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Viptela Named to CRN Data Center 100 List for 2017

SD-WAN Leader Recognized for Virtualizing WAN, Enabling a Fully Integrated and Distributed Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)

crn data center 100 2017SAN JOSE, Calif. (February 27, 2017) — Viptela, the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) company, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, named Viptela to its esteemed 2017 Data Center 100 list. Each year, CRN recognizes technology suppliers that excel at powering, supporting and protecting today’s complex and demanding data centers.

“The migration to the Cloud, Big Data and IoT has pushed traditional data center networks to their limits in terms of performance, security and scalability. The Viptela SD-WAN platform enables solution providers to address these challenges for customers, using an overlay that does not require ripping and replacing existing networks,” said Anthony D’Angelo, Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales for Viptela. “We are honored to be recognized as a CRN Data Center 100 company for helping the channel implement software-defined data center architectures that can be easily and centrally managed.”

CRN editors select companies for the Data Center 100 list on the basis of multiple criteria, including each company’s overall impact on the market, its influence on the channel as a whole, and the types of technology and services it makes available to its partners. The Data Center 100 helps solution providers locate best-in-class vendors providing data center infrastructure, data center management tools, software-defined data center technology and data center services. The Data Center 100 list will be featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/datacenter100.

“The construction and operation of a reliable data center requires wide-ranging expertise and resources across a number of key technologies,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “Our annual Data Center 100 list identifies the top vendors in these areas, helping solution providers find proven data center experts who can deliver the necessary depth and breadth of materials, services and expert guidance.”

Viptela enables enterprises to deploy an SD-WAN that supports any combination of connections (MPLS, Broadband, Wireless 3G/4G LTE, etc.) and unifies provisioning and management across cloud and data center resources for hundreds or even thousands of sites. Fortune 500 enterprises and major carriers including Verizon and Singtel are using Viptela to deliver managed SD-WAN services. In contrast with competing vendors, Viptela has the industry’s most scalable and reliable SD-WAN solution and the world’s largest deployments with thousands of sites.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com. Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Follow CRN on Twitter@CRN.

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, secure, 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 to deliver managed SD-WAN services. The company has been named a Next Billion Dollar Startup by Forbes, 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Global Company and CRN Tech Innovator. Viptela is backed by Redline Capital, Northgate Capital and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit: viptela.com or follow us on Twitter @viptela.

Media Contact:
Marc Gendron
Marc Gendron PR
781-237-0341
marc@mgpr.net

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