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Press Release -- October 18th, 2011
Source: Virtela

Virtela Named Multiple Finalist in Prestigious 2011 World Communication Awards

Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) Innovations Lead to Recognition in Three Categories: Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service and Best New Enterprise Service

DENVER, October 18, 2011 - Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, today announced it has been named a 2011 World Communication Award finalist for Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service and Best New Enterprise Service. The World Communication Awards honor companies and individuals who are driving the leading innovations and breakthrough new services in the communications industry.

Best Global Operator. Virtela's innovative model and services that give enterprises a superior end-to-end experience and return on investment led to finalist recognition as Best Global Operator.  Virtela offers an extensive suite of managed network, security and mobility services powered by its unique multi-carrier overlay model and the world's first independent platform for cloud IT services, the Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC).  With instant service delivery via 50 Virtela Local Cloud Centers (LCCs) strategically located around the world, Virtela ESC delivers better flexibility, diversity and cost advantages to enterprises than traditional carrier approaches. Leveraging partnerships with hundreds of service providers around the world, combined with its own advanced technology platforms and support, Virtela delivers best-of-breed technology solutions via an open architecture that enables faster innovation as technology evolves to better meet changing customer requirements.

Best Cloud Service. Virtela ESC has enabled a series of highly-acclaimed cloud-based services, including Virtela's Cloud-based Application Acceleration Service, which was named a finalist for Best Cloud Service. Introduced last year, the service is the industry's first virtualized managed application acceleration service and can be activated instantly around the globe to increase enterprise application performance by 5-to-25 times with no upfront cost.

Best New Enterprise Service. Also powered by Virtela ESC is the company's Cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) Service, recognized in the category of Best New Enterprise Service. Introduced earlier this year, the platform-independent service helps enterprises control the proliferation of smartphones and tablets by proactively managing mobility policies, applications, security and costs on a 24x7 basis worldwide, increasing employee productivity while reducing the resource drain on enterprise IT staff.

"We are honored to be recognized again by the WCAs for our unique business model and continued innovation in cloud services that enhance enterprise business performance," said Ron Haigh, Virtela's vice president of customer solutions and cloud architecture. "Our ability to integrate the best regional and global networks ensures that our customers receive best-in-class services for every branch office or data/cloud center.  Virtela's consistent creation of disruptive cloud services, coupled with our passionate commitment  to service excellence, has enabled us to set the industry bar and establish ourselves as one of the most trusted managed services providers in the industry."

This recognition follows other recent industry awards won by Virtela for its cloud services innovation. These include the 2010 Communications Solutions Product of the Year GTB Innovation Award for Business Service Innovation and  Frost and Sullivan Product Leadership Award. Virtela also won the prestigious 2011 American Business Award for Customer Service Department of the Year, showcasing its commitment to its enterprise customers worldwide.

Winners will be announced at the World Communication Awards gala dinner on November 7, 2011 in London.

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 network providers.

Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with global support centers around the world. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit

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