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Virtela Recognized as a Visionary in Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers Virtela's Innovative Cloud-Based WAN Optimization Service Part of Comprehensive Portfolio of Global Enterprise Networking Solutions

DENVER, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, today announced that leading analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned Virtela in the Visionaries Quadrant of its latest "Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers"1. The Magic Quadrant evaluation is based Gartner's assessment of a company's completeness of vision and ability to execute.

According to the report, providers in the Visionaries Quadrant "need to address the whole market and must exhibit strong market understanding and innovation. They can be pointers to the market's future."

Virtela introduced the industry's first cloud-based managed WAN optimization service, powered by Virtela's breakthrough Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) architecture, the only open cloud platform purpose-built for enterprise networking, security and mobility. Virtela's Cloud-based Application Acceleration Service boosts business application performance up to 25 times. With instant service delivery via more than 50 Virtela Local Cloud Centers (LCCs) strategically located around the world, the service can be activated in more than 190 countries at a fraction of the cost of on-premise solutions. As a result, enterprises can escape the high costs and complexity of deploying and maintaining dedicated hardware at each branch office while improving end-user satisfaction and productivity.

The service is backed by 24x7 proactive customer support plus the industry's only application response time guarantee: If customers are not satisfied with the performance improvement, they do not pay; Virtela will pay them 250% of the service fee.

Virtela ESC is the only open cloud platform available today, enabling application acceleration and other service benefits to be exploited regardless of the underlying transport provider and works across any public, private or hybrid network. The ESC platform leverages Virtela's virtualized overlay network, comprised of more than 1,000 local and regional carriers around the world to provide optimal enterprise connectivity in more than one million cities. These innovations are driving widespread adoption of application acceleration across the enterprise, which has been stifled by the high capex, complexity and closed architectures of traditional approaches.

"We are honored to be positioned in the visionary quadrant by Gartner, which we believe reflects the success of our cloud networking services strategy," said Jian Li, Virtela's Chief Technology Officer. "Enterprises view Virtela as the smart way to connect and protect their offices globally, make applications run faster, and offload management of their IT infrastructure worldwide." 

1 Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers," by Joe Skorupa, Mark Fabbi and Bjarne Munch, 29 April 2013.

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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 delivers 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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