|[May 16, 2018]
RingCentral Announces Certified Partners Program With Leading SD-WAN Vendors
Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud
communications and collaboration solutions, today announced a new
software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) certified partners program
with several industry-leading providers, including VMware,
Enterprise, and GTT
Communications. RingCentral (News - Alert) certifies partner SD-WAN products that
are optimized to seamlessly work with RingCentral's cloud communications
and collaboration solutions. Through this program, global enterprises
now have a number of certified SD-WAN choices to deploy alongside
With the rapid adoption of cloud-first solutions across the enterprise,
businesses are increasingly shifting their business applications away
from their data centers to public clouds. This shift is making legacy
networking architecture quickly obsolete. This in turn is increasing the
importance of SD-WAN technology and its role in enabling faster and more
cost-effective enterprise deployments. SD-WAN is an ideal companion to
unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solutions to deliver optimal
quality of service to end users by reducing jitter, packet loss, and
"SD-WAN and UCaaS are natural partners," notes John Burke, Principal
Research Analyst and CIO at Nemertes Research. "SD-WAN reduces branch
network outages by 95%, and slashes WAN management overhead by 50%,
according to our recent
report. Together, SD-WAN and UCaaS combine to fully enable an
internet-only, cloud-first agile branching strategy: They deliver
robust, resilient enterprise cloud communications services anywhere,
with minimal overhead and lead time."
As certified partners of RingCentral, the SD-WAN vendors announced today
work seamlessly with RingCentral's cloud communications and
collaboration solutions and are preconfigured for out-of-the-box usage.
This enables IT departments to support rapid location expansion and
network growth, which can only be delivered through cloud solutions. For
example, now the ability to go live with new locations will take a
matter of days rather than months. Through direct integration with
RingCentral, these partners enable businesses to deliver optimal
communications performance and reliability by reducing jitter, packet
loss, and latency, thus providing more stable and crisper interactions.
"RingCentral is committed to enabling businesses to take advantage of
the full power of cloud solutions-and our SD-WAN partnerships reflect
this strategy," said Curtis Peterson, Senior Vice President of Cloud
Operations at RingCentral. "We want to ensure that our customers have a
range of industry-leading choices when deciding on their network options
when they deploy RingCentral solutions. This flexibility enables
customers to choose the right products for all their network needs. By
building integrations with leading SD-WAN providers, our new program
makes it radically simple for customers to build the network of the
future, without a lot of cost or headache."
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"Unified communications is a critical and important
use case for VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud. NSX SD-WAN provides a
complete cloud-delivered WAN solution for customers to take advantage of
unified communications services over any WAN network with performance,
visibility and remote monitoring."
-Steve Woo, Senior Director of
Product, VeloCloud Business Unit, VMware
"Collaboration is fundamental to productivity,
and as such, is considered a service that must work and must work well.
By taking advantage of both the CloudGenix and RingCentral platforms
concurrently, customers are able to provide the best possible experience
for collaboration, integrate direct internet in the branch with security
for better cost metrics and performance, confidently integrate cloud and
SaaS (News - Alert) applications, and improve WAN manageability and availability."
Christner, Senior Director of Marketing, CloudGenix
Riverbed (News - Alert)
"While cloud adoption has become mission-critical,
enterprises are struggling to reach the full potential of the cloud due
to limitations of legacy networks. As a result, businesses are
transitioning to a new software-defined approach to networking in order
to become more agile, maximize digital performance and ultimately, reach
their cloud and digital goals faster. Riverbed SteelConnect is an
innovative SD-WAN solution that provides unified connectivity and
policy-based orchestration spanning the entire distributed network
fabric. Interoperability between Riverbed SteelConnect and RingCentral
will enable better performance for unified cloud communications at a
lower cost and improved agility, offering an attractive value
proposition for enterprise customers."
-Paul O'Farrell, Senior
Vice President and General Manager of Riverbed's Cloud Infrastructure
"Like other modern, cloud-enabled IT
infrastructures, UCaaS demands a non-stop WAN edge with direct Internet
access at each remote site, which SD-WAN plus 4G LTE (News - Alert) uniquely delivers.
Cradlepoint is proud to partner with RingCentral. Together, we make it
easy for customers to integrate UCaaS solutions into their SD-WAN
deployments and benefit from the extended reach and reliability of 4G
LTE today with a pathway to 5G in the future."
Chief Marketing Officer, Cradlepoint
Windstream Enterprise (News - Alert)
"Windstream's fully managed SD-WAN
service is designed to ensure optimal performance and real-time control
of all mission-critical cloud applications, including cloud
communications. We look forward to leveraging our extensive experience
in managing integrated SD-WAN and cloud communication solutions, helping
business customers improve employee productivity, collaboration and the
-Mike Frane, Vice President of Product
Management, Windstream Enterprise
"Being recognized as a certified partner
for RingCentral allows GTT to act as an extension of RingCentral's
account teams to quickly and reliably connect RingCentral customers to
the cloud. Achieving this partnership status also allows us to bring our
SD-WAN service to a broader scope of customers that will benefit from
more agile networking capabilities for cloud applications."
Offshack, Senior Vice President of Strategic Sales, GTT Communications
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG) is a leading provider of global enterprise
cloud communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and
cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers
today's mobile and distributed workforce to communicate, collaborate,
and connect from anywhere, on any device. RingCentral unifies voice,
video, team messaging and collaboration, conferencing, online meetings,
and integrated contact center solutions. RingCentral's open platform
integrates with leading business apps and enables customers to easily
customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont,
California, and has offices around the world.
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