Company Recognized as a Leader in Three Quadrants in the 2022 ISG Provider Lens Report
Reston, VA, July 20, 2022. Apcela, a leader in software-defined, cloud-optimized network services, today announced it has been recognized as Market Leader in three out of five quadrants, SDN Transformation Services (Consulting & Implementation), Enterprise Networks Technology and Service Suppliers, and Edge Technologies and Services in the 2022 Network – Software Defined Solutions and Services Providers Report for the U.S. by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The report further notes Apcela as Product Challenger in the Quadrant, Managed (SD) WAN Services.
This report is of particular importance due to the rapid digital transformation resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. Enterprises are evaluating various means to increase their agility, flexibility, competitiveness, delivery structures, and remote working and continuity practices. This technological adaptation is leading to the transformation of established processes and traditional management practices.
“Apcela continues to innovate and provide advanced, faster and highly secure edge solutions.” – Dr. Kenn Walters, Distinguished Analyst, ISG Research and Lead Author of the 2022 U.S. Report.
Apcela is recognized in the ISG Provider Lens Report as it continues to develop new capabilities and service offerings. The 2022 report notes that “Apcela helps enterprises transition from their legacy, premise-based data center networks to dynamic, multicloud SD-WANs that push security to the edge using automation.”
“Continuing the trends from the last year, Enterprises expanded their Multicloud and Edge computing infrastructure footprint, in reach and in scale, with increased focus on Software Defined Networking in 2022. The differentiator this year is greater emphasis on cost efficiencies and optimization, reflecting the general market economics. Apcela’s unique strengths in the area of Software Defined Networking, especially in Edge Technologies and Multicloud Networking, along with the excellence in consulting and execution practices have helped us again to win the coveted ISG recognition, and we are honored to be leading in three out of five quadrants,” said Kunal Thakkar, Vice President of Product and Solutions Engineering at Apcela.
The highlight of Apcela’s solution is its Arcus Platform launched in early 2020 – an Enterprise Multicloud WAN solution that provides connectivity, intelligence, and security. The Apcela Arcus Platform is comprised of Arcus Connect, Arcus Secure, and Arcus Intelligence. Apcela Arcus Connect extends WANs across data centers, branch offices, distributed users, and the cloud complete with SaaS and IaaS On-Ramps. Apcela Arcus Secure layers on top of Arcus Connect to enable an enterprise to distribute security to the edge with 24/7 support. Apcela Arcus Intelligence is the final piece where the power of automation and network visibility help transform enterprises with APIs and portal insight.
Also vital in Apcela’s solution is its proprietary AppHUB. This cloud-based communication hub leverages virtualized network functions to deliver a complete, software-defined, application delivery stack. From switching, routing, and security to more advanced services like load balancing and WAN optimization, Apcela’s global network of AppHUBs deliver optimized application performance between premises and cloud-based applications and data.
The ISG Provider Lens Quadrant report series draws insights on service provider capabilities from focused surveys, briefings, interviews with providers, input from ISG advisors, ISG benchmarking data, and data drawn from the ISG Contracts Knowledge base™ and ISG Engagement Database™.
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ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 800 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries— a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.
Apcela provides software-defined, cloud-optimized networks for the digitally transforming enterprise. Delivered as a service, we enable enterprises to easily deploy and operate a software-defined network and security architecture that was built for a multi-cloud world.