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. 

VeloCloud Selected to Present on SD-WAN Panel at Enterprise Connect Conference Next Week

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VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced that Michael Wood, VeloCloud VP of Marketing, has been selected to present on a panel titled "SD-WAN: Networking for the Cloud-based, Mobile, Real-Time Enterprise" at the Enterprise Connect Conference next week.

The panel, chaired by Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst at ZK Research, will be held from 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm EST on March 8 in the Sun D Room of the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Fla.

VeloCloud and MetTel Deploy VMware for Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN

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VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP), today announced that MetTel, a leading communications solutions provider for enterprises and a VeloCloud business partner, deploys VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN running on the VMware vCloud NFV platform, featuring the production-proven VMware vSphere platform.

VeloCloud enables enterprise-grade performance, security and reliability to both enterprise and cloud applications as part of the MetTel managed SD-WAN and bonded Internet solution. VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN runs as an overlay over Internet and Hybrid links while simplifying deployments and reducing costs.

Aryaka Launches the First Fully Integrated Cloud-Based SD-WAN, With Built-In WAN Optimization and Cloud Acceleration

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Aryaka, the Software Defined Network Platform provider, announced today the launch of its SD-WAN ULTRA service at the NFV&SDN Expo in Fort Lauderdale. Aryaka has built the first fully integrated SD-WAN solution that combines a global private network, WAN Optimization and cloud/SaaS acceleration to deliver enhanced application performance, reduce capital expenditures and simplify network operations at branch offices.

With these components, Aryaka's SD-WAN ULTRA addresses the Achilles' heel of SD-WAN solutions -- inconsistent latencies and jitter, associated with their dependence on the public Internet for transport of mission-critical voice, video, data and application traffic that is vital to business execution. The public Internet is a shared medium of communication, and due to congestion and packet loss, lacks the performance required for transferring business-critical voice, video and data, and accessing cloud services or SaaS applications globally.

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN Solution is BroadSoft Validated

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VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced that its SD-WAN solution is now BroadSoft Validated. Service Providers and enterprises can now architect, design and implement Unified Communications (UC) solutions for the long term, secure in the knowledge that they are using both the best-in-class communications platform and SD-WAN solution.

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN delivers enterprise-grade reliability and performance for Unified Communications Services over Internet and Hybrid WAN networks. It seamlessly integrates with existing service provider networks and is a transformational approach for WAN architectures. VeloCloud enables unified elastic bandwidth, provides direct and optimal access to cloud-based applications, simplifies deployment of services, and improves operational automation. Global service providers are able to increase revenue, deliver advanced services and increase flexibility. VeloCloud's cloud-based multi-tenant orchestrator provides MSPs with configuration management, zero touch provisioning, and a single pane of glass for monitoring and troubleshooting end-to-end network quality and status.