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Press Release -- July 7th, 2010
Source: Virtela
Tags: MPLS

Virtela Wins 2010 American Business Award for Cloud-Based Remote Access Service

Key Enterprise Benefits:

  • Cloud-based approach eliminates capital expense while improving performance
  • Access applications anytime, anywhere, backed by 100% global availability guarantee
  • Virtela also honored for technology innovation and customer support

DENVER, July 7, 2010 - Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network services company, announced today its cloud-based remote access service won an American Business Award (a.k.a. Stevie Award) for Best New Product or Service. The award recognizes Virtela's continued innovation in cloud-based managed services.  The honor comes on the heels of Virtela's recent announcements of the Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) architecture and the world's first Cloud-Based Application Acceleration Service.  This marks the second year in a row that Virtela has won the award for product or service innovation.

Virtela's cloud-based remote access service gives companies a simple, secure and cost-effective way to provide their remote workforces with anytime, anywhere access to increasingly centralized applications and resources. The new service eliminates the upfront capital expense, management burden and lengthy implementations associated with traditional SSL VPN hardware-based deployments.  Virtela's service also scales quickly and easily, with same-day service turn up and pay-as-you-go pricing.

"As enterprises continue to expand globally, the need is greater than ever before for more flexible, cost-effective solutions to support remote and mobile employees," said Ron Haigh, Virtela's vice president of cloud architecture and services.  "Virtela is uniquely positioned to meet that need with on-demand services delivered from the network cloud.  Our cloud-based remote access is just one example of setting a new precedent for performance, reliability and value, and we're honored to be recognized by the American Business Awards for that innovation."

Virtela's offering is the industry's first cloud-based remote access solution that is backed by a 100% global availability guarantee.  Enabled by Virtela's underlying multi-carrier MPLS network and dynamic load balancing in and between regions on a worldwide basis, Virtela's cloud-based approach offers the highest levels of resiliency and applications performance on the market.

Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories, and more than 2,700 entries were submitted for consideration.  More than 200 executives across the country participated in the judging process to determine the finalists and Stevie Award winners.  Virtela was also a finalist in the Customer Service Department of the Year and Most Innovative Company categories.

Virtela offers an extensive suite of managed network, security, infrastructure management, and application acceleration services, which leverage a unique model that aggregates and integrates the best local, regional and global networks to offer unparalleled geographic reach. By adding a unique overlay of intelligence that performs optimal routing and automatic failover for customer network traffic, Virtela's multi-carrier Global Service FabricSM and Enterprise Services CloudSM give enterprises an inherently higher performing, more resilient and cost effective alternative to traditional carrier networks. Virtela is the single point of contact for expert design, implementation and 24x7 proactive monitoring and management worldwide.

About Virtela

Virtela Technology Services Incorporated, the world's largest independent managed network services company, offers award-winning services, including MPLS and IP-based Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Security, Infrastructure Management, and Application Acceleration, to enterprise customers around the world. Offering services in 190 countries, Virtela integrates and manages best-of-breed service providers through partnerships with 500+ carriers, to address the unique needs of its customers.

Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with Global Network Operations Centers in Denver, Mumbai, India and Manila, Philippines. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit www.virtela.net.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

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Media Contacts:

Jane Morrissey
Virtela
+1-720-475-4012
jmorrissey@virtela.net

Catharine Morgan
Greenough Communications
+1.617.275.6552
cmorgan@greenoughcom.com

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