MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VeloCloud™ Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named its Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN a winner of a 2017 Product of the Year Award in the Software-Defined Networking awards category. Recognized products represent best-of-breed technological innovation as judged by CRN editors and the solution provider community at large.
VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables channel partners to securely support their customers’ application growth, network agility, and simplified branch and end-point implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private data centers and enterprise applications. Channel partners are able to increase revenue, deliver advanced services and increase flexibility by delivering elastic transport, performance for cloud applications, and integrated advanced services all via a zero-touch deployment and operations model. Their customers benefit from the multi-tenant cloud gateway architecture with segmentation and the ability to support real-time applications over private, broadband and wireless links. With VeloCloud, The Cloud is the Network.
“Each year CRN calls on the solution provider community to help identify the IT channel’s most useful, well-crafted and innovative offerings,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The resulting list singles out top-performing products that stand at the intersection of technical excellence, outstanding profit potential and high customer demand. Our 2017 Products of the Year list serves as a beacon of much-deserved recognition for stand-out vendors and as an important guide for channel partners to the latest and most rewarding technologies and services on the market.”
For the second year in a row, the top five finalists in 20 Products of the Year technology categories were selected by CRN editors, while solution providers themselves rated those finalists to determine the winner. The Channel Company surveyed solution provider partners working with each of the finalists, asking them to rate the products on Technology, Revenue and Profit, and Customer Demand. The survey garnered more than 4,000 responses. Solution providers considered a number of factors in determining their ratings, including product quality and reliability, technical innovation, compatibility and ease of integration, ability to drive revenue, and fulfillment of market and customer demands.
“We are greatly honored to have our Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN recognized as Product of the Year by The Channel Company and solution provider partners,” said Sanjay Uppal, CEO and Co-Founder of VeloCloud. “As a 100-percent channel driven company, we are excited by the recognition from the more than 4,000 responses received from our solution provider partners. The comprehensive nature of the factors used to determine these awards underscores the business, technical and people leadership that we have built for our enterprise and carrier customers with the full participation of the channel.”
The 2017 Products of the Year will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/poty.
About The Channel Company
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VeloCloud Networks™, Inc. is the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, a Gartner Cool Vendor, the Frost & Sullivan Market Share Leader for 2017 and Product Leader in the SD-WAN Solution Market, and a Best of Interop and Best of VMworld winner. The company simplifies branch WAN networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today’s increasingly distributed enterprises. 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. VeloCloud has received financing from investors including NEA, Venrock, March Capital Partners, Hermes Growth Partners, Telstra Ventures, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Cisco Investments, and The Fabric, and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, visit www.velocloud.com and follow the company on Twitter @VeloCloud.
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