Minneapolis, MN – February 7, 2017 – Ecessa, a leading software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) provider, announced today a formal partnership with Sandler Partners, America’s Fastest-Growing Distributor of Connectivity & Cloud Services. The partnership significantly extends Ecessa’s channel presence and is the fourth major partnership announced by the organization since August 2016.

“Ecessa realizes the vital role that channels play in accelerating the adoption of new technologies,” said the President and CEO of Ecessa. “This partnership introduces new revenue streams to Sandler Partners agents through Ecessa’s deep product offering and unique ‘crawl-walk-run’ approach to deploying SD-WAN technology.”

Sandler Partners is the nation’s fastest growing distributor of connectivity and cloud services, and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies for seven years running. With a diverse team of nearly 5,000 technology experts and sales partners, Sandler Partners provides solutions for selecting and sourcing telecom, IT and cloud services for thousands of small, medium and enterprise organizations. Sandler Partners’ approach to sourcing telecom, cloud and IT services allows customers to focus on running their business instead of technology service management.

“Sandler Partners recognizes SD-WAN as a game-changing solution for next-generation WAN,” said Curt Allen, President of Channel for Sandler Partners. “As customers move to the cloud or look to increase the reliability of their Internet or WAN connections, SD-WAN solutions make sense because they can ensure optimal performance and uptime for customers that can’t afford to be down or need extra bandwidth at an affordable price.

“We have a successful track record of selling SD-WAN and are excited to expand our portfolio of SD-WAN solutions through our new partnership with Ecessa, a pioneer in WAN load balancing and a truly carrier-neutral SD-WAN solution provider.”

For more than 15 years, Ecessa has provided top-of-the-line network management solutions to clients and partners of all sizes and industries. Ecessa’s “crawl-walk-run” approach to SD-WAN provides the best technology solution for the unique needs of each client. Ecessa has a solution for everyone, and offers a simple upgrade strategy, allowing clients to upgrade their premise-based appliance or virtual instance as needed with a simple software key.