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Networking Unplugged

Perspectives on cloud networking and software-defined WANs

Posted August 26, 2013
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Cloud Networking Defined: Cloud-Based vs. Cloud-Enabled

I’ve been with Pertino for about a month now, and if I had to pick just a few words to sum up what I think of the team, those words would definitely be closely related to “geeky,” “creative” and “hilarious.” Nothing reflects those attributes more than this recent video I had the pleasure of working on along with Chris Webber, our product manager, Larry Stein, our director of marketing, and a few other members of the Pertino team.

Watch it here...

Cute whiteboard drawings aside, there are important distinctions between the categories of cloud networking that exist today, and understanding those differences will help you choose the solution that fits your business requirements.

Cloud-enabled networking maintains that data is stored and actions are performed locally via an appliance or client, while management and/or various policy elements are in the cloud.

Cloud-based networking, on the other hand, runs completely on the cloud. Infrastructure, management, policy and data forwarding/switching are all based in the cloud, and there’s no dropped-in hardware. Pertino is helping to define this category, and runs on leading cloud infrastructures like AWS, Rackspace and Linode. This allows your network to be near your team, wherever they roam.

Enjoy the video, and if you liked it, share it around!

Larry Stein

Larry Stein

Director, Marketing

This is Larry’s fifth startup over the past 15 years, during which he navigated two IPOs and two acquisitions. Before Pertino, Larry served tours of service with Ameritech and data communications training.

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