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Managed Services Leader Virtela Extends Video Communications Services Through New Channel Partnership with Vectus Media

November 25, 2008 | Chris Payatagool

Virtela_Logo_204x72.gifDENVER, Nov. 19 -- Virtela, the global network solutions company, today announced it is teaming with Vectus Media to deliver collaborative communication applications such as telepresence anywhere in the world.  Vectus Media, which markets and integrates collaborative communications solutions, chose Virtela for its superior managed network services that optimize the delivery of advanced video communications. Virtela and Vectus have already signed their first joint customer, a leading solutions provider for financial markets and multi-nationals.


Virtela Global Footprint

"This end-customer deployment with Vectus will provide a high-performance, highly-resilient telepresence solution enabling the business to conduct face-to-face meetings without wasting time, money or environmental resources on travel," said John Powell, Virtela's vice president of global channels. "Leveraging videoconferencing or telepresence

John_Powell_Virtela.jpgover Virtela's network enables companies to connect to those outside of their corporate perimeter because we are carrier-, vendor- and technology-agnostic. Together with Vectus, we're hoping to extend the benefits of these integrated solutions to new regions and industries for companies of all sizes."

These video technologies reduce travel costs and improve employee productivity, serving to increase the bottom line.  With Virtela and Vectus, organizations will benefit from the fastest, most secure and globally-extensive services in the industry.

"We chose to work with Virtela because their global footprint and service capabilities are a perfect fit for delivering the worldwide promise of telepresence," said Gerald Tozin, president of Vectus Media.  "A telepresence marketing and integration company needs a partner that can provide quality-assured broadband connectivity in even the most far-flung areas of the world, and Virtela is unmatched in its capability to do that."

The environmental benefits of telepresence are notable: by traveling less, organizations reduce their carbon footprints and consumption of valuable resources.  Virtela is not only extending the environmental benefits of telepresence through its relationship with Vectus, but also recently announced its membership in the Carbon Free Meeting Coalition to help organizations leverage advanced communications technologies to reduce their carbon footprints.

As a Virtela channel partner, Vectus will continue to meet cross-industry needs, as well as improve global reach and offer carbon-conscious collaborative communications technologies for reducing organizations' impact on the environment.

About Virtela

Virtela Communications Inc. delivers award-winning network and security solutions to many of the world's largest and fastest-growing multinational companies. Currently serving customers across six continents, Virtela's network reach spans more than 190 countries. Virtela's unique Global Service Fabric(SM) offers the foundation for delivering critical applications via the company's acclaimed service methodology, with a services suite that includes MPLS- and IP-based virtual private networks (VPNs), security services, remote monitoring and management of WAN/LAN infrastructure, and converged services (data, video, voice).

Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with redundant Network Operations Centers in Mumbai, India and Manila, Philippines. Virtela is a member of Juniper Networks' (Nasdaq: JNPR) Managed Network Solutions Preferred Alliance Program.  For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit www.virtela.com.

About Vectus Media

Vectus Media is a marketing and integration company focused on the delivery of collaborative communications applications such as telepresence. Vectus Media has the unique strategy of leading with the 'network' in delivering collaborative communications solutions because it believes the quality of the network drives the application experience.  Vectus Media seeks to leverage its applications and IP network partners to deploy a network of best of breed collaborative communications demonstration suites to facilitate the product experience to the end user as part of its go-to market strategy. For more information, please call +1(201) 604-3697 or email [email protected].

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