VeloCloud Earns Finalist Honors in the MEF 2017 Awards Program for Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN -- VeloCloud Recognized for Service, Application, Technology and Professional Excellence in the Third Network Technology Solutions Awards Category
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 26, 2017 -- VeloCloud™ Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced that MEF, the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated services, has named VeloCloud as a Finalist in the MEF 2017 Awards program, which recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation. MEF’s Awards program is the largest in the world focused on emerging dynamic network services powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), NFV, SDN, and Carrier Ethernet. Award winners will be revealed on Nov. 14 at the MEF17 global networking event, to be held Nov. 13-16 in Orlando, Fla.

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables Enterprises to securely support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch and end-point implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private data centers and enterprise applications. Global Service Providers 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. With 50 Service Provider wins, VeloCloud continues to be the most broadly selected SD-WAN solution in the Service Provider arena. Both Enterprises and Service Providers benefit from the virtualized CPE (vCPE) at the edge, multi-tenant cloud gateway architecture, and the ability to support real-time applications over private, broadband, and wireless links continuing to demonstrate that The Cloud is the Network.

“We are delighted to congratulate 34 companies for being chosen as 2017 Awards Finalists,” said Nan Chen, President of MEF. “We appreciate the diligent efforts of the many companies who made submissions this year. MEF looks forward to recognizing the standout leaders who are transforming the services and networking landscape with cutting-edge innovations.”

MEF recognized VeloCloud in the Third Network Technology Solutions Awards category. These awards recognize leadership in service orchestration, service assurance, service virtualization, service analytics, SD-WAN, CE 2.0, and multi-vendor technology solutions based on combinations of LSO, NFV, SDN, and CE 2.0 technologies.

“VeloCloud is honored to be recognized by MEF, an organization aimed at equipping Service Providers to deliver networks that provide agile, assured, and orchestrated services,” said Steve Woo, VeloCloud VP of Products. “MEF and VeloCloud are aligned in our cloud focus for services delivered to users. It is VeloCloud’s Cloud-Delivered approach that makes it the SD-WAN of choice for Service Providers.”

The judging panel for the MEF Awards was comprised of 13 global and regional senior analysts from ATLANTIC-ACM, Battle Green Research, Frost & Sullivan, Global Data, IHS Markit, Metanoia, Ovum, and Vertical Systems, in addition to independent judges.

About MEF

An industry association of 210+ member companies, MEF is enabling service providers to create a global ecosystem of networks that deliver agile, assured, and orchestrated services for the digital economy and hyper-connected world. These services provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. They are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, service specifications, and certification programs. MEF’s work will enable automated delivery of standardized wavelength, Carrier Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks.

About VeloCloud

VeloCloud Networks™, Inc. is the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, a Gartner Cool Vendor, the Frost & Sullivan 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 is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif.