VeloCloud Earns 5-Star Rating Again in CRN's 2017 Partner Program Guide -- Annual Guide Recognizes VeloCloud as One of the Channel's Top Programs Equipping Growing Global Partner Base To Deliver Benefits of Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 19, 2017 -- VeloCloud™ Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has again given VeloCloud a 5-Star rating in its 2017 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel.
The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. VeloCloud’s automation, true multi-tenant cloud based orchestration, control, and zero touch-deployment dramatically lower the barrier for channel partners to deploy, support and profit from Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN.
To determine the 2017 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company's research team assessed each vendor’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. The 2017 Partner Program Guide is featured in this month’s issue of CRN and online.
"For solution providers, finding the right technology vendors to partner with is crucial to the health of their business, and the vast array of choices can be overwhelming," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and outlining their strengths and benefits."
"As a 100-percent channel driven company, our growing global channel partner network is critical to our continued growth and ability to meet rapidly expanding worldwide demand for Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN," said Michael Wood, VP of Marketing for VeloCloud. "It is rewarding to be recognized once again by CRN for our partner program and initiatives such as our recently announced innovative channel focused SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program. Teaming with our channel partners, we are delivering the benefits of Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN to mid-sized to very large global enterprises and transforming enterprise wide area networking forever."
VeloCloud recently announced the industry's first SD-WAN Security Technology Partner program, along with the VeloCloud SD-WAN SDK and API suite, which enables channel partners to deploy truly integrated, single pane, self-service SD-WAN solutions. VeloCloud also formally introduced the VeloCloud SD-WAN VNF Framework which is enabling security vendors to implement seamless security VNFs on the industry leading VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN platform.
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™.
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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 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.