase of that movement to the cloud. The…




Why I Am Ordering More Shades for VeloCloud’s Growing Team

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By Sanjay Uppal
CEO and Co-Founder, VeloCloud
July 7, 2016

When I basked in the glow of a banner year with record sales for VeloCloud in 2015 I could not imagine how good the first half of 2016 would turn out to be. But here I am with the half-yearly report highlighted by raising $27M in round C to secure our worldwide growth trajectory; receiving both the Cloud computing product of the year award and the IOPN  “Best Service or Solution” award; doubling our partner list and being named a “cool” company by Gartner. I was asked at the end of 2015 what I believed caused VeloCloud’s success and I…





Acclaim for VeloCloud

Hear what leading enterprises are saying about VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WANTM.