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Press Release -- July 22nd, 2010
Source: Virtela
Tags: Expansion, MPLS

Virtela Wins Csia Apex Technology Service Of The Year Award For Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC)

Key Enterprise Benefits of Virtela ESC:

  • 50 Local Cloud Centers around the World Bring Services to End-User’s Doorstep
  • Virtualized Device Architecture Delivers 80% Cost Savings
  • Industry-First Application Acceleration Service Boosts Performance 5-25x for $5 per Day

DENVER, July 22, 2010 – Virtela, the world’s largest independent managed network services company, announced today that its new Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) architecture and Cloud-Based Application Acceleration Service have won the 2010 CSIA Apex Technology Service of the Year Award. ¬†Announced in June, Virtela’s new offerings extend the benefits of cloud computing to enterprise networking, security and mobility, continuing the company’s tradition of innovation in cloud-based services. The Apex Awards recognize outstanding accomplishments and leadership by Colorado’s advanced technology industry.

Virtela ESC is the world’s first global cloud architecture purpose-built for enterprise networking, security and mobility services and addresses the specific needs of enterprises as they take advantage of the benefits of global expansion. ¬†Virtela ESC’s unique open architecture is optimized for virtual devices and utilizes 50 Local Cloud Centers (LCCs) worldwide to deliver any service from any location over any network. This disruptive model eliminates upfront costs, the need for multiple hardware devices and the ongoing maintenance associated with them, ultimately slashing total cost of ownership by an average of 80%.

“We are proud of Virtela’s honor, as they are known for challenging the conventional cloud computing model with a visionary open architecture that delivers services when, where and how customers need them,” said Su Hawk, president, CSIA. “Leveraging innovative virtualization techniques and a network of cloud centers around the world, the company can activate services more quickly and at dramatically lower costs than traditional solutions.”

The first of many breakthrough services the ESC architecture is built to support, Virtela’s Cloud-Based Application Acceleration is the industry’s first cloud-based application acceleration service.¬† Already deployed at customer sites around the world, Virtela’s service is proven to accelerate applications 5-to-25 times faster over any underlying network and costs just $5 per day per branch office. The service also comes with the industry’s first application performance guarantee, offering customers 250% of their money back if they are not satisfied with the performance.

“As enterprises become increasingly distributed, the need to provide employees around the world with the same end-user experience regardless of location is vital to their success,” said Ron Haigh, Virtela’s vice president of cloud architecture and services. “Our Enterprise Services Cloud offerings directly address that need with an unprecedented combination of performance, flexibility and cost-efficiency and we are honored to be recognized by CSIA for those innovations.”

Virtela plans to build on the success of its Cloud-Based Application Acceleration Service with future ESC-based offerings such as distributed security and managed smartphone services.

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 24×7 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

About CSIA

CSIA is the technology industry leader in uniting and growing Colorado’s information technology industry. By providing advocacy, education, business connections, and information, CSIA supports the economic development, unification of technology stakeholders, and provides larger recognition of the industry and the people involved in the Colorado technology industry. CSIA also works nationally to ensure Colorado’s technology voice is heard, through TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with TechAmerica, the national lobbying organization for federal issues. Since 1994, CSIA has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the information technology industry in Colorado, and has provided a number of annual programs, events and connections to support business success. For more information on CSIA please call (303) 592-4070 or visit

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