SOURCE: Vello Systems

February 18, 2014 08:45 ET

Vello's Routing and Virtual Cross Connect Software Go Live on the Global Stage With Pacnet Cloud Provisioning Offering in Asia and the U.S.

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2014) -

  • Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) based on Vello System software now commercially available; expands reach to the U.S.
  • NaaS (Network as a Service) offering disintermediates the data center router; allows application layer to directly program inter-data center links on merchant Ethernet switches.

Vello Systems, the leading provider of commercially deployed open solutions software that radically simplifies the roll-out and optimizes the performance of applications across and between data centers, today announced that Pacnet, a leading provider of integrated network and technology solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, has taken its Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) live and is now connecting users and their applications in data centers throughout Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United States with the new service. Based on Vello Systems' innovative application-logic routing and virtual cross-connect Connectivity Exchange™ software, PEN enables enterprise and carrier customers to rapidly and cost-effectively create a virtual, integrated and inter-continental data center.

Since its beta launch last November, PEN has garnered significant interest from customers spanning the IT, logistics, manufacturing and financial services sectors in Australia, Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong. Due to this high demand, Pacnet is now expanding PEN to the United States. 

"By dynamically matching networking resources to the business values of customers, PEN represents the future of the data center and the Cloud," said Karl May, chief executive officer of Vello Systems. "This is the first large-scale next-gen application delivery platform based completely on open-standards-based software, making it extremely disruptive in terms of both today's business models and technology."

"Pacnet leverages Vello Systems software to enable our network to offer highly differentiated cloud provisioning services to customers on demand, in minutes," said Jim Fagan, President of Managed Services at Pacnet. "As a result, PEN has received so much interest in Asian markets that we have now elected to expand the offering to the US market as well."

PEN allows customers to dynamically customize and configure their networks based on performance and quality of service requirements under a flexible pricing model and industry-leading SLAs (service level agreements). With PEN, IT managers now have the capability and flexibility to create a truly virtual APAC-wide and trans-Pacific data center using Vello software infrastructure. They are also able to uniquely route data flows on-demand across links based on business metrics, such as latency and bandwidth requirements, instead of technical routing metrics used by legacy networking solutions.

"Vello has impressed me with their vision of bringing the application to the network and gradually replacing significant network functions, such as routing, security and load balancing in ways that are mapped to business value and correlated with the applications rather than simply building overlays," said Michael Howard, Founder, Infonetics Research. "Businesses operating in the cloud and data center operators can now realize benefits such as dollar-value-based routing, as opposed to traditional edge router set up, virtual cross connect as opposed to unwieldy manual cross connect, and router bypass. These are all critical elements for both enterprise and service provider customers, and represent a better way of delivering critical business applications and realizing significant savings in capital and operational expenditures."

By integrating PEN with the Vello's VellOS™ Connectivity Exchange software, PEN-enabled data centers achieve superior utilization levels from its existing network links (both LAN and WAN). Today's need to over provision links between data centers occurs because administrators simply do not have the level of control that they need. VellOS+Connectivity Exchange give network administrators the ability to allocate within minutes, as opposed to days or weeks, how much bandwidth a particular application should be provisioned with through the network.

Furthermore, by leveraging Pacnet's extensive network of data centers and subsea cable infrastructure, PEN offers customers access to major carriers and data centers and creates a virtualized cross-connected environment. It also extends enterprise class data centers and private clouds to any external cloud vendors with its standards-based Vello software, offering customers the flexibility to create a truly virtual standards-based Asia-Pacific and now trans-Pacific data center.

About Vello
Vello Systems is delivering cutting-edge software that revolutionize IT consumption without any reliance on expensive and proprietary hardware. Vello eliminates the complexity of connecting storage and compute systems to improve overall IT performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness. The company's open networking solutions, with standard programmatic interfaces, integrate seamlessly into leading IT solutions. Vello solutions are built around the VellOS operating environment and provide new levels of automation, visibility, security and analytics to cloud service providers and enterprise customers alike. Vello's solutions are commercially available and have been deployed by both Tier 1 Managed Service providers and blue chip Fortune 500 customers in mission-critical environments. For more information contact

About Pacnet
Pacnet is Asia-Pacific's leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions to major telecommunications carriers, large multinational enterprises and government entities in the region. Ownership of the region's most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to interconnected data centers across 14 cities in the Asia-Pacific region gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centers in key markets including China, India, Japan and the United States. Combined with a comprehensive set of managed network and value-added data center services, its assets and experience in the region have helped Pacnet service large businesses worldwide including Fortune 500 companies. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in the Asia-Pacific region and North America. For more information, please visit:

Contact Information

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    Jeff Paine
    Vello Systems
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