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Virtela Wins 2013 Excellence in SDN Award

Date: December 30, 2013 | Recognized for Exceptional Innovation in Software Defined Networking

DENVER, December 30, 2013 - Virtela, the world’s largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, today announced that it won the 2013 Excellence in SDN Award for Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC), featuring Virtela’s Cloud SDN Orchestration Platform. Presented by TMC’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine and SDN Zone, the awards recognize companies that are leading the way in SDN architecture and applications.

Virtela ESC, featuring Virtela Cloud SDN Orchestration Platform (Cloud SDN), is the industry’s only global cloud platform purpose-built for enterprise networking, security and mobility. Virtela was specifically recognized by TMC for creating an innovative use case, applying SDN technology beyond the typical ‘storage and compute’ use case to the Wide Area Network (WAN). Virtela’s Cloud SDN platform provides a complete cloud framework to drive the command and control of network resources, virtual machines, and VM application-level network configuration.

“Virtela uniquely developed an SDN platform that provides click-to-activate virtualized services to transform global branch office networking,” said Ron Haigh, president of Virtela. “Enterprises benefit from unprecedented service provisioning speed and agility to meet their changing requirements while reducing capital and operating expenses.”

With Local Cloud Centers (LCCs) strategically located around the world, Virtela ESC and Cloud SDN can dynamically activate and configure a broad suite of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) services, including industry-first managed services such as Cloud-based Application Acceleration and Cloud-based Mobile Device Management. The platform offers the flexibility for customers to activate and configure their own Virtela-provided cloud services via an easy-to-use online portal, rely on Virtela for 24×7 end-to-end management, or a hybrid of both.

“Recognizing leaders advancing SDN technologies, TMC is proud to announce Virtela as a recipient of the annual Excellence in SDN Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC. “Virtela ESC, featuring Virtela’s Cloud SDN Orchestration Platform, has demonstrated innovation and will help shape the face of the quickly evolving industry. It is our pleasure to honor Virtela for their inspiring work.”

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About Virtela
Virtela Technology Services Incorporated, recognized by more than 100 awards for outstanding service innovation, 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’s services suite includes global managed network, security, mobility, application acceleration and IT infrastructure services.

Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with global support centers. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit

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