VeloCloud Networks, a start-up based in Los Altos, California, is launching a subscription-based, virtualized WAN service for enterprises that aggregates multiple access lines (cable modem, DSL, LTE) into a single secure connection that is defined and controlled in the cloud.
The VeloCloud service uses an Intel-based customer premise device at a branch office to communicate with a VeloCloud gateway in the cloud. The service analyzes network performance and application traffic to determine the best path and dynamically steer traffic to corporate data center or cloud services.
Compared to MPLS VPNs, VeloCloud said its services offers a significant cost savings because it uses available Internet access lines while delivering enterprise-grade reliability and performance. Advanced network services, such as application-aware firewalls, can be virtualized on the CPE or delivered in the network. VeloCloud will charge a flat fee per month per location served. The subscription service comprises a Cloud Orchestrator, distributed Cloud Services Gateways and a Cloud Services Edge per branch.
“The VeloCloud service transcends the congestion, expense and complexity that plague WAN connections today, so that branch operations no longer struggle with a networking dilemma,” said Sanjay Uppal, co-founder and CEO of VeloCloud. “Our disruptive approach takes full advantage of cloud and virtualization technologies to both simplify and fortify the WAN, turning what is
“VeloCloud’s solution transforms WAN networking by leveraging the economics of the Internet, the architecture of the cloud and the virtualization of network appliances,” said Alan Boehme, member of the board of advisors of VeloCloud and head of Enterprise Architecture, the Coca-Cola Company. “This is beneficial for any enterprise and absolutely the right direction for the migration to hybrid data centers.”
VeloCloud plans to promote its service through channel partners, value-added resellers (VARs), system integrators and managed service providers (MSPs).
- In June, VeloCloud Networks, a start-up based in Los Altos, California, announced $21 million in funding for its Cloud-Delivered WAN vision. The funding was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Venrock, and included the incubator firm, The Fabric.
- VeloCloud is headed by Sanjay Uppal, who previously ran OnMobile Global. He also spent time at Citrix through the acquisition he negotiated with Caymas where he was President and CEO. At Citrix, he defined the product strategy and go to market for the Access Management, Delivery Controller and WAN acceleration product lines. VeloCloud co-founders also include Ajit Mayya (previously Sr. Director of Engineering in the Cloud and Infrastructure Management division of VMware) and Steve Woo (previously head of cloud strategy at Aerohive Networks).