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Viptela Named to CRN’s Inaugural Software-Defined Data Center 50

SD-WAN Leader Recognized for Technology Innovations and Channel Impact

2017-sd-data-centerSAN JOSE, Calif. – March 22, 2017 Viptela, the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) company, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, named Viptela to its inaugural Software-Defined Data Center 50 list. Selected by CRN editors, this list recognizes channel-friendly companies with best-in-class software-defined data center technology that solution providers can rely on as they transition customers to the cloud. Viptela was selected for its strong channel relationships and its market-leading innovations in SD-WAN that ensure software-defined data center architectures can be easily built and centrally managed.

“We are honored to be named to the first-ever CRN Software-Defined Data Center 50 list,” said Anthony D’Angelo, Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales for Viptela. “Enterprises are increasingly seeking more agile networking architectures that support cloud, big data, and mobility. Viptela SD-WAN technology provides broad support across MPLS, Broadband, Wireless 3G/4G LTE connections, with zero-touch provisioning and centralized management. It enables solution providers to on-board and manage hundreds, even thousands of sites.”

CRN editors selected companies for the 2017 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list based on 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 list is intended as a guide for solution providers searching for best-in-class software-defined data center technology suppliers. The 2017 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list is featured online at

“Data centers are evolving rapidly, with the rise of software-defined solutions enabling centralization, automation and scale on an unprecedented level,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The vendors on CRN’s Software-Defined Data Center 50 list enable solution providers to reap the powerful benefits of this new technology: optimal computing speeds, superior data storage and management capabilities, reliable power and excellent energy efficiency. We congratulate this year’s Software-Defined Data Center 50 on the technical ingenuity and effective partnership-building that have earned them this important place in the IT channel.”

Mid-sized and large enterprises typically need to connect tens, hundreds and even thousands of branches and retail locations over the WAN. The Viptela SEN (Secure Extensible Network) platform allows for “mix and match” private and public IP connections such as MPLS, wireless LTE/4G, broadband and Ethernet, to meet application requirements based on geographic location, bandwidth and location type including branch offices, campuses, data centers and  cloud resources. Viptela empowers solution providers to deliver a Cloud-aware WAN that ensures the user experience for cloud applications is on par with the performance of data-center based resources. Channel-friendly Viptela enables partners to:

  • Reduce deployment times for new applications by up to 75 percent
  • Boost cloud application performance by 2x or more
  • Cut WAN operating costs by 50 percent in typical deployments

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. 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 an overlay network architecture that is policy-controlled and enables seamless digital transformation and migration to the Cloud. Viptela has been deployed at thousands of sites and is the most deployed SD-WAN solution among Global Fortune-1000 enterprises. 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, 2016 Red Herring Global 100 Company and CRN Tech Innovator. Viptela is backed by Sequoia Capital, Redline Capital and Northgate Capital. For more information, visit: or follow us on Twitter @viptela.

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