Virtela Named 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner in Cloud Innovation

DENVER, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, today announced that it has been named a 2013 AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner. The AlwaysOn Global 250 recognizes leadership among industry peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley.

Virtela was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz. The companies on this year's list represent the highest-growth opportunities in today's private company marketplace, according to AlwaysOn.

Virtela was specifically recognized in the 'B2B Infrastructure: Cloud and Infrastructure' category for its breakthrough Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC), the industry's first and only cloud platform purpose-built for enterprise networking, security and mobility. Virtela ESC dynamically delivers industry-first services – such as Cloud-based Application Acceleration and Cloud-based Mobile Device Management – closer to enterprise end users for the highest performance while eliminating the high complexity and expense of maintaining dedicated branch office devices.

Virtela ESC is powered by the company's Cloud Software Defined Networking (SDN) orchestration platform, which enables service activation and configuration within minutes in one million cities around the world. In addition to instant service turn-up with no capital expense, enterprise branch offices connected to Virtela's next-gen global network architecture experience better performance for both internal and external cloud-hosted applications. For example, leveraging Virtela's Internet Offload solution, enterprises can move their branch-office Internet traffic off their primary network, further improving network and application performance to elevate their end-user experience on a global basis.

"Virtela continues to focus on delivering the highest value for customers and partners in the global cloud networking arena," said Ron Haigh, Virtela's president. "By leveraging our cloud and network virtualization platforms to provide end-to-end automation for deploying virtual services, Virtela is uniquely transforming enterprise network architectures around the world."

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2013 list.

AlwaysOn Global 250 companies were honored at AlwaysOn's 11th annual Innovation Summit. To see a full list of winners, please visit the AlwaysOn website.

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn's mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.

About Virtela
Virtela Technology Services Incorporated is the smart alternative to traditional global carriers and equipment vendors for enterprise networking and virtualized IT services. The company delivers award-winning 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.

Recognized by more than 100 awards for outstanding service innovation and customer support, 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 around the world. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit www.virtela.net.

SOURCE Virtela

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