Posts tagged ‘MPLS’


It’s July 4th! Claim Your Independence from Network Infrastructure Constraints Today

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By Michael Wood
Vice President of Marketing, VeloCloud
June 30, 2016

Throughout living memory humankind has craved independence. As the 4th of July rolls around once again, IT managers still salivate over the seemingly ever-receding promise of liberation—straining against the chains of antiquated and static network architecture and infrastructure, CPE lock-ins, best-effort Internet links performing with substandard packet loss rates, and highly complex VPN tunneling barely achieving adequate security. Not to mention the necessity for bandwidth overprovisioning to ensure decent throughput, session and flow-based routing, backhauling SaaS traffic through a data center that doesn’t host the application any longer just because that is how the pipes have always been connected and…




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…




SD-WAN: The New Elixir for Service Providers

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By Kangwarn Chinthammit
Director of Solutions, VeloCloud
January 6, 2016

“We viewed SD-WAN as a threat to our business. We don’t like any overlay solution. It takes away the value of our network. But customers are putting pressure on us, so we really have no choice. If we don’t offer SD-WAN, our competitors will,”  said one of the Service Providers (SP) to me during our SD-WAN discussions last year. Since then, we have seen significant interest for SD-WAN  from both the incumbent and alternative SPs. In fact, there have already been several SD-WAN announcements from various SPs recently, for example: Vonage SmartWAN to Deliver Enhanced Quality of Service for Business Customers…




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…




Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN solves off-net challenges

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By Kangwarn Chinthammit
Director of Solutions, VeloCloud
November 3, 2015

Last week we wrapped up BroadSoft Connections 2015 in Phoenix. We had quite a few interesting conversations with Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) providers. This was our second year exhibiting here and the same business challenge of delivering UCaaS over Bring Your Own Broadband (BYOB) or Circuit (BYOC) is becoming even more common this year. The questions and concerns we heard from UCaaS providers were: We have to turn away customers because we cannot support off-net deployment We cannot support BYOB/BYOC while ensuring quality of service We are getting a lot of demand to deliver our service over the…





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