2017 Championships Pit CloudGenix ION Against the Cisco SD-WAN Portfolio
SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 26, 2017 – CloudGenix, Inc., the software-defined wide-area (SD-WAN) network leader, today announced the 2017 SD-WAN Championships for Cisco Live attendees. At the event, customers will have the opportunity to see the power of the CloudGenix application-defined fabric head-to-head against the several alternatives in the Cisco SD-WAN portfolio. The 2017 Championships challenge customers to time trials using their choice of either CloudGenix or Cisco SD-WAN products. Customers will test three activities: zero-touch branch WAN deployment, direct-to-internet for Cloud applications, and troubleshooting with native analytics.
The 2017 SD-WAN Challenge will take place on June 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with the Cisco Live! 2017 event.
Questions about which of Cisco’s platforms will be end-of-life remain unanswered. Therefore, CloudGenix will place no restrictions on Cisco, and allow Cisco to compete with any of its product sets. The company will record the time taken for each activity by each customer, whether on Cisco or CloudGenix products. The fastest 11 amongst the customers to complete the testing will be treated to a Podium Party at the Las Vegas Speedway the next day to celebrate.
Last year, Cisco Live attendees put Cisco’s iWAN product and CloudGenix Instant-On Networks (ION) to the test with several real-life use cases to determine the most powerful SD-WAN solution. No vendor spin was allowed, only customers directly testing Cisco and CloudGenix products. Customer testing events were held across the US, and in test after test, CloudGenix not only emerged as the most powerful SD-WAN product, but also as the fastest and easiest to use.
“In dozens of challenges last year, CloudGenix emerged as the clear winner against Cisco iWAN,” said Kumar Ramachandran, CEO of CloudGenix. “Will this year be any different? Real customers working with real products will be the proof. Come see for yourself how incremental approaches based on legacy routing stack up against the power of a CloudGenix application-defined WAN.”
WHAT: SD-WAN Championships, end-customer testing & time trials
WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM
WHERE: Charlie Palmer Steak at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
CloudGenix (www.cloudgenix.com) is the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) leader, revolutionizing networking by transforming legacy WANs into a radically simplified, secure, application-defined fabric and virtualizing heterogeneous underlying transports into a unified hybrid WAN. Enabling application-specific, service-level agreements (SLAs), CloudGenix controls network application performance based upon application-performance SLAs and business priority. CloudGenix ION (Instant-On Network) simplifies how WANs are designed and managed, enabling customers to build “networks without networking,” and achieve more than twice the performance at less than half the cost — leading to a much faster time-to-value once deployed — and extending data center-class security to the network edge. Founded in 2013 by a team that has previously delivered industry-leading products in networking, SDN, cloud, security and web-scale applications, CloudGenix serves world-class financial services, legal, retail and technology organizations. The company is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Charles River Ventures and the Mayfield Fund and has headquarters in San Jose, California.