Avi Networks Names Ted Ranft Vice President of Worldwide Sales

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 14, 2016 — Avi Networks, the leader in next-generation application delivery and services, today announced that Ted Ranft has joined the company as vice president of worldwide sales. In his role, Ranft will be responsible for significantly expanding the global customer base for Avi Networks’ breakthrough software-defined application services solutions. In the last year, the company has gained an impressive number of large enterprise customers which provides Ranft with a great foundation to build upon.“Ted is a proven leader and a significant addition to Avi’s leadership team as we execute our growth strategy. He brings a great combination of building global sales teams in enterprise software and software-defined networking, with experience across geographies and multiple product categories,” said Amit Pandey, CEO of Avi Networks.

Ranft spent 10+ years with VMware, in London and New York in several roles including vice president, EMEA for SDDC (software-defined data center), network and security. Earlier at VMware, Ted was vice president worldwide global accounts, where he was a key contributor to the development of VMware’s global account program and its worldwide expansion. Before VMware, he held leadership roles at RSA, Inktomi, and INS. Most recently, Ranft served as senior vice president of Americas and worldwide strategic accounts for ServiceMax, where he drove the field service management software company’s go-to-market strategy.

“I am excited to join Avi Networks during a period of rapid growth and innovation,” said Ranft. “Avi Networks has clearly established itself as a leader in software-defined services for modern applications, enabling automation and self-service for global enterprises. It is an enormous opportunity for me to work with customers all over the world that require these solutions to meet the rapidly changing demands in application architecture.”

Avi Networks uses software-defined principles to bring public cloud-like simplicity and flexibility to application services including load balancing, autoscaling, application visibility and analytics with complete REST API-driven automation. It is ideally suited for modern applications and data centers incorporating new computing architectures such as microservices on containers, software-defined networking, private clouds such as OpenStack and multiple public clouds.

About Avi Networks

Avi Networks delivers public-cloud-like agility for application services beyond load balancing including deep application analytics, predictive autoscaling, and security in the data center or public cloud. The Avi Vantage Platform delivers elastic, software-defined application services on commodity x86 servers, VMs or containers. The platform provides application services as a dynamic pool of resources that matches the automation needs of private or public cloud initiatives. Global 2000 technology, media, and financial services companies use Avi Networks to accelerate application delivery, enable self-service for application owners and lower their TCO.  Learn more at www.avinetworks.com or @avinetworks.


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