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CloudGenix Named a SD-WAN IDC Innovator  

Recognized by Leading Analyst Firm for Innovative Application-Defined Fabric that Eliminates Complex Routers and Protocols

SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 15, 2017 – CloudGenix, the software-defined wide-area (SD-WAN) network leader, today announced it has been selected as an IDC Innovator in the IDC Innovators: SD-WAN, 2017 Report in recognition of its innovative technologies and ground-breaking business models in SD-WAN. To read our blog post on the report, click here.

According to the report, “traditional WANs are complex to manage and do not support DX-level business agility as legacy WANs often are characterized by backhaul inefficiencies that compromise application performance, business agility, and employee productivity… SD-WAN has emerged as the solution for enterprises increasingly dependent on the cloud and on requiring “anytime, anywhere” application access.”

“We chose CloudGenix as an IDC Innovator for the simplicity and differentiation around its application-defined approach. CloudGenix has sought to address customer challenges such as implementing a hybrid WAN, improving Cloud-based application performance, creating a dynamic security perimeter, and rolling out an SD-WAN for operational efficiencies and cost savings, said Rohit Mehra, vice president, network infrastructure at IDC. “To that end, it has developed an SD-WAN offering that eliminates routing complexity, instead featuring an application-defined fabric that allows policies to control and govern application delivery across a hybrid WAN.”

CloudGenix Instant-On Networks (ION) provides an application-defined architecture that enables network managers to set up policies to control application delivery across a hybrid WAN, reducing network configurations by 90 percent. Customers can monitor network performance by establishing app-SLAs that govern application performance, security, and compliance for application delivery. Enterprises achieve greater visibility into their network performance and attain intelligent traffic engineering for cloud and SaaS applications while reducing WAN costs by 50 to 70 percent.

“Traditional WAN technologies are becoming obsolete because they are not able to meet the demands of modern businesses. Legacy solutions lack flexibility and require complex routing protocols, resulting in costly inefficiencies that negatively impact business agility and productivity,” said CloudGenix CEO, Kumar Ramachandran. “As the first and only vendor offering an application-defined SD-WAN solution, this recognition further validates that our approach empowers customers with a simplified, cloud-first network that saves time and money.”

The IDC Innovators: SD-WAN, 2017 Report (doc #US42549917, May 2017) is available online here.

About IDC Innovators Research

IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors — under $100M in revenue at time of selection — chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. Vendors in the process of being acquired by a larger company may be included in the report provided the acquisition is not finalized at the time of publication of the report. Vendors funded by venture capital firms may also be included in the report even if the venture capital firm has a financial stake in the vendor’s company. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.

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.