About Us

VPLS Solutions is a premier technology solutions provider and systems integrator, and the solutions provider arm of the VPLS Group of Companies. VPLS Solutions is not your typical technology reseller. We own and manage our own large, private, carrier-grade network and operate nine geographically diverse data centers. Our 18+ years of carrier heritage make us the perfect partner for your public, private or hybrid cloud needs, and your most complex network and data center challenges. VPLS Solutions is proud to be an Elite Brocade Partner (Brocade’s highest level of certification) for Network Infrastructure, Application Delivery, Service Provider Solutions and Ethernet Fabrics. VPLS Solutions is also a proud Palo Alto Networks Gold Partner and VMware Authorized Service Provider and Reseller.

Facts about VPLS:

  • 100+ staff members in 3 office locations (Orange, El Segundo CA and Bangkok, TH)
  • Our team of engineers holds 78 Cisco certifications, 59 Brocade certifications, 127 VMware certifications, 20 Veeam certifications, 10 Nimble Storage certifications,  5 Palo Alto Networks certifications.
  • We built our own network backbone and manage over 19,242 switch ports and growing in our network.
  • Our network has over 500+ Gbps of capacity and growing.
  • An average of 82 trillion bits are transferred over the VPLS network on a daily basis.
  • Our Technical Assistance Center (vTAC) handled 136,019 support tickets in 2015 from our three fully staffed Network Operations Centers in Orange County, CA, Los Angeles, CA and Bangkok, Thailand.
  • We are a VMware Enterprise Service Provider (one the original 31 providers globally)
  • We operate seven geographically redundant data centers in Los Angeles, CA, Orange County, CA, San Jose, CA, Ashburn, VA, Phoenix, AZ, Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore to meet all of your colocation and disaster recovery needs.
  • We are committed to the highest ethical standards, impeccable customer service, and excellent customer response times.
  • We want to earn your business as a trusted technology solutions provider.

Let VPLS Solutions’ team of sales and engineering professionals assist you with your next network, security, data center or cloud deployment. For more information, please contact sales@vplssolutions.com . We look forward to partnering with you. Click to view Company Profile

Executive Bios

Ted Mektrakarn

Ted Mektrakarn

As Founder and Chief Technology Officer of VPLS Solutions, Ted Mektrakarn brings over 15 years of experiences in technology development and management. As CEO of VPLS, Inc., he is responsible for VPLS‘s company’s vision, strategic direction, and operational management. Ted carries significant multi-industry knowledge and experience, advancing high-growth technology startups and industry-leading Fortune 500 companies alike. He is known for his ability to take promising technologies and organizations to the next level.

His experience in the industry includes past positions with companies like Brocade Communications through the acquisition of Foundry Networks, Vivendi Universal‘s MP3.com and AT&T CERFnet. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the largest Internet exchange system, Coresite’s Any2 Network Exchange.

Tim Mektrakarn

Tim Mektrakarn

Tim Mektrakarn is a Co-Founder of VPLS Inc. and serves as Chief Operating Officer of VPLS Solutions. As COO he is responsible for the company‘s strategic direction, operational management and technical product innovation. Tim also serves as the company’s Chief Solution Architect for the Cisco Unified Communications business division. He holds numerous Cisco certifications in the area of IP Telephony implementation, design, support and sales. He also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.

John Minnix

John Minnix

John Minnix is a Co-Founder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for VPLS Solutions. Mr. Minnix brings over 10 years of technology sales experience to VPLS Solutions, including Account Executive positions at Nortel Networks, Foundry Networks and Brocade Communications. He is fluent in technologies including Ethernet switches, routers, voice solutions, security solutions, cloud computing and professional services. He holds a B.A. in History from Emory University and a Masters in Business Administration with a Marketing focus from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is also a Brocade Certified Network Engineer.