Posts by Sanjay Uppal


VeloCloud Becomes “VeloCloud by VMware” as Acquisition Closes

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By Sanjay Uppal
VP and GM of VeloCloud by VMware
December 13, 2017

Five years ago, my fellow co-founders, Ajit Mayya and Steve Woo, and I had a vision to create a company that was not only innovative, industry-transforming, and market-leading, but was supported by a team of smart, fast-learning and fun individuals. I am both proud and humbled to say that today VeloCloud Networks, the company we created, has graduated to the next step in its growth. On November 1, 2017, VeloCloud celebrated its fifth birthday, and the next day, November 2, VMware announced its intent to acquire us. Over the last six weeks, both the VMware team and the VeloCloud team…




VMware Announces Intent to Acquire VeloCloud Networks

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By Sanjay Uppal
VP and GM of VeloCloud by VMware
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
VP and GM of VeloCloud by VMware
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
VP and GM of VeloCloud by VMware
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
VP and GM of VeloCloud by VMware
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…





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