Freewire, a provider of secure wireless networking services, has teamed with VeloCloud in order to deliver nationwide “Instant WAN” services to its growing portfolio of customers.
Currently, Freewire operates in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. With VeloCloud’s Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), Freewire has extended its reach using the cloud as a means to effectively route traffic using the most efficient means possible.
This means that customers of Freewire can have branch offices in another part of the country and seamlessly connect into their private WAN. Freewire says that it can provide “Nearly instant” branch office WAN setup and configuration to its clients.
Freewire CEO Ian Haight says, “We chose VeloCloud because their approach to WAN is light years ahead of anything else on the market in terms of ease of use.” Haight continues, “Instead of waiting weeks or months to build a branch network using a cable provider, customers can receive a VeloCloud Edge device from us overnight and have a full-fledged WAN operating within three minutes. You’d need multiple providers to do what VeloCloud can do.”
The announcement highlights the growing influence of VeloCloud on value added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs). VeloCloud successfully leverages the cloud to deliver secure networking capabilities to organizations with atypical networking needs. VeloCloud’s relationship with Freewire is expected to positively impact Freewire’s revenues by up to 25%. Freewire is currently used by companies such as Tesla, Garmin and others.
Freewire believes that the key selling point for its new “Instant WAN” product is it’s ease of use. Freewire CEO Ian Haight says that with VeloCloud, “We can now set up a secured, fully managed WAN for customers with any number of branches almost instantly, anywhere in the country, and with zero IT expertise required at their end.”