Showing posts with label VeloCloud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VeloCloud. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

VeloCloud offers Seamless Addition of SD-WAN to AWS

VeloCloud Networks' Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN is enhancing the ability for enterprises to connect to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Specifically, VeloCloud is leveraging AWS to offer a range of flexible deployment options for customers, including topology designs that require minimal changes to their existing networks. Enterprises now have the flexibility of including Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) as a part of VPN, either through globally distributed VeloCloud hosted Gateways and existing VPN hubs on AWS, or by deploying Virtual VeloCloud Edges on AWS. These solutions eliminate tunnel complexity and deliver security for both Internet only and Hybrid sites. Additionally, Service Providers or partners can host multi-tenant VeloCloud Partner Gateways on AWS for secure and reliable access to their hosted applications.

“VeloCloud SD-WAN has, from the beginning, been characterized by powerful optimization, performance and security capabilities combined with unmatched flexibility and simplicity for implementation and management of enterprise WAN,” said Steve Woo, VP of Products and Co-Founder of VeloCloud Networks. “The increasing integration of VeloCloud SD-WAN with AWS together with the uniquely flexible deployment options further differentiates our solution in the market.”

VMware to acquire VeloCloud for SD-WAN

VMware agreed to acquire VeloCloud Networks, a start-up offering SD-WAN technology for enterprises and service providers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

VeloCloud, which is based in Mountain View, California, says its SD-WAN solution is distinguished by supporting data plane services in the cloud, in addition to on-premise deployments; enabling policy-based access to cloud and data center applications. VeloCloud SD-WAN includes: a choice of public, private or hybrid cloud network for enterprise-grade connection to cloud and enterprise applications; branch office enterprise appliances and optional data center appliances; software-defined control and automation; and virtual services delivery. The solution aggregates multiple access lines (cable modem, DSL, LTE) into a single secure connection that is defined and controlled in the cloud.

VeloCloud was founded in 2013. The company 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).

VMware said the VeloCloud acquisition will enable it to build on the success of its NSX network virtualization platform to address end-to-end automation, application continuity, branch transformation and security from data center to cloud to edge.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

VMware to acquire VeloCloud for SD-WAN

VMware agreed to acquire VeloCloud Networks, a start-up offering SD-WAN technology for enterprises and service providers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

VeloCloud, which is based in Mountain View, California, says its SD-WAN solution is distinguished by supporting data plane services in the cloud, in addition to on-premise deployments; enabling policy-based access to cloud and data center applications. VeloCloud SD-WAN includes: a choice of public, private or hybrid cloud network for enterprise-grade connection to cloud and enterprise applications; branch office enterprise appliances and optional data center appliances; software-defined control and automation; and virtual services delivery. The solution aggregates multiple access lines (cable modem, DSL, LTE) into a single secure connection that is defined and controlled in the cloud.

VeloCloud was founded in 2013. The company 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).

VMware said the VeloCloud acquisition will enable it to build on the success of its NSX network virtualization platform to address end-to-end automation, application continuity, branch transformation and security from data center to cloud to edge.

"In the digital era, a new networking approach is required to solve the hyper distribution of applications and data, as we move from a model of data centers to one of centers of data at the edge," said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. "At the heart of VMware's networking strategy is the belief in delivering pervasive connectivity with embedded security that connects users to applications wherever they may be. With the addition of VeloCloud's industry-leading SD-WAN technology, we will be able to extend the VMware NSX approach of automated, secure, and infrastructure-independent networking to the WAN."

"Enterprises are transforming how they architect and utilize their infrastructure, with a shift towards a cloud-delivered, software-defined model. This enables organizations to have a globally consistent infrastructure regardless of where it is deployed -- from the data center and the cloud to the edge," said Sanjay Uppal, CEO of VeloCloud Networks. "We look forward to helping VMware, the leader in software-defined infrastructure, in the next evolution of the company's networking and NFV strategies."

  • In March, VeloCloud closed a $35 million Series D round of funding for its SD-WAN solutions. The funding was led by Hermes Growth Partners and included new investors Telstra Ventures and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the Government of Malaysia (“Khazanah”), in addition to existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Venrock, March Capital Partners, Cisco Investments, and other undisclosed strategic investors. This brings total funding to $84 million.
  • In March 2017, VeloCloud reported that its number of SD-WAN sites has grown to more than 50,000 and total customer wins exceed 600, including the two largest SD-WAN wins in the world. The company has secured deals from AT&T, Sprint, Mitel, TelePacific, and Windstream for its “VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN for Service Providers” solution for both Network Integrated and Over The Top implementations.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sprint Launches SD-WAN with VeloCloud

Sprint launched its Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) services. The service is powered with VeloCloud's SD-WAN solution.

“The rapid change in technology is driving companies to consider SD-WAN as the answer to simplifying network challenges,” said Mike Fitz, vice president of the Sprint Global Wireline Business Unit. “The Sprint SD-WAN dashboard provides our customers with real-time, detailed visibility into the performance of their entire WAN and all of their applications, while single-click deployment minimizes the set-up time for branch offices and temporary sites.”

For connectivity, enterprises can use new or existing Sprint MPLS or broadband internet connectivity, as well as bring their own broadband (BYOBB) from other providers.  Sprint manages the customer’s SD-WAN solution across transport vendors, providing an integrated and seamless end-to-end experience.

http://www.sprint.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

VeloCloud Establishes Security Ecosystem for SD-WAN

VeloCloud Networks, the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, announced the launch of the SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program and partnerships with security industry players IBM Security, Check Point Software Technologies, Fortinet and Zscaler.

VeloCloud's SD-WAN security technology partner program is designed to integrate its enterprise SD-WAN architecture with leading security solutions. The VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables enterprise customers to operate WANs, flexibly support applications and simplify branch office deployments while using their preferred interoperable security products for branch, data centre and cloud environments.

Through the partner program, VeloCloud is working with IBM Security to deliver the Secure SD-WAN service from IBM Managed Security Services, which is designed to enable zero-trust security and improved network performance along with reduced operational and telecom circuit costs.

VeloCloud's SD-WAN security partner program covers the three areas of the SD-WAN security framework, comprising network, cloud and management. This encompasses: network security interoperability in the branch and security VNF integration on the VeloCloud Edge; cloud security via direct connect from branch to cloud and security in IaaS through VeloCloud Edges and Gateways; and interfaces to security operations centres, SIEM solutions and security analytics.

Under the program, technology partners have access to the extensible VeloCloud Technology Partner SD-WAN API (for orchestration, control and data) and SDK, in addition to the VeloCloud VNF framework. Partners are also able to integrate and insert services using the VeloCloud VNF-ready platform development framework, which offers support for an integrated security VNF.


As part of the initiative, VeloCloud has also joined Fortinet's Fabric-Ready Partner Program, through which it has worked with Fortinet to validate technology integration and ensure interoperability with the Fortinet FortiHypervisor platform. Additionally, VeloCloud is a Check Point Open Platform for Security (OPSEC) partner and has created a joint solution with Zscaler that enables secure Internet access to on-premises and cloud hosted services.http://www.velocloud.com/news/2017/velocloud-introduces-comprehensive-sd-wan-security-ecosystem

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Global Capacity Launches SD-WAN with VeloCloud

Global Capacity, a major connectivity-as-a-service provider, has announced a partnership with VeloCloud Networks, the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, to enable the delivery of managed SD-WAN services.

The partnership with VeloCloud is part of Global Capacity's initiative to expand its global enterprise networking portfolio with new software defined services that can offer enhanced flexibility, performance and reliability.

Global Capacity's SD-WAN services are designed to provide an improved network service by addressing common WAN problems that businesses face when implementing and managing complex hybrid WAN architectures. The company cited enterprise network issues including difficulty in load sharing traffic across a mix of access connections, complex, static and manual network configurations that inhibit mapping to business requirements and lack of application visibility and control over connections.

Global Capacity's SD-WAN services are designed to allow businesses to efficiently route data across their WAN via: enabling selection of the appropriate access types based on the performance needs of individual locations and applications; defining the policies to automatically prioritise traffic; and enabling more efficient use of bandwidth to enhance performance and the overall user experience.

Working with VeloCloud Global Capacity has developed a managed SD-WAN service that unifies network management across disparate network technologies, including Ethernet, MPLS, broadband and LTE, whether these are on the Global Capacity network, a competing network or a combination of the two. This is designed to enable a more agile and responsive hybrid WAN solution and to offer a simplified path for migration from an existing network architecture.

In January, Global Capacity launched the Ethernet Multi-Cloud Connect service, a virtual network service based on its One Marketplace software-defined network platform that allows enterprises to build multiple cloud services from a single port to access hybrid and multi-cloud solutions across multiple locations.

The Ethernet Multi-Cloud Connect service employs an interconnection architecture with software orchestration to simplify multi-cloud connectivity and improve service performance. The solution enables businesses to connect to cloud locations or select from a list of interconnected One Marketplace Cloud destinations, including AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and twenty cloud providers on the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

http://www.globalcapacity.com
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

VeloCloud Raises $35M for its SD-WAN

VeloCloud Networks, a start-up based in Mountain View, California, closed a $35 million Series D round of funding for its SD-WAN solutions.

The funding was led by Hermes Growth Partners and included new investors Telstra Ventures and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the Government of Malaysia (“Khazanah”), in addition to existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Venrock, March Capital Partners, Cisco Investments, and other undisclosed strategic investors. This brings total funding to $84 million.

The company said the funding will be used to expand business, capacity and operations as it accelerates new SD-WAN product development, supports larger customer rollouts, and dramatically increases sales and marketing in theaters worldwide.

VeloCloud reports that its number of SD-WAN sites has grown to more than 50,000 and total customer wins exceed 600, including the two largest SD-WAN wins in the world. The company has secured deals from AT&T, Sprint, Mitel, TelePacific, and Windstream for its “VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN for Service Providers” solution for both Network Integrated and Over The Top implementations. In addition, VeloCloud continued work with its existing ecosystem of service provider partners, including Vonage, MetTel, EarthLink, and NetOne to deliver the benefits of VeloCloud Powered SD-WAN for their customers.

“We are experiencing significantly more growth than we even predicted as a stretch goal for VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN,” said VeloCloud CEO and Co-founder Sanjay Uppal. “VeloCloud has broken away from the field with the industry’s largest number of customers, sites, and sales along with key strategic Service Provider partnerships. With this new round of funding we are able to stay well ahead of this new level of demand we are experiencing.”

http://www.velocloud.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

MegaPath Signs VeloCloud to Expand its SD-WAN

MegaPath is working with VeloCloud to extend its its SD-WAN service.

MegaPath’s SD-WAN offering includes the ability to support bi-directional priority routing, real-time application failover, packet-level application performance monitoring, true bandwidth aggregation and complete network performance visibility. These new capabilities add to MegaPath’s existing SD-WAN offering introduced in March of 2016, which delivers centralized network management and monitoring, QoS-based priority routing, session-level application performance monitoring and standard network security protocols including IPsec VPN, load balancing and failover. MegaPath SD-WAN is a fully managed service that includes full-solution design engineering, dedicated project management and a white-glove approach to implementation and support.

MegaPath said that in addition to its flexible, multi-vendor SD-WAN approach, it differentiates itself on its ability to deliver carrier-agnostic, redundant, Layer 3 WAN connections nationwide, and its portfolio of reliable business VoIP and unified communications (MegaPath One).

“Businesses today cannot afford downtime. With the increasing reliance on the cloud, the cost of downtime has grown exponentially, and the need for always-on, reliable WAN connectivity has become a business imperative,” said Dan Foster, President, Business Markets, MegaPath. “VeloCloud’s industry-leading Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN strengthens MegaPath’s SD-WAN product by further addressing the business need to maximize application performance and meet the increasing bandwidth demands of our customers."

http://www.megapath.com

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Windstream Introduces SD-WAN Powered by VeloCloud

Windstream introduced its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution powered by VeloCloud that uses SDN to dynamically route traffic over a combination of private and public access types to reach multiple locations.

Windstream said its new service helps customers maintain control over their network from a convenient centralized location rather than requiring them to manage various routers, firewalls and switches. It also simplifies management and monitoring by presenting comprehensive information to the customer in a unified management console - a "single pane of glass."

"SD-WAN is another example of Windstream partnering with enterprise customers to deliver reliable, secure communications solutions that fuel productivity and growth," said Joe Harding, enterprise chief marketing officer at Windstream. "By including SD-WAN as another solution in our portfolio of managed WAN services, Windstream offers mid- to large-sized enterprise customers the same technology advantages that large enterprises enjoy, which include custom-designed networks and services, as well as a highly responsive support team."

http://www.windstream.com


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sprint to Launch SD-WAN with Velocloud

Sprint is preparing to launch global SD-WAN services in early 2017 using VeloCloud's platform. The first customer field trials are underway.

“After a thorough vendor evaluation process, Sprint determined that the VeloCloud solution best aligned with Sprint’s focus on network agility, flexibility and cloud services enablement, said Mike Fitz, Vice President of the Sprint Global Wireline Business Unit. “We are excited to work with VeloCloud to support additional customer proof of concepts and build upon our existing relationship.”

Earlier this year Sprint announced the formation of their new Sprint Global Wireline Business Unit. The organization is focused on providing business customers with a top-tier global all-IP global network that reduces customer’s costs while providing a strong, resilient foundation for current and future business communications solutions.

“We are proud to partner with Sprint,” said Sanjay Uppal, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of VeloCloud. “Sprint is a leader in providing worldwide voice and data networking solutions.  Sprint’s managed services expertise and commitment to exceptional care, coupled with VeloCloud’s industry leading SD-WAN platform, delivers a powerful and advanced network solution with end-to-end security.

http://www.sprint.com
http://www.velocloud.com

AT&T Builds SD-WAN with VeloCloud


AT&T is rolling out an SD-WAN hybrid solution that combines multiple types of network access using technology from VeloCloud. The network-based solution will be available in 2017. VeloCloud is part of the AT&T Integrated Cloud ecosystem focused on the SD-WAN. In addition to VeloCloud, AT&T said it plans to collaborate with more SD-WAN technology companies as part of its evolving ecosystem to support customers’ needs. “Businesses need...

EarthLink Picks VeloCloud for SD-WAN Services


EarthLink is working with VeloCloud to deliver SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) services. EarthLink’s full-service SD-WAN offering will launch to market in fall 2016.  This technology enables customers to realize the full potential of the cloud by supporting application growth, network agility and simplified branch implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private datacenters and enterprise applications. “VeloCloud...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

AT&T Builds SD-WAN with VeloCloud

AT&T is rolling out an SD-WAN hybrid solution that combines multiple types of network access using technology from VeloCloud. The network-based solution will be available in 2017. VeloCloud is part of the AT&T Integrated Cloud ecosystem focused on the SD-WAN.

In addition to VeloCloud, AT&T said it plans to collaborate with more SD-WAN technology companies as part of its evolving ecosystem to support customers’ needs.

“Businesses need to satisfy increasing bandwidth demands while reducing costs. That means network needs are evolving, too,” said Rick Hubbard, senior vice president, AT&T Network Product Management. “This initiative is part of our software-centric strategy that gives our customers more flexibility and control of their networking services.”

http://www.att.com/vpn
http://about.att.com/story/att_unveils_sd_wan_hybrid_networking_strategy.html

 VeloCloud Raises $27 Million for SD-WAN, Including Cisco Investment


VeloCloud Networks, a start-up based in Mountain View, California, closed $27 million in Series C financing for its cloud SD-WAN solution. VeloCloud enable enterprises to rapidly, seamlessly and economically expand their wide area networks to support application growth, network agility and simplified branch implementations, while delivering optimized access to cloud datacenters and applications. The company reports rapid adoption of its SD-WAN solution...

Monday, August 8, 2016

EarthLink Picks VeloCloud for SD-WAN Services

EarthLink is working with VeloCloud to deliver SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) services.

EarthLink’s full-service SD-WAN offering will launch to market in fall 2016.  This technology enables customers to realize the full potential of the cloud by supporting application growth, network agility and simplified branch implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private datacenters and enterprise applications.

“VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN will be offered as part of EarthLink’s complete suite of solutions that includes network access, hosted voice, security services, optimized application performance, bandwidth prioritization controls and always-on customer service to satisfy the needs of a wide range of enterprises,” said Joe Eazor, Chief Executive Officer and President of EarthLink. “Companies wanting to enhance the experience for their customers need to maximize application performance and meet increasing bandwidth demands with a viable cost effective solution. Implementing SD-WAN alongside other managed network services will give our customers more visibility and control over the applications, websites and devices that utilize their network.”

http://www.earthlink.com
http://www.velocloud.com

Thursday, January 14, 2016

VeloCloud Raises $27 Million for SD-WAN, Including Cisco Investment

VeloCloud Networks, a start-up based in Mountain View, California, closed $27 million in Series C financing for its cloud SD-WAN solution.

VeloCloud enable enterprises to rapidly, seamlessly and economically expand their wide area networks to support application growth, network agility and simplified branch implementations, while delivering optimized access to cloud datacenters and applications. The company reports rapid adoption of its SD-WAN solution in 2015, fueled, in part, by a significantly expanded partner ecosystem which now includes BroadSoft, Cisco, Equinix, HP, IIx Console, Intel, VMware, Websense and Zscaler.

The new funding was led by March Capital Partners and two additional strategic investors, including Cisco Investments. Existing investors, including New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Venrock, also participated in the round. The funding will be used to expand business operations as the company accelerates new product development and customer rollouts, and ramps up sales and marketing in expanded theaters to meet growing global demand. Today’s funding brings the company’s total funding to $49 million.

“We are seeing exploding growth in global demand for VeloCloud’s Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN solutions,” said VeloCloud CEO and Co-founder Sanjay Uppal. “This new financing validates our unique cloud-delivered direction and success, and will accelerate growth in our core business of providing simplified branch WAN networking, improved performance and service delivery to mid to large enterprises and service providers.”

http://www.velocloud.com

Friday, December 11, 2015

Vonage Picks Velocloud for SD-WAN

Vonage has selected VeloCloud's Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) technology to launch a new SmartWAN service.

Vonage SmartWAN will help to enhance the performance of mission critical applications such as Virtual Desktop, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), CRM tools and Hosted Email. Additional benefits include QoS and brownout/blackout protection, as well as the ability to maximize bandwidth resources across multiple locations. The same technology also benefits customers with a single broadband connection.

Vonage chose VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN technology for its unique combination of Dynamic Multipath Optimization and on-demand remediation capabilities across multiple network connections or over a single connection. It also enables bandwidth on-demand, provides direct & optimal access to cloud-based applications, and simplifies deployment of services.

“Vonage is renowned for its commitment to providing reliable and high performance UCaaS voice and data services solutions in the cloud over both private networks and broadband connections,” said Sanjay Uppal, CEO and Co-Founder of VeloCloud. “Vonage’s choice of VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN technology for their next generation Managed UC and SD-WAN solutions is a great testament to the high quality, cost effective experience it delivers.”

“As businesses increase the usage of video, online collaboration tools and other cloud applications, maintaining the quality of shared bandwidth becomes vital,” said Sanjay Srinivasan, Vice President and Chief Technology Architect Business Engineering for Vonage. “Vonage SmartWAN complements the features and functionality of a company’s cloud-based unified communications solution with the added reliability they need to maintain Quality of Service and keep their businesses running smoothly.”

http://www.vonage.com
http://www.velocloud.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

VeloCloud Brings its SD-WAN to Equinix Data Centers

VeloCloud Networks announced a reference architecture that brings its Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) to Equinix’s Performance Hubs, which are extensions of an enterprise corporate IT network co-located inside Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. The service is currently available in Equinix IBX data centers located in Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., metro areas.

VeloCloud’s solution enables Equinix customers to leverage SD-WAN as a cost-effective option for connecting to their Performance Hubs with the same performance, reliability and control as if these services were within the customers’ private network.

“VeloCloud’s development of a reference architecture for connecting to enterprise Performance Hubs inside Equinix represents a key step forward for next-generation enterprise networks,” said Sanjay Uppal, CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud. “Equinix is the interconnection and data center leader, and this new architecture can help enterprises achieve unprecedented SaaS application performance levels.”

http//www.velocloud.com



  • VeloCloud Networks, which is based in Mountain View, California, offers 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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

VeloCloud Exceeds ONUG Testing for Software-Defined WANs

VeloCloud Networks, a cloud-delivered SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) company, has exceeded all Open Networking User Group (ONUG) SD-WAN tests. ONUG is a user-driven community of IT executives focused on open networking solutions. Its board includes IT leaders from Bank of America, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap Inc., JPMorgan Chase, the Lippis Report, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, Symantec and UBS. An ONUG meeting is underway this week in New York.

VeloCloud said the extensive ONUG testing process, which lasted three months, aim to provide proof of concepts, feature validation and demonstrations to ensure that the networking solutions in the network overlays, SD-WAN and network services virtualization areas deliver on the top 10 requirements developed by the ONUG Working Groups. The testing was conducted by Ixia, in conjunction with ONUG.


“Our success in ONUG’s landmark Top Ten requirements testing for SD-WAN is an important milestone demonstrating VeloCloud’s SD-WAN solution alignment with the needs of enterprises,” said Sanjay Uppal, CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud. “As the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN leader, we are committed to working closely with ONUG and the IT community to accelerate the adoption of secure and innovative technologies that dramatically improve the economics, performance and security of enterprise applications.”

“These tests underscore our commitment to the ONUG community of IT executives and vendors to validate product features that meet IT business leader requirements for enterprise cloud infrastructure,” said Nick Lippis, chairman and co-founder of ONUG. “We are confident that this testing effort with companies such as VeloCloud will assist in moving the open infrastructure industry from technology curiosity to operations.”

http://opennetworkingusergroup.com/spring-2015-downloads
http://www.velocloud.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

VeloCloud Partners With Japan's Net One Systems on SD-WAN

VeloCloud Networks, a start-up offering a subscription-based, virtualized WAN service for enterprises that aggregates multiple access lines (cable modem, DSL, LTE) into a single secure connection, announced a partnership with Net One Systems, a leading networking solutions provider and cloud builder and broker in Japan. The partnership represents VeloCloud’s foray into the Japan market as part of a larger strategy of entering into the broader Asian market.
ch offices virtually by uniquely using the cloud as the WAN.

“Net One Systems aims to provide a fully hybrid, virtualized and abstracted Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure that will free our customers from the burdens of managing various ICT technologies,” said Chief Marketing Officer Fumihiko Shinoura of Net One Systems. “Cloud Delivered SD-WAN by VeloCloud is at the core of this initiative. By combining VeloCloud SD-WAN with Net One Systems’ advanced product portfolio for hybrid virtual data centers and network, cloud service providers and large enterprise customers can easily build a next generation branch WAN that they can use efficiently and easily.”

http://www.netone.co.jp
http://www.velocloud.com

Monday, February 9, 2015

VeloCloud Enhances its SD-WAN Service with Zscaler and Websense

VeloCloud Networks, a start-up offering a subscription-based, virtualized WAN service for enterprises that aggregates multiple access lines (cable modem, DSL, LTE) into a single secure connection, announced interoperability with leading cloud security platforms Zscaler and Websense, spurring growth of its SD-WAN ecosystem. VeloCloud has also expanded its business policy framework, enabling enterprises, for the first time, to deploy cloud network services and applications easily and with assured enterprise-grade performance.

VeloCloud's SD-WAN 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.

The new capabilities from Zscaler and Websense bring new virtual services to the platfrom. VeloCloud enables enterprise branch offices to achieve the same security services as corporate headquarters—without having to install multiple, separate appliances in each branch or backhaul traffic over expensive private links to their data centers. VeloCloud’s extensible business policy framework for network services insertion will cover additional services from its growing ecosystem.

In addition, the business policy framework adds explicit link usage policies for business and security compliance, augmenting VeloCloud’s existing automatic multi-path optimization which dynamically steers traffic to achieve enterprise-grade application performance. This business policy framework is transport independent, and also applies to private lines such as T1/MPLS as they are integrated into VeloCloud’s management and optimization of hybrid WANs. The expanded business policy framework provides software-defined WAN flexibility, simplicity and automation over both network services and transport utilization.

“VeloCloud’s Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN brings software-defined flexibility and automation to the WAN, and the policy-driven insertion of network services announced today extends our no-compromise SD-WAN simplicity, application performance and security,” said Sanjay Uppal, CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud. “Our comprehensive business policy framework replaces today’s complicated configuration and stacks of appliances in branch sites with single-click direct access to both on-premises and cloud-hosted services, including those from Websense and Zscaler.”

“For distributed enterprises, equipping branch and remote offices with secure, high-performance access to cloud services has been complex and expensive,” said Punit Minocha, vice president of business development for Zscaler. “Now that our partner VeloCloud’s SD-WAN solution is seamlessly integrated with Zscaler’s cloud-based Internet security platform, distributed organizations can securely and safely leverage the power of cloud computing, while dramatically reducing costs, increasing performance, and improving employee productivity and satisfaction.”

http://www.velocloud.com

Thursday, January 29, 2015

VeloCloud: Variable Performance for Broadband WAN Connections

Businesses relying on broadband lines (DSL, cable, LTE, Ethernet or fiber) continue to experience variable and insufficient performance one-quarter of the time, according to data compiled by VeloCloud Networks.

Specifically, the VeloCloud Internet Quality Report for enterprise applications performance measured packet loss and jitter/latency during work hours over Internet WAN connections. Data was gathered by continuous monitoring of VeloCloud’s cloud network service. These 2H2014 results of 6 million link statistics cover more than 60 locations and 50 ISPs.

“The survey confirms that unpredictable Internet performance can’t be solved by switching Internet service providers (ISPs), changing the type of service (DSL, cable, LTE, Ethernet or fiber) or throwing any amount of bandwidth at the problem,” said Sanjay Uppal, CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud. “But it also shows that by fundamentally transforming how these inexpensive broadband links are utilized, enterprises can use the Internet as their WAN to augment their existing private lines, at a fraction of the cost.”

Key findings of the VeloCloud Internet Quality Report include:

  • During business hours (defined as 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., local time), Internet links could not deliver enterprise-quality real-time traffic 25% of the time, on average.
  • Poor performance varied by city from as low as 1% to over 50%. This magnitude of variation was found even within an ISP’s service in the same city over time.
  • There was no improvement in performance even as available bandwidth increased to 200Mbps and more.
  • An overlay cloud-delivered SD-WAN service, featuring dynamic multipath optimization, was able to deliver enterprise-quality application performance 99.3% of the time.
  • Unreliable Internet Links Equals Money Lost
  • Enterprises want to optimize both real-time application performance and costs across their WANs. As the network demands of these real-time applications have increased, so has the number of applications delivered from the cloud. These changes are driving enterprises to look to the Internet for a more cost-effective way to connect directly to cloud applications. However, broadband Internet links to date have not been able to deliver the quality needed to run enterprise applications.

The VeloCloud report includes a Quality Score that rates the ability of Internet connections to support application performance. This scoring is consistent with industry standards, such as mean opinion scores (MOS) for VOIP, and calibrated with third-party tools. The real-world data has been anonymized and aggregated to ensure customer privacy.

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  • In July 2014, VeloCloud Networks, a start-up based in Mountain View , California, launched its 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.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

VeloCloud Launches Subscription-based Virtualized WAN Service

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).

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  • 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).


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

VeloCloud Raises $21 Million for its Cloud-WAN Vision

VeloCloud Networks, a start-up based in Los Altos, California, announced $21 million in funding for its Cloud-Delivered WAN vision.

VeloCloud plans to use a Cloud Orchestrator to provide centralized, enterprise-wide configuration and real-time monitoring of WAN connections.  The goal is to dramatically simplify the WAN by delivering virtualized services from the cloud to branch offices and mobile users.

The funding was led by leading venture capital firms New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Venrock as well as incubator firm, The Fabric.

“VeloCloud aims to fundamentally alter the economics of the WAN while simplifying and automating network operations for distributed enterprises,” said VeloCloud co-founder and CEO, Sanjay Uppal. “We are delighted to have the support of top-tier venture partners and are poised to build our channels, scale business development activities and create a strong ecosystem.”

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