Posts by Sanjay Uppal


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…




Why I Believe VeloCloud Won Awards, Recognition, Partners and Customers in 2015

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By Sanjay Uppal
CEO and Co-Founder, VeloCloud
December 28, 2015

All in all, and by any measure, it’s been a successful and interesting year for VeloCloud. Every CEO wishes for industry awards (12 in 2015), and more importantly, customers (over 100 in 2015) and partners (over 30 in 2015). However, if you ask what caused this success in 2015 it comes down to two key things, “simplicity” and “affordability.” You could make the argument that the WAN market is now ready for SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Networking). You could also make the argument that perhaps having a simple and affordable WAN alternative like VeloCloud’s SD-WAN solution has helped to make the…





Acclaim for VeloCloud

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