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CloudGenix, Ahead Form SD-WAN Partnership

PRESS RELEASE — SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 2, 2017 – CloudGenix, Inc., the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) leader, and AHEAD, a consulting company that helps enterprises transform how and where they run applications and infrastructure, today announced they have signed a partnership agreement. With this alliance, CloudGenix extends its reach into AHEAD’s Midwest and Southeast customer base, while AHEAD builds out its branch portfolio of products with the industry’s first and only application-defined SD-WAN solution, CloudGenix Instant-On Networks (ION).

Headquartered in Chicago with offices in the Midwest and Southeast, AHEAD creates tailored cloud solutions for enterprises at all stages of the cloud adoption and acceleration journey and is a proven leader in offering software-defined solutions for the data center. Its partnership with CloudGenix pushes AHEAD forward with software-defined WANs for the branch office — a market that is surging as compared with a steep decline in the legacy branch office router market. Indeed, adoption of SD-WANs is expected to spike by a CAGR of 57 percent through 2020, placing CloudGenix and its partners at the forefront of the change.

The CloudGenix Instant-On Networks (ION) product family is designed for the needs of modern applications, including SaaS- and cloud-based apps such as Office365, AWS, Azure, Unified Communications and VoIP. It simplifies network configurations by up to 90 percent, and allows network managers to set up business rules and app-SLAs instead of working with arcane networking protocols. With ION, network performance is based on app-criteria, including performance, security and compliance. And, the network acts as a centralized database storing 100 percent of network and app flows, reducing fragmentation across devices, and providing access to application and network insights.{ad}

“AHEAD and CloudGenix are united in our goal to help organizations innovate like a startup and operate like an enterprise.” said Tim Frank, Executive Vice President of Sales at AHEAD. “By partnering with CloudGenix, AHEAD offers a next-generation SD-WAN solution that meets our customers’ requirements for cost savings and high performance in the modern enterprise.”

“Our partnership with AHEAD is a strategic win for CloudGenix, as we are aligning with a leader in the industry whose sterling reputation and regional stronghold in the Midwest are unmatched,” said Kumar Ramachandran, CEO of CloudGenix. “We anticipate great success as word spreads that AHEAD is now offering CloudGenix ION, the industry’s first and only application-defined SD-WAN solution.

About CloudGenix
CloudGenix (www.cloudgenix.com) is the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) leader, revolutionizing networking by transforming legacy WANs into a radically simplified, secure, application-defined fabric and virtualizing heterogeneous underlying transports into a unified hybrid WAN. Enabling application-specific, service-level agreements (SLAs), CloudGenix controls network application performance based upon application-performance SLAs and business priority. CloudGenix ION (Instant-On Network) radically simplifies how WANs are designed and managed, enabling customers to build “networks without networking,” and achieve more than twice the performance at less than half the cost — leading to a much faster time-to-value once deployed — and extending data center-class security to the network edge. Founded in 2013 by a team that has previously delivered industry-leading products in networking, SDN, cloud, security and web-scale applications, CloudGenix serves world-class financial services, legal, retail and technology organizations. The company is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Charles River Ventures and the Mayfield Fund and has headquarters in San Jose, California.

About AHEAD
AHEAD (www.thinkahead.com) is a consulting company that helps enterprises transform how and where they run applications and infrastructure. From strategy, to implementation, to ongoing managed services, we create tailored cloud solutions for enterprises at all stages of the cloud journey. AHEAD has partnered with over 500 clients to deliver cloud adoption and acceleration solutions focused on cloud management and operations, DevOps, data and analytics, cloud infrastructure, and end-user computing. Since 2007, we have partnered with enterprises to integrate emerging technologies with their existing investments to move them toward total infrastructure modernization.


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