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Leading SD-WAN Platform is now Published on VMware Solution Exchange

SAN JOSE, Calif. Nov. 2, 2016 — Viptela, the Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) company, today announced its Secure Extensible Network (SEN) for SD-WAN platform has achieved VMware Ready™ status for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process, Viptela has received VMware’s highest level of endorsement and is supported on the VMware vCloud® NFV™ platform.

“We are pleased that Viptela’s SEN for SD-WAN qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it has met specific VMware interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware cloud infrastructure. This indicates to customers that Viptela SEN for SD-WAN can be deployed in production environments with confidence and can speed time to value within customer environments powered by VMware vCloud NFV,” said Gabriele Di Piazza, Vice President, Products and Solutions, NFV Telco Group at VMware.

The Viptela SD-WAN platform opens up new opportunities for service providers by unifying WAN connection management (MPLS, Internet and 4G/LTE), segmenting traffic, providing zero touch provisioning and supporting application aware routing for enterprise customers. With VMware Ready Status for NFV, service providers can confidently deploy Viptela with VMware to deliver SD-WAN at scale while implementing rapid and agile service innovation.

“We are pleased to have achieved VMware Ready™ certification for NFV, since service providers and their enterprise customers are increasingly deploying this capability with SD-WAN,” said Ramesh Prabaragan, Vice President, Product Management, Viptela. “This status will enable us to more easily deliver NFV solutions with our partners.”

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions.  With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.

The Viptela SD-WAN solution can be found within the online VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/viptela. The VMware Solution Exchange is an online marketplace where VMware partners and developers can publish rich marketing content and downloadable software for our customers.

About Viptela

Viptela provides Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology that virtualizes WAN infrastructure. The platform allows global companies to build carrier agnostic, policy-controlled and cost-effective WANs. Viptela has been deployed at thousands of sites by more than 25 Fortune 500 enterprises; and major carriers including Verizon and Singtel are using Viptela to deliver managed SD-WAN services. The company has been named a Next Billion Dollar Startup by Forbes and 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Company. Viptela is backed by Redline Capital, Northgate Capital and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit: viptela.com or follow us on Twitter @viptela.

VMware, VMware vCloud for NFV and VMware Ready are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

Contacts
AR: Brenna Karr – brekarr@cisco.com
PR: Gareth Pettigrew – gpettigr@cisco.com