VeloCloud to Showcase Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN

April 05, 2017

By Frank Griffin, Contributing Writer

Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is simplifying branch office networking at a time when data traffic is getting more complicated than ever. By abstracting the network hardware and transport characteristics from the applications that use the network, SD-WAN delivers increased network agility and cost reduction. VeloCloud Networks is further simplifying the process by delivering SD-WAN in the cloud with automated deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE (News - Alert) links for globally distributed enterprises. The company just announced it is going to be demonstrating its technology in the second quarter of 2017 at industry events around the world.

Some of the more notable events are the WAN Summit NYC; Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Data Center Summit, Sydney; INTEROP Tokyo; and Cisco (News - Alert) Live!, Las Vegas. But these are just a handful of the many events VeloCloud will be showcasing its technology as the company receives new rounds of funding and acquires major customers.

In March of 2017, VeloCloud announced it closed a $35 million Series D round of funding, led by Hermes Growth Partners, in addition to existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Venrock, March Capital Partners, Cisco Investments and others. With this round, a total of $84 million has been raised by the company to date.

This type of investment highlights the technology the company has developed and the potential it has in the industry as more customer deploy its SD-WAN technology. The company has set new records for sales, with the number of SD-WAN sites growing to more than 50,000 and total customer wins exceeding 600. VeloCloud also announced it had the two largest SD-WAN wins in the world. Some of the global companies currently using VeloCloud include, AT&T (News - Alert), Sprint, Mitel, TelePacific, and Windstream, but it also has service provider partnerships with Vonage, MetTel, EarthLink, and NetOne so they can provide the benefits of VeloCloud Powered SD-WAN to their customers.

"We are experiencing significantly more growth than we even predicted as a stretch goal for VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN. 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,” said VeloCloud CEO and Co-founder Sanjay Uppal.

VeloCloud SD-WAN offers organizations to securely support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch end-point implementations with 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.

Edited by Maurice Nagle