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Press Release -- May 5th, 2011
Source: Virtela
Tags: Equipment


Industry Veteran Mark Weiner Discusses Managed Cloud Services Approach in Debate on New Alternatives in WAN Optimization Strategies

DENVER – May 5, 2011Virtela, the world’s largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, announced today that Mark Weiner, senior vice president of marketing, will participate in a debate-style discussion regarding the pros and cons of new WAN optimization approaches at Interop Las Vegas on May 12th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

In the panel presentation, Weiner will discuss new and emerging managed service options in WAN optimization, as the market evolves from enterprise hosted applications to cloud computing and hybrid environments. He will also speak to the benefits of choosing a managed service approach, such as cost savings on equipment and faster deployment, and the growing importance of Application Performance Management (APM).

The session, entitled The New Age of WAN Optimization, will be moderated by Jim Metzler, vice president of Ashton Metzler & Associates.  Panelists include representatives of Akamai Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, Blue Coat Systems, and Riverbed.

What:    The New Age of WAN Optimization
When:   May 12, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
Where:  Breakers L, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas
What:    Debate the pros and cons of new WAN optimization strategies
Who:    Mark Weiner, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Virtela

About Virtela

Virtela Technology Services Incorporated is the world’s largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company. Virtela offers an award-winning suite of services – including managed networks, security, application acceleration and proactive infrastructure management – to mid-market and Fortune 500 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, visit or find Virtela on Twitter.


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