Why the VMware-VeloCloud Acquisition is Good for the Communications Industry

Nov 02, 2017

New York, November 2, 2017 – VMware, Inc. a global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VeloCloud™ Networks, Inc., provider of industry-leading cloud-delivered software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) technology. The transaction is expected to close by February 2018.

This is great news for the industry and especially for MetTel. This acquisition marks a major tipping point for software-defined networking as the marketplace leaves behind the rusting routers and switches of yesterday. The VMware-VeloCloud deal was made from a position of strength to fuel further growth in the hottest communications segment. VeloCloud is the hottest cloud brand in SD-WAN with over 1,000 customers in its short lifespan.

As a recent start-up, VeloCloud needs capital to fuel further growth and there is no doubt that VMware will provide the financial infusion required for VeloCloud to scale out its development and market reach.

MetTel believes enterprise customers will benefit because the infusion of VMware investment into VeloCloud and VMware’s leadership in network function virtualization (NFV) will accelerate VeloCloud’s innovation cycles, enhance the quality of service and expand market presence. VMware’s leadership will speed time to market with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) applied to SD-WAN as it could enable the spin-up of virtual images of VeloCloud SD-WAN service on the network ….with the speed and ease of adding mobile apps to a smartphone.

MetTel also believes channel partners will benefit by the strong relationship between the three companies: VMware, VeloCloud and MetTel. Agents will benefit the strengths of all three including MetTel’s networking and configuration skills and carrier relationships. This will result in higher monthly recurring revenue from faster sales cycles, cross-selling opportunities through bundling and selling added features as VMWare enriches and expands the VeloCloud and MetTel SD-WAN portfolio.

About MetTel
MetTel is a leading global provider of integrated digital communications solutions for enterprise customers. By converging all communications over a proprietary network, MetTel enables enterprise companies to easily deploy and manage technology-driven voice, data, wireless and cloud solutions worldwide. MetTel’s comprehensive portfolio of customer solutions boosts enterprise productivity, reduces costs and simplifies operations. Combining customized and managed communication solutions with a powerful platform of cloud-based software, the company’s MetTel Portal® enables customers to manage their inventory, usage, spend and repairs from one simple, user friendly interface. For more information visit www.mettel.net, follow us on Twitter (@OneMetTel) and on LinkedIn, or call us directly at 877.963.8663.   MetTel. Smart Communications Solutions.™

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