Cloud Networking Innovator Pertino Named OnDemand Top 100 Company by AlwaysOn
Los Gatos, Calif. – May 8, 2013 – Pertino, a company reinventing networking for the cloud era, today announced that AlwaysOn selected the company as one of the OnDemand Top 100 winners. OnDemand 100 represents emerging leaders that are creating game-changing technologies and disrupting existing markets in the world of cloud infrastructure, software-as-a-service and on-demand computing.
Pertino launched limited availability of its SDN-powered Cloud Network Engine in February. Since then, customers have built over 750 cloud networks using the service and the company secured a $20 million Series B round of venture funding.
“Pertino is honored to be recognized by AlwaysOn as an innovative company for the future,” said Craig Elliott, CEO of Pertino. “The cloud has transformed SMB IT and put enterprise-class apps, computing, and storage within reach of any size business. Now, Pertino has added networking to that list – creating an entirely new way to WAN that’s build for the cloud era.”
Pertino will be honored at the OnDemand executive summit “Where the Internet Meets the Enterprise” on May 20-21, 2013, at Hewlett-Packard’s Executive Briefing Center in Palo Alto, CA. Elliott will be participating in a panel discussion “What is Hot in SaaS” on May 20 from 4:30-5:10 p.m. PT.
“The world of the cloud is beginning to live up to its promise of expanding and enhancing almost every sector of the technology world,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s OnDemand 100 winners represent the companies that are not only providing the space to develop daring, indispensible applications for a growing and increasingly mobile universe, they’re making sure that everyone has their information, data, media, and apps whenever and wherever they happen to be.”
The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2013 list. A full list of all the OnDemand 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website.
Founded in 2011, Pertino has an inspired vision for reinventing networking for the cloud era, and in the process, being a catalyst for democratizing IT for small-to-medium businesses. Globalization, cloud-enabled IT, and growing demand for always-connected people, devices, and things is affecting businesses of all sizes – making the “outside network” as critical as the inside one. However, traditional wide-area networks have not kept pace. Pertino’s revolutionary Cloud Network Engine enables any business to build a simple and secure cloud-based network that connects people and IT resources from anywhere on the planet. No new hardware. No expertise. No upfront investment. To achieve this breakthrough, Pertino has developed a software platform that combines the power and pervasiveness of the cloud with Software-defined Network (SDN) and network virtualization technology, and a social-inspired user management paradigm. The company is venture funded and headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. For more information or to try Pertino for yourself, please visit pertino.com.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn’s mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.