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Press Release -- April 3rd, 2012
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Virtela Wins Cloud Computing Excellence Award

Cloud-Based Mobile Device Management Service Powered by Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) Recognized for Outstanding Innovation and Business Value

DENVER, April 3, 2012 - Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, today announced that its Cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) service has won the 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award presented by global media company TMC. The award recognizes companies that most effectively leveraged cloud computing efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market in the last year.

Virtela was honored for exemplifying innovation and excellence in the cloud computing market by helping global companies manage the pervasive use of smartphones and tablets in the enterprise and implement successful mobility strategies. Gartner recently announced that worldwide smartphone sales grew 47% in the fourth quarter of 2011 to reach 149 million units, to total 472 million units sold for the year. This number will increase in 2012 as more devices make their way into the enterprise, spurring companies to implement mobile device management.

"Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC is proud to announce Virtela as a recipient of the first Cloud Computing Excellence Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Virtela has demonstrated unprecedented cloud innovation and, through positive customer testimonials, has proven the business value its cloud-based mobile device management service is bringing to the global enterprise market."

Virtela greatly simplifies the management and security of iPhone, iPad, Android and other mobile devices, leveraging the company's Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) for faster service delivery and return on investment (ROI) than traditional approaches.  Deployed instantly via Virtela ESC's 50 Local Cloud Centers (LCCs), the Cloud-based MDM Service has zero upfront costs and operates independent of the mobile operator or platform (including Apple iOS, Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian) in 190+ countries.

Proactively managed on a 24x7 basis by Virtela Global Operations Centers' engineers, the service helps enterprises define and enforce mobility policies, safely distribute applications, contain costs and mitigate risks. Backed by the industry's first Real-Time Notification Service Level Agreement (SLA) for managed mobility services, the service also guarantees customers are alerted within 15 minutes of mobile activities that compromise corporate policies, such as rogue application access or roaming/data usage overages.

"Managing the growing diversity of mobile devices, applications and operating systems is becoming increasingly crucial for enterprises," said Ron Haigh, Virtela's vice president of cloud architecture and services. "Our cloud-based MDM service leverages the power of the cloud to offer enterprises a comprehensive enterprise mobility solution that increases productivity, drives down costs and enables customers to thrive in a highly competitive environment. We are honored to be consistently recognized for our innovative use of the cloud to solve complex IT management problems."

This recognition adds to a growing list of industry awards Virtela has received in 2012 for its Cloud MDM Service, including Global Mobile Awards finalist, Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award and Info Security Global Excellence Award.

Winners of the 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award were published in the inaugural issue of Cloud Computing Magazine.

About Virtela

Virtela Technology Services Incorporated is the world's largest independent global managed services company. Virtela offers an award-winning suite of networking, security and mobility services in 190+ countries enabled by its intelligent multi-carrier overlay network and Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) platform, with 50 Local Cloud Centers (LCCs) that dynamically deliver services closest to enterprise end-users for the highest performance and lowest cost of ownership. Recognized by more than 40 awards for outstanding service innovation and customer support in the last two years, Virtela's services suite includes proactively managed networks, security, application acceleration, IT infrastructure and mobile device management.

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

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Media Contacts:
Jane Morrissey
Virtela
+1.720.475.4012
jmorrissey@virtela.net

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