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Virtela Earns Top Honor in 2013 Fierce Innovation Awards

Date: November 14, 2013 | Company Recognized for Driving Data Center Networking Innovation

Virtela, the world’s largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, today announced that it has been named a winner in the 2013 Fierce Innovation Awards. Virtela was recognized in the Data Centers category for its Managed IT Infrastructure Service for Virtualized Data Centers and Private Clouds. The Fierce Innovation Awards – hosted by the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable – honor companies on the cutting edge of innovation in the wireless, wireline and advanced TV and network sectors.

Winners of the 2013 Fierce Innovation Awards were selected by an exclusive carrier-only panel of executives who evaluated submissions based on criteria including technology innovation, financial impact, market validation and end-user customer experience.

Virtela was recognized for driving innovation in the data center industry, with its service that leverages advanced automation and predictive network analytics to optimize network and security infrastructure delivery, monitoring and management for enterprise data center transformation. These technologies give enterprises faster provisioning for their virtualized infrastructure and proactive identification and resolution of 95% of data center network issues before they impact quality of service.

“Virtela’s advanced systems and expertise help enterprises overcome the daunting complexity associated with transitioning to the next generation data center,” said Jian Li, Virtela’s chief technology officer and vice president of technical solutions. “Virtela speeds the deployment and simplifies the ongoing operation of these highly dynamic environments while protecting customers’ current infrastructure investments. This latest recognition highlights our commitment to developing disruptive network and cloud services that deliver true business value to global enterprises.”

Enterprises can select from a full suite of modular services ranging from transition strategy and deployment through “Day-2 support” and ongoing 24×7 service monitoring and/or management by Virtela’s Global Operations Centers’ engineers.  These engineers offer expertise in supporting multivendor networking solutions across global data center/private cloud environments, leveraging Virtela’s automation and analytics platforms to cut service configuration times by an average of 90%, reduce data center downtime by 5x and deliver operational cost savings of up to 30%.

With Virtela, enterprises benefit from rapid deployment or modification of virtual data center and private cloud networking services using best-practice processes and pre-defined policies for more accurate management of network and security services. Virtela vendor-agnostic platforms deliver the consistency and flexibility to dynamically scale and load balance resources to meet fluctuating demand while increasing predictability of infrastructure performance to help avoid data center downtime. Enterprises reduce the risk of costly delays and configuration errors by exploiting Virtela’s expertly engineered end-to-end virtualization design and delivery.

Cloud-based service delivery is enabled by the Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC), the only cloud platform purpose-built for enterprise networking, security and mobility, featuring a highly distributed network of Local Cloud Centers (LCCs) around the world.

Fierce Innovation Award winners were announced during a live webcast on November 13. For a full list of winners, please visit httpsssssss://

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About Virtela Technology Services Incorporated

Virtela, recognized by more than 100 awards for outstanding service innovation and customer support, is the smart alternative to traditional global carriers and equipment vendors for enterprise networking and virtualized IT services. The company delivers services via its Virtualized Overlay Network and Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) platform, which enables the transition of branch office networking and security services to the cloud. Virtela gives enterprises the benefit of “asset-light” software-defined networking that delivers up to 80% cost savings in upfront capital and 30% savings in ongoing operating expenses.

Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with global support centers around the world. For more information, visit

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