Intelligent Networking Service Bigleaf Networks to Join Cloud Giant Microsoft's ScaleUp Accelerator Program

August 28, 2018
Intelligent Networking Service Bigleaf Networks to Join Cloud Giant Microsoft's ScaleUp Accelerator Program
Intelligent networking service Bigleaf Networks (Bigleaf) is to join cloud giant Microsoft's ‘ScaleUp’ accelerator program. Bigleaf, which has headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, United States, was established in 2012. The company offers a broad range of services including redundant Internet access, Internet-as-a-Service, seamless failover and Internet and VoIP optimization services. To ensure business have an optimum connections Bigleaf “optimizes business Internet for access to cloud applications”. With the company receiving Microsoft's invitation it can now “go to market with Microsoft's sales team” and help companies transition software to Microsoft's cloud and cloud-based applications.

Microsoft ScaleUp (previously known as Microsoft Accelerator) offers an “accelerated path for established startups ready to scale their growth globally”. The program targets ‘Series A’ startups and offers vital support in areas that include sales, marketing and technology. An ‘immersive program’, it takes place at one of only eight Microsoft locations around the world. Participants receive the support of ‘success managers’ and receive access to sales leaders. There are currently 730 program graduates, meaning Microsoft Scaleup offers a “vibrant alumni network which fosters peer support and networking”. Bigleaf’s approach to SD-WAN market sealed its invitation. The company's SD-WAN architecture was “built for a future where enterprises will choose cloud-first solutions over traditional private network-based technologies”.

"There is a future state to enterprise networking that looks a lot different than what is broadly deployed today," explained CEO and founder of Bigleaf, Joel Mulkey. "Changing technology consumption patterns mean networks need to be architected accordingly. We have a view on this and it doesn't include manually-built fine-grained policies. It's a future where companies will rely on AI and algorithms to make network changes in real time as their needs and environments change. We're an SD-WAN built for the future."

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