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CloudGenix and AVANT Sign Master Agent Agreement

Market Leaders Join Forces to Bring Application-Defined SD-WANs to Innovative Enterprises

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Jan. 24, 2017 – CloudGenix, Inc., the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) leader, today announced it has signed a partnership agreement with AVANT Communications, a premier distributor of next-generation technologies. This agreement will allow the vast number of AVANT partners to deliver to their clients the industry’s first and only application-defined SD-WAN solution in a service provider-independent manner. With CloudGenix, enterprises can now eliminate complex routing protocols and hardware routers, and directly set up business rules and app-SLAs — all while reducing WAN cost by 50 to 70 percent.

AVANT is the premier distributor of next-generation IT technologies, and offers a variety of cloud, colo and connectivity solutions through its Intelligent Distribution™ sales enablement platform. AVANT’s sales enablement methodology helps the channel learn, propose and close business for next-generation technologies such as SD-WAN.

CloudGenix Instant-On Networks (ION) product family as part of its portfolio offers AVANT partners the leading solution for companies deploying modern applications, including SaaS- and cloud-based apps such as Office365, AWS, Azure, Unified Communications and VoIP. By allowing network managers to set up business rules and app-SLAs, network configurations are cut by 90 percent. No longer is network performance based on reachability, but instead on app-criteria, including performance, security and compliance. At the same time, CloudGenix gives enterprises the freedom to work with any carrier, independent of connectivity types. With the network acting as a centralized database, 100 percent of network and app flows are stored, reducing fragmentation across devices and providing access to application and network insights.

“SD-WAN is a game-changing technology that the AVANT channel is quickly embracing,” said Drew Lydecker, president and co-founder, AVANT. “CloudGenix has established itself as a visionary in the advancement of SD-WAN. We believe the addition of CloudGenix SD-WAN technology will help our channel meet the growing demand in the market.”

“Our partnership with AVANT is a natural fit,” said Kumar Ramachandran, CEO of CloudGenix. “Its unique selling tools coupled with a knowledgeable and strong team make AVANT an invaluable ally as we continue to drive forward the adoption of CloudGenix SD-WAN — and spark business transformation.”

About CloudGenix

CloudGenix ( 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) radically 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.

Amber Pineda
BOCA Communications