Plano, Texas, August 1, 2014 – Netsocket, a technology leader in virtualized, software-defined networking, announced today it has been included in the prestigious CRN 2014 Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide (PPG), which highlights the service providers and technology vendors whose offerings provide the underpinnings of today's mission-critical network connectivity solutions.  Deep partnerships between IT solution providers and the telecom industry’s master agents and voice and Internet service providers (ISPs) are becoming the norm as customers demand a single services and support relationship for their voice, data and Internet needs.  As these industries converge, CRN’s annual Network Connectivity Services PPG has become a critical resource that allows solution providers to locate vendors offering complementary connectivity solutions and services.  All of the vendors featured in this guide have partner programs that embrace the IT channel.

Earlier this year, Netsocket launched its Netsocket’s Virtual Edge solution which is a cloud-managed completely virtualized network and application delivery platform. Virtual Edge allows VARs and MSP’s to quickly and easily install, configure and manage high profit margin networking and IT service applications while delivering all the benefits of virtualization and the cloud that have been realized in the data center out to their SMB customers. The company also launched its Netsocket Virtual Partner Program in the spring which enables VARs/MSPs to get to market faster with the Netsocket Virtual Edge.

“We are very pleased to be included in the CRN 2014 Network Connectivity Guide. This is yet one more affirmation of the great transformation of the network occurring today.” said Fletcher Hamilton, Netsocket president and CEO.  “Service Providers that adopt edge virtualization technology early will be positioned as market leaders for delivering valuable services to their customers with significant reductions in time-to-market and operating expenses”, continued Mr. Hamilton.

“As network solution providers expand their businesses to provide the cloud and connectivity services their customers demand, telecom agents and ISPs are eyeing the IT channel as an additional source of revenue and an in-road to a whole new set of clients,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN.  “We’re witnessing a fundamental change in the IT industry as two formerly disparate types of solution and service providers become one.  Through resources like the CRN Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide, solution providers seeking partners are better able to identify and connect with organizations specifically chosen for their channel-savvy go-to-market strategies and the enthusiastic and creative ways they are embracing these shared opportunities.”

The Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide will be featured in the August issue of CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, and will be available online at www.crn.com.

Netsocket, a technology leader in virtualized, software-defined networking (SDN) and automated application delivery, is igniting the transformation of how Managed Service Providers can simply and affordably design, deploy, and deliver extensible managed services to their enterprise and SMB customers. The company’s flagship solution – Netsocket’s Virtual Edge, is powered by its award-winning software-defined networking architecture, and delivers cloud-based automated application delivery and network orchestration via a robust suite of applications.  By providing a completely virtualized network and application delivery platform, Service Providers can now greatly increase average revenue per user, reduce their bottom line, and boost their profitability by delivering a broader set of managed service offerings. To discover how Netsocket can virtualize your world, visit www.netsocket.com.