Posts by Sreekanth Kannan


Modernizing the WAN is key for OmniChannel Retailing and In-store Experience

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By Sreekanth Kannan
Director of Product Marketing, VeloCloud
January 13, 2016

Allowing customers to buy online, search complete list of product options, access online services including loyalty apps and couponing, all right in the store, is fast-becoming the expected shopping experience. This trend started with Apple Stores which seamlessly integrate elegant displays, virtual assistance and mobile (point-of-sale) checkout. I wrote about this in my previous blog as to why and how retailers are fast adopting “Apple-like” store experience to boost in-store engagements. Now, stores like Bed Bath & Beyond and other big retailers are also moving towards integrating their online channels with their physical store experience; in other words, creating an omnichannel (or…




Modern, ‘Apple-like’ Store Experience Shouldn’t Be Held Hostage by Traditional WAN

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By Sreekanth Kannan
Director of Product Marketing, VeloCloud
November 18, 2015

Market traction for Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology,  especially in the Retail segment for VeloCloud, has been phenomenal ever since we launched our products 6 quarters ago. In a recent conversation with our sales rock stars, Nacime Karami and Bob Ashmore, we compiled a list capturing reasons why a top, popular clothing retailer chose to transform their branch network with VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN. That conversation revealed how all of the modern retail store consumer experience is held hostage by the store network. Like so much else in our modern age, Retail industry is disrupting itself on a frequent basis. Of late, it’s…




Why SD-WAN is Like the Autobahn, Only Better

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By Sreekanth Kannan
Director of Product Marketing, VeloCloud
October 22, 2015

The German Autobahn is one of the most famous highway systems in the world with 7,500 miles of speedway in Germany. It’s the world’s third largest superhighway and is known for having no general speed limit. What makes it possible for drivers to travel the Autobahn at unlimited speeds is the attention that was paid to its design, from well-placed guard rails that divide the highway for safety to limiting the grade of the roads to 4 percent to using freeze-resistant concrete for winter use. Plus constant maintenance keeps the Autobahn in excellent shape, allowing drivers to travel at high speeds…




Bringing Rest-of-the-World’s Fast Internet Speeds to the U.S.

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By Sreekanth Kannan
Director of Product Marketing, VeloCloud
May 7, 2015

You may know that Internet speeds in the U.S. are slower than the rest of the world but you may not realize how bad it really is. In fact, “the U.S. ranks a shocking 31st in the world in terms of average download speeds.”  Imagine that people in Lithuania, Iceland or Thailand can upload pictures or files to Dropbox faster, or Skype with better voice quality than in the people in the U.S even though both Dropbox and Skype are U.S based companies. In a recent Gizmodo article, Adam Clark Estes, clearly explains the reasons for – U. S. has “shitty”…




Acclaim for VeloCloud

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