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January 27, 2016

2015 Was a Big Year for VeloCloud

Just yesterday, we heard how VeloCloud was hitting ITEXPO (News - Alert) to show off its advances in the field of software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN). That alone would be big news, as the company's vice president of marketing Michael Wood joined a panel to show off the rise of the SD-WAN, but hot on its heels is word about VeloCloud's exciting 2015 results.

The biggest news from 2015 for VeloCloud is its record-breaking sales. The company posted sales that increased 30-fold over 2014. VeloCloud noted over 100 new customers added to its lineup, along with over 30 new ecosystem partners, and to handle that new load, it also upped its total workforce worldwide by an additional 50 percent.

The numbers alone are staggering, but the specifics more so. Vonage turned to VeloCloud to help drive its SmartWAN solution to help improve quality of service (QoS) for business customers, and MetTel (News - Alert) joined in to bring VeloCloud's SD-WAN operations to its line of managed communications systems. VMware, Zscaler, Websense and more all joined in to deliver new features and areas of operations to VeloCloud and further drive that impressive new year.

Just to top it off, 2015 was also a year laden with awards. It took home the Best of Interop (News - Alert) 2015 award in the Best Startup category for WAN networking, a Red Herring Top 100 award, a 2015 CRN Emerging Vendor award, the Startup of the Year Award from the Business Intelligence Group, the 2015 Unified Communications (News - Alert) Excellence Award, and a host of others. It even landed Broadsoft Certification for its Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN product, and augmented its executive leadership with several new hires.

Calling 2015 a big year for VeloCloud is almost an understatement, and it's already taking 2016 off to a bright start with its appearance at ITEXPO. It's got a very tough act to follow, though, and the chances of another 30-fold increase aren't all that great. Still, it's certainly got a terrific background to build on, and while banner years are unsustainable in the long term, it can certainly still see growth. SD-WAN in general is still comparatively new technology, and VeloCloud has plenty of room to convince potential buyers about the benefits and help drive future sales accordingly.

Not every year can be a banner year; eventually a market runs out or changes course. VeloCloud, meanwhile, is well on track to continue producing excellent results in its field thanks to a growing ecosystem and customer base. The sheer pile of awards taken in suggests some great things to come, and this all could be just the beginning.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

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