SD-WAN

VeloCloud SD-WAN Wins Gold in the 12th Annual 2017 IT World Award in SDN Category

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VeloCloud Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced thatNetwork Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN as the 2017 Gold Award winner in the 12th Annual IT World Awards® for the SDN category. 

This global award recognizes ongoing advances such as the innovative VeloCloud SD-WAN SDK and APIs, best-of-breed VeloCloud SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program, and progressive VeloCloud VNF Framework for technology partners. As the leader in SD-WAN, VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN is the choice for Enterprises and Service Providers around the world continuing to reiterate the value of genuine SD-WAN. 

CloudGenix Named a SD-WAN IDC Innovator

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CloudGenix, the software-defined wide-area (SD-WAN) network leader, today announced it has been selected as an IDC Innovator in the IDC Innovators: SD-WAN, 2017 Report in recognition of its innovative technologies and ground-breaking business models in SD-WAN.

According to the report, "traditional WANs are complex to manage and do not support DX-level business agility as legacy WANs often are characterized by backhaul inefficiencies that compromise application performance, business agility, and employee productivity... SD-WAN has emerged as the solution for enterprises increasingly dependent on the cloud and on requiring "anytime, anywhere" application access."

CloudGenix and TBI Sign Master Agent Agreement

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CloudGenix, Inc., the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) leader, today announced it has signed a partnership agreement with TBI, a leading distributor of data, network, cloud, voice and managed services. This agreement will allow TBI partners to deliver to its clients the industry's first and only application-defined SD-WAN solution. With CloudGenix, enterprises can now eliminate complex routing protocols and hardware routers, and directly set up business rules and app-SLAs -- all while reducing WAN cost by 50 to 70 percent.

As a leading technology distributor, TBI advises and consults on the right solutions to solve organizational challenges, especially those related to increasing bandwidth, upgrading outdated systems, adding new services and migrating or deploying cloud solutions. TBI helps recommend technologies like SD-WAN that assist with convergence and modernization.

New Version of Cloudify Launches with Fully Open vCPE Solution Delivered through TOSCA-based, Orchestration-First Platform

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Today at NFV World Congress, Cloudify announced that the open-source Cloudify software platform announced last week is already in use by several carriers via an early access program to manage virtual network functions (VNFs) across multiple cloud environments. Cloudify 4 allows carriers to move from VNF concept to production faster and with open source tools.

Cloudify is an open source multi-cloud management software platform. The latest version -Cloudify 4-shipped last week with new features that present a direct threat to legacy cloud management platforms (CMPs) used by enterprises. These legacy CMPs-such as RightScale and CloudForms-are showing their age now that orchestration-first approaches like Cloudify have matured, adding CMP features and enhanced performance in the latest version. Cloudify 4 is available for download here, and more information about The End of Cloud Management is available on the Cloudify community blog.

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VeloCloud Raises $35M to Meet Accelerating Global Demand for Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN

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VeloCloud Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced that it has closed a $35 million Series D round of funding, led by Hermes Growth Partners. Round participants 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.

The funding will be used to expand business, capacity and operations as the company accelerates new SD-WAN product development, supports larger customer rollouts, and dramatically increases sales and marketing in theaters worldwide. Today's funding brings the company's total funding to $84 million.

"We have been following the exploding SD-WAN space very closely and recognize its potential to transform enterprise WAN," said Bobby Yerramilli-Rao, founder and partner at Hermes Growth Partners. "We decided to invest in VeloCloud because of the company's highly differentiated solution, superb track record with customers, and exceptional management team."

Cato Networks Launches First Cloud-based, Secure SD-WAN Service

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Cato Networks, provider of network and security as a service solutions, today announced the launch of its cloud-based, secure SD-WAN service. The Cato Cloud converges networking with security to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of existing networks. It extends the WAN with policy-based routing, an SLA-backed global backbone, enterprise-grade network security as well as cloud and mobile support. Enterprises can now reduce their reliance on expensive MPLS services and distributed network security appliances to securely connect branch offices, cloud and physical data centers, and the mobile workforce.

"The role of the wide area network (WAN) is now expanding to incorporate a new set of requirements including connectivity to a growing number of mobile workers and public cloud providers," said Jim Metzler, Ashton, Metzler and Associates. "These requirements expand the enterprise attack surface, which drives the need to better integrate the network security stack into the WAN infrastructure."

"Current enterprise networks are built upon 25 years old networking and security technologies. This aging architecture is incompatible with the cloud-centric and mobile-first modern enterprise," said Shlomo Kramer, Co-founder and CEO of Cato Networks. "Over the next 10 years organizations of all sizes will need to re-architect their WANs to provide secure networking capabilities across the business, anytime and anywhere. This challenge requires a new architecture, not merely point solutions like existing SD-WAN products. Cato Cloud is the blueprint for transforming the enterprise WAN for the business of the future."

The Cato Cloud provides multiple benefits to maximize the business impact of WAN transformation.

Camfil turns to Interoute SD-WAN for network & data centre consolidation

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Interoute, owner operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe's largest networks, is transforming the IT estate of Camfil, the world leader in air filters for ventilation systems.

Headquartered in Sweden and with 26 manufacturing facilities, six R&D facilities and local sales offices worldwide, Camfil’s data network is distributed across more than 130 sites. Camfil is using Interoute’s Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) solution to better manage and consolidate its IT environment and instead focus on its core business of providing clean air.
 

VeloCloud Demonstrates Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN Leadership at Gartner Data Center Conference

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VeloCloud Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced it will demonstrate VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference, taking place at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, Dec. 5 - 8. 

At the Gartner conference, VeloCloud will participate in the following activities:

Viptela Extends Enterprise WANs to the Cloud

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Viptela, Inc., the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) company, today announced a solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS) that allows enterprises to seamlessly add AWS resources to their Wide Area Network (WAN). This relationship extends all the SD-WAN capabilities offered by the Viptela platform to AWS so resources can be managed and provide the same user experience as if they were hosted in a company’s own data centers.

Viptela will demonstrate its SD-WAN platform integration with Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs) at the AWS re:Invent 2016 Booth 131 from November 28 to December 2. During the same conference theCUBE will be interviewing Viptela Vice President of Product Management Ramesh Prabagaran and Keith Schafer, Network Architect for US Foods, a Viptela customer.

Viptela SD-WAN Platform Adds Support for Microsoft Azure Cloud

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Viptela, Inc., the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) company, today announced that its SD-WAN platform can extend a customer’s Wide Area Network (WAN) into the Microsoft Azure public cloud environment. An Enterprise can now treat their Azure Virtual Network (VNET) resource as a branch and benefit from all the SD-WAN capabilities offered by the Viptela platform. All Viptela elements can also be deployed on a Hyper-V hypervisor.