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Press Release -- December 1st, 2010
Source: Virtela
Tags: MPLS

Virtela Receives “Highly Commended” Honor At 2010 World Communication Awards

Innovative Cloud-Based Services and Steady Growth Cited in Best Managed Service Recognition

DENVER, December 1, 2010Virtela, the world’s largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, announced today that it received the “Highly Commended” honor for Best Managed Service in the 2010 World Communications Awards (WCA).  Virtela was also a finalist in the Best Global Operator category.  The gold standard in the communications industry, the annual WCA program recognizes the companies whose innovation and new service breakthroughs are pushing the industry forward.

Virtela offers a full suite of managed network, security and technology services powered by its intelligent multi-carrier model and the world’s first independent platform for cloud IT services. Through its partnerships with hundreds of carriers around the world, combined with its own advanced technology platforms, Virtela is able to offer customers the highest performing managed services backed by the industry’s most advanced service guarantees. The leading industry analysts and consultants who comprised the WCA judging panel praised Virtela’s “great customer list, track record of steady growth, and continuing innovation in services.”

Most recently, that hallmark innovation resulted in the Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC), the first global cloud architecture purpose-built for enterprise networking, security and mobility.  Among the vanguard of advanced cloud-based services, Virtela’s ESC platform applies the cost, performance and flexibility benefits of cloud computing to new areas within IT that have – until now – required premise-based hardware and software.  Virtela ESC’s unique open architecture enables delivery of any technology function from any provider to any location – as a service delivered from the cloud. The company’s first services delivered via the ESC platform include cloud-based application acceleration and cloud-based remote access services, both of which are already delivering order of magnitude cost and performance improvements for customers around the world.

“Virtela has always been at the forefront of communication technology shifts, from its beginnings as one of the first providers to employ a partner-based sourcing strategy to now being one of first companies to take the cloud model to advanced IT services,” said Jian Li, Virtela’s Chief Technology Officer.  “We’re honored to be recognized for our innovation and success in delivering the highest-performing managed services to our customers.  Our customers’ ongoing IT and business challenges drive our quest to deliver better, more cost-effective services, and we’re excited about continued opportunities to do that from the cloud.”

About Virtela

Virtela Technology Services Incorporated is the world’s largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company. Virtela offers award-winning cloud- and device-based services – including MPLS and IP-based Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Security, Infrastructure Management and Application Acceleration – to enterprise customers around the world. Virtela offers unparalleled geographic reach to more than 190 countries through its partnerships with more than 500 carriers.

Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with globally distributed Network Operations Centers in the U.S., India and the Philippines. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit

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