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Press Release -- June 5th, 2013
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Virtela Named 2013 OnDemand Top 100 Winner in Cloud Computing

Recognized for Driving Innovation in Cloud Infrastructure

DENVER, June 5, 2013 -   Virtela , the world's largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, today announced that it has been selected by AlwaysOn as a 2013 OnDemand Top 100 winner in the 'Cloud-Infrastructure' category. Virtela's inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players .

Virtela was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts around the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

"The cloud infrastructure companies that can provide the most robust, always-on performance are the ones that are propelling us into a completely new digital age," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "This year's OnDemand 100 winners represent the companies that are not only providing the space to develop daring, indispensable applications for a growing and increasingly mobile universe, they're making sure that everyone has their information, data, media, and apps whenever and wherever they happen to be."

Virtela was recognized by AlwaysOn for developing and bringing to market vital, forward-thinking cloud platforms and services, including Virtela's breakthrough virtualized overlay network and Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) architecture. Virtela ESC is the world's first open platform for cloud IT services, leveraging more than 50 Local Cloud Centers (LCCs) strategically located around the world to instantly deploy innovative cloud-based services, including application acceleration, security and mobile device management.

"We're honored to be recognized by AlwaysOn for our cloud architecture and the unique customer value proposition of our managed network, security and mobility services," said Jian Li, Virtela's Chief Technology Officer.   "We continue to drive the market forward with advanced solutions that transform enterprise network architectures, bringing IT services into the cloud for faster service delivery, performance and return on investment."

The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. Winners were honored at the recent OnDemand 2013 event in Palo Alto.

Last year, Virtela was named to AlwaysOn's Global 250 list for displaying leadership in the global innovation community. This recognition was one of numerous industry awards in 2012 for Virtela's cloud and service innovations, including the Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award, World Communication Award, Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award, Cloud Computing Excellence Award, InfoSecurity Global Excellence Award and American Business Award (Stevie).

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins, in 2003, AlwaysOn's mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.

About Virtela

Virtela Technology Services Incorporated is the smart alternative to traditional global carriers and equipment vendors for enterprise networking and virtualized IT services. The company deliver s award-winning services via its Virtualized Overlay Network and Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) platform, which enables the transition of branch office networking and security services to the cloud. Virtela gives enterprises the benefit of "asset-light" software-defined networking that delivers up to 80% cost savings in upfront capital and 30% savings in ongoing operating expenses.

Recognized by more than 100 awards for outstanding service innovation and customer support, Virtela's services suite includes global managed network, security, mobility, application acceleration, and IT infrastructure services.

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 Contact:

Jane Morrissey
Virtela
+1.720.475.4012
jmorrissey@virtela.net

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