CloudGenix, a software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) provider, has signed a partnership agreement with AHEAD, a consulting company that helps enterprises transform how and where they run applications and infrastructure.
With this alliance, the SD-WAN player plans to extend its reach into AHEAD’s mid-west and south-east customer base, while AHEAD plans to builds out its branch portfolio of products with Instant-On Networks (ION).
Headquartered in Chicago, AHEAD creates tailored cloud solutions for enterprises at all stages of the cloud adoption and acceleration journey, as well as offers software-defined solutions for the data center. According to the company, its partnership with CloudGenix will push it forward with software-defined WANs for the branch office, a market that it believes is surging as compared with a steep decline in the legacy branch office router market.
“AHEAD and CloudGenix are united in our goal to help organizations innovate like a startup and operate like an enterprise. By partnering with CloudGenix, AHEAD offers a next-generation SD-WAN solution that meets our customers’ requirements for cost savings and high performance in the modern enterprise,” said Tim Frank, Executive Vice President, Sales, AHEAD.
The CloudGenix Instant-On Networks (ION) product family is designed for the needs of modern applications, including SaaS- and cloud-based apps such as Office365, AWS, Azure, Unified Communications and VoIP. It aims to simplify network configurations by up to 90 percent, and allow network managers to set up business rules and app-SLAs instead of working with arcane networking protocols.
With ION, network performance is based on app-criteria, including performance, security and compliance. And, the network acts as a centralized database storing 100 percent of network and app flows, reducing fragmentation across devices, and providing access to application and network insights.
“Our partnership with AHEAD is a strategic win for CloudGenix, as we are aligning with a leader in the industry whose sterling reputation and regional stronghold in the Midwest are unmatched. We anticipate great success as word spreads that AHEAD is now offering CloudGenix ION, the industry’s first and only application-defined SD-WAN solution,” said Kumar Ramachandran, CEO, CloudGenix.