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C3 Launches SD-WAN with VMware’s VeloCloud

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Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) is supporting its cloud-based services with a software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solution.

C3's Rick Mancinelli

C3’s Rick Mancinelli

C3 partnered with VMware-owned VeloCloud to use its SD-WAN platform. VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud offers edge and branch connectivity that will fill transport gaps for C3 customers and partners. C3 expects a diverse range of customers to experience “application growth, network agility and simplified branch implementations” as they use cloud-based data center services and SaaS.

“The VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud solution allows our network architects to select the appropriate connectivity solution(s) on a site-by-site basis, and then present them to the client as a unified, easily managed enterprise network,” C3 CEO Rick Mancinelli said. “We can now drive down cost and reduce complexity while simultaneously accelerating connectivity to next-generation technologies such as video collaboration, cloud computing and IoT.”

Mancinelli told Channel Partners earlier this month that he intends to position the company as a “single-source partner of choice.” C3 recently acquired EtherneXt with the stated intention of bolstering its network reach and colocation play.

We recently compiled a list of 20 top SD-WAN providers offering products and services via channel partners.

”We are pleased to be working with C3 in their quest to offer a best in class SD-WAN solution,” said Sasha Emmerling, senior director of marketing in VMware’s VeloCloud business unit. “With VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, C3 will be able to better address their customers’ need for automation, speedy deployment, network agility and application performance.”

VeloCloud has featured prominently in the service provider SD-WAN market. The company has formed partnerships with more than 50 service providers, including Windstream, AT&T and Sprint. VMware acquired the pure-play SD-WAN vendor more than a year ago to incorporate it into VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform.

And the investment appears to be making customers happy. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said at a recent conference that SD-WAN is VMware’s hottest product.


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