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Viptela Customer Acadia Healthcare to Discuss Cloud Transformation with SD-WAN at ONUG Spring 2017

Director of Network Services at Leading Healthcare Provider will Explain How Viptela’s SD-WAN Facilitated Migration to Cloud Based Applications

onug-csSAN JOSE, Calif.— April 24, 2017— Viptela, the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) company, announced today that one of its customers, Acadia Healthcare, will share their experiences using SD-WAN to transform their business to cloud-based applications at the upcoming Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Spring 2017 Conference. Viptela will also demonstrate its SD-WAN platform at its booth.

WHO: Eric Lester is Director of Network Services at Acadia Healthcare, one of the largest providers of inpatient behavioral healthcare services with a network of over 500 behavioral healthcare facilities in 39 US states, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico. It was ranked on the Fortune 100 list of fastest growing companies in 2016. Eric leads the Network Engineering, Telecom, and Field Support teams responsible for the design and engineering, deployment, and support of network related services at all of the company’s facilities. He is a strong proponent of cloud, virtualization and automation of network services.

WHAT: The traditional MPLS based network connectivity model is proving too rigid for SaaS applications and mobile Internet access. In order to ensure users have fast, reliable and secure connectivity to cloud-based enterprise apps, organizations are turning to SD-WAN. In this session, “Transforming to Cloud-Based Applications with SD-WAN,” Eric Lester will explain how SD-WAN technology from Viptela has enabled his organization to:

  • Migrate to cloud-based healthcare applications
  • Ensure 100% network uptime of patient and administrative services
  • Transition to a Hybrid WAN for Active/Active utilization and application based path selection
  • Achieve zero-touch IT capability while migrating the clinic footprint to the cloud
  • Rapidly enable services like guest WiFi, and cloud-based VoIP and medicinal dispensing

WHERE: ONUG Spring 2017
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco

WHEN: Transforming to Cloud-Based Applications with SD-WAN
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:25-1:45 PM PDT.

HOW: To schedule a conversation with Viptela, contact Gareth Pettigrew at

For more info or to register, visit:

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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