VeloCloud Networks, the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, claims to have acquired 50 Service Providers customers and 1,000 enterprise customers because of its more than 150 channel partners, including System Integrators, Value Added Resellers, Managed Service Providers, and Service Providers. VeloCloud Powered Service Providers span a footprint comprising Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers globally.
Some of the Service Providers who have previously announced their choice of VeloCloud for Network Integrated SD-WAN and Over the Top (OTT) SD-WAN include AT&T, Sprint, IBM, CHT Global, CBTS, GTT, Global Capacity, Megapath, NetOne Systems, Macquarie Telecom, Meriplex Communications, MetTel, Mitel, Netregy, Newcloud Networks, Saicom, Telstra, TPx Communications, Vonage and Windstream.
“Our objective is to provide cloud-based architecture and deliver virtual services via software from the cloud. VeloCloud’s capabilities aligned well with this vision,” said AT&T’s Rosa Maria Boza, Vice President, Enterprise Networking, AT&T Business. “VeloCloud’s virtualized infrastructure supports us in delivering network efficiency and flexibility for our customers.”
VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN allows the Service Provider to deliver assured application performance, incorporate edge and cloud security and provide simplification via automation using a uniform business policy. VeloCloud SD-WAN is delivered with management, control and data plane services in the cloud, via true multi-tenant, multi-segment Gateways and Orchestrators, and multi-tier management spanning operators to partners to direct enterprise portals. This enables SD-WAN capabilities to be extended directly to service provider private backbones and cloud datacenters and services, as well as between enterprise sites. A cloud-delivered solution enables SD-WAN over last mile broadband and off-net circuits to access existing private backbones to leverage their reliable mid-mile connectivity and existing connectivity to enterprise sites.
The solution is deployed as an over-the-top (OTT) solution with on-premises SD-WAN hubs, or as a hub-less design for legacy data centers. VeloCloud uniquely combines these deployment models together with the use of VeloCloud Gateways for direct SD-WAN access to SaaS and IaaS destinations.
“Sprint teamed with VeloCloud to develop a compelling offering in the market,” said Mishka Dehghan, Vice President of Sprint Business Product Development. “Sprint SD-WAN provides great value to our customers by leveraging VeloCloud’s unique platform in conjunction with Sprint’s access agnostic approach to service delivery, managed services expertise, and unparalleled enterprise network visibility via our Compass portal.”
With SD-WAN becoming the primary function in vCPE deployments, VeloCloud SD-WAN has been established as the platform for simplifying the delivery and deployment of virtual network functions such as security. Cloud services or regionally distributed on-premises services can be service chained with granular and simple enterprise-wide policies. Additionally, virtual services can be deployed directly to the branch either on the VeloCloud virtual services platform or alongside a VeloCloud SD-WAN VNF on a third party vCPE.
“Telstra’s networking strategy of SDN and NFV playing a key role for network flexibility and agility is consistent with the capabilities of VeloCloud’s innovative and proven architecture,” said Jim Clarke, Director of Global Connectivity Networks, Telstra Enterprise. “We are embracing new network architectures that help businesses achieve more agile and responsive networks, and we believe that VeloCloud SD-WAN can be a key piece of our strategic priority to grow our business globally.”
“We picked VeloCloud as our SD-WAN technology partner after researching 28 vendors worldwide, over a period of one year, for good reason,” said Michael Davies, Customer & Emerging Technologies Director, Macquarie Telecom. “VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables us to give our customers a materially different experience to traditional networks by enabling visibility, application performance and speed of deployment.”
“Windstream’s VeloCloud Powered SD-WAN is characterized by simplified network management, security, scalability and increased efficiency and resiliency,” said Joseph Harding, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Windstream. “VeloCloud enables our SD-WAN solution to help transform how our customers design and manage their networks, while dramatically reducing costs.”