Earthlink teams up with Velocloud on SD-WAN

Staff writer
Telco SDN/NFV Asia

Earthlink has formed a partnership with SD-WAN technology provider VeloCloud, as part of the former’s strategy to help clients transform their business by deploying solutions that deliver more personalized customer experiences, reduce cost, and increase sales.

Under the partnership, VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN will be offered as part of EarthLink’s complete suite of solutions that includes network access, hosted voice, security services, optimized application performance, bandwidth prioritization controls and always-on customer service to satisfy the needs of a wide range of enterprises.

EarthLink will launch its full-service SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) offering in fall 2016.

Joe Eazor, CEO and president of Earthlink, said this technology enables customers to realize the full potential of the cloud by supporting application growth, network agility and simplified branch implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private datacenters and enterprise applications.

“Companies wanting to enhance the experience for their customers need to maximize application performance and meet increasing bandwidth demands with a viable cost effective solution. Implementing SD-WAN alongside other managed network services will give our customers more visibility and control over the applications, websites and devices that utilize their network,” the executive said.

VeloCloud CEO and cofounder  Sanjay Uppal said SD-WAN provides the visibility and control that customers need to capitalize on technology evolution to migrate services to the cloud, and implement new IP services like voice, digital signage, video conferencing and other applications.

“Implementation of specific business policies ensures the availability and performance of critical business applications and can improve overall user experiences and the customer’s bottom line,” Uppal noted.

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