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Pertino Delivers SDN-Powered Cloud Networks to the Masses
SMBs Can Now Build Enterprise-Class Networks That Connect People Everywhere in Minutes
By: Marketwired .
Feb. 12, 2013 09:30 AM
LOS GATOS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 -- Pertino, a company reinventing networking for the cloud era, today launched the limited release of its revolutionary new service that leverages the transformative power of cloud, Software-defined Network (SDN), and virtualization technologies to deliver enterprise-class networking capabilities to small-to-medium businesses. Pertino's cloud network engine makes it possible for businesses of any size to instantly create secure networks that connect people anywhere to the information and applications they need to be productive. Pertino is available now on a select set of computing devices with additional devices being added throughout 2013.
Businesses everywhere are feeling the impact of economic and technological changes. Emerging trends, including globalization, an increasingly mobile workforce, the proliferation of mobile devices and connected things, and the rise of cloud services are putting unprecedented demands on business networks. Today's wide-area network (WAN) solutions are too complex, expensive, and limiting to effectively handle these transformative trends; especially for resource-constrained SMBs.
"For the last decade, wide-area networking has been all about boxes and branches. But a wave of change is washing over businesses today, and in its wake IT organizations are grappling with cloud, mobility, post-PC devices, and an emerging workforce raised on always-on connectivity," said Craig Elliott, co-founder and CEO of Pertino. "We realized that the network outside the office is becoming as pervasive and critical as the one inside, so we developed Pertino -- an entirely new way to build a network in the cloud that's disruptively simple, secure and available everywhere."
Pertino enables a wide array of networking use cases with unsurpassed speed and simplicity, and eliminates the need for multiple point solutions. They include:
Unboxing a New Way to WAN
"With remote employees spanning ten office locations, we needed a solution that allowed people to pull files directly from the network from anywhere without the cost, management and user headaches of a VPN," said Juan Padron, business manager for SafeGuard Insurance Agency. "I set-up our Pertino cloud network in minutes and now we have a secure way for mobile workers to conduct business from anywhere, and there's nothing new to learn because it works just like when they're in the office."
Connecting the Cloud
"While much of the excitement around SDN has been focused on datacenter networks, Pertino demonstrates the larger role SDN will play beyond the datacenter," states Nick Lippis, a respected industry analyst and founder of The Lippis Report. "The implications are far reaching for how wide-area networks will be built and how network-based services will be delivered in the future."
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