Posts tagged ‘SD-WAN’


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…




What do VPC and Online Banking have in common?

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By Kangwarn Chinthammit
Director of Solutions, VeloCloud
December 2, 2015

For some time, I have been very frustrated with my online banking accounts – checking, saving, 401Ks, mortgage, investment, credit cards, etc. All these accounts have different logins and passwords. Often times I forget the credentials or even the account itself. Some accounts have mobile app, some don’t. But I found that moving to financial account management service like mint.com saves me from going insane and makes it very efficient to manage all these accounts from a single pane of glass with a consistent experience. It works from any device. Even better, it tells me when my next bill is due! I…




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…




One Plus One Equals Three: SD-WAN Drives Interoperability

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By Parag Thakore
Director of Product Management and Marketing, VeloCloud
November 5, 2015

“In design, one plus one equals three sometimes” – Josef Albers The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) is having its Fall 2015 conference this week at New York University’s Kimmel Center. It was six months ago that VeloCloud successfully exceeded all ten ONUG Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) tests at ONUG Spring 2015. Over the last six months, the SD-WAN market has continued to mature. Enterprises and Service Providers – driven by the need for simplified deployments, assured application performance and security over internet or hybrid transport, for both cloud and enterprise applications – are beginning to experience real benefits by…





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