Pertino Extends SD-WAN Service to Branches, Data Centers and IoT
LOS GATOS, Calif. – July 23, 2015 – Pertino, a company reinventing wide-area networking for the cloud era, today announced new capabilities for its Cloud Networking Engine platform that makes it easier for customers to deploy secure and software-defined wide-area networks (WANs) for branch, data center and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) implementations. Pertino Gateway is a cloud managed and software based virtual gateway designed to connect any IP-enabled device or virtual instance to a Pertino virtual overlay network. The company also introduced a new traffic steering technology called Pertino SmartZones™ that allows admins to control how network traffic is routed between local and overlay networks.
The forces of cloud, mobile, SaaS and connected devices within the enterprise are transforming WAN requirements and giving rise to a new networking paradigm. This new paradigm, referred to as SD-WAN, leverages SDN, virtualization and automation technologies to increase business agility, enable service provider independence and reduce operational costs. With the addition of Pertino Gateway, Pertino’s Cloud Network Engine service can now deliver on the SD-WAN value proposition for a broader range of enterprise VPN use cases, including:
- Branch networks, especially those with workers who are in and out of the building
- Elastic termination of VPN connections within data centers
- Large-scale hybrid and public cloud VPC (virtual private cloud) networks
- Large-scale managed devices—e.g. remote management of office equipment
- Industrial IoT—e.g. machine-to-machine (M2M), machine-to-cloud (M2C)
Today, Pertino cloud-based networks are deployed in a wide range of innovative use cases where traditional hardware-based VPNs are not feasible or cost effective. For example, Magic Memories partners with more than 100 major tourism attractions around the world, like theme parks and sports venues, to offer unique photographic memories of tourism experiences. They are deploying the Pertino Gateway solution in a variety of form factors—including Intel’s Edison maker device—at remote locations within major attractions to connect cameras, printers and other infrastructure to their private and public clouds.
“The Pertino Gateway allows Magic Memories to link disparate pieces of infrastructure, from printers to cameras, into a secure overlay network. This enables us to be at the forefront of new technology and innovative solutions for our attraction partners and their guests,” said Nick Baylis, chief marketing officer at Magic Memories.
Pertino Gateway for Virtual Overlay Networks
Part of the Pertino Cloud Network Engine platform, the Pertino Gateway is a cloud managed and software based virtual gateway that allows any IP-enabled device behind it to be connect to a virtual overlay network. This includes printers, video surveillance cameras, time clocks, network-attached storage devices or any other device not supported by the company’s client software implementation. The Pertino Gateway is configured and managed from the Cloud Network Engine control plane and web management console. It can run on any physical or virtual Linux machine or Docker container, on any size device from multi-core server to an Intel Edison maker device designed for IoT applications, and on any private or public cloud.
The Pertino Gateway acts as a virtual tunnel endpoint (VTEP) that handles addressing, routing and access control between physical and overlay networks. From a security perspective, network admins can precisely control what resources are accessible to and from the Pertino overlay network. For larger data center deployments, multiple Pertino Gateways can be used to provide cost-effective scale-out configurations.
Pertino Gateway is available now as part of the Enterprise plan with annual subscriptions starting at $5,999 US, which includes 100 devices.
Pertino SmartZones—Policy-based Traffic Steering
This new feature implements policy-based traffic steering functions that controls when traffic is routed across the Pertino virtual overlay network for mobile workers that are frequently in and out the office. Using SmartZones, a network administrator can precisely control when traffic from a Pertino-enabled device routes across the local LAN or flows across the Pertino network to reach a target resource, such as a server. For example, if a remote salesperson is spending a day in the office and is accessing a server that’s within the campus network. SmartZones ensures that local traffic stays local while remote resources on the Pertino network, such as a public cloud server, continue to be accessible. This smart routing happens automatically without the user involvement.
Pertino SmartZones is available now as a feature within Business and Enterprise plans.
“With our new Pertino Gateway and SmartZones features, Pertino offers enterprises a modern cloud-based SD-WAN service that addresses a broad set of VPN use cases spanning mobile, branch, hybrid cloud, managed devices and IoT,” said Bharath Rangarajan, vice president of product at Pertino. “We have customers today that are realizing the disruptive benefits of SD-WAN and saving 6-10x the capital and operational costs of MPLS and traditional hardware VPNs.”
Pertino is a new way to WAN for the mobile and cloud era—secure, software-defined and delivered as a service. Mobile and cloud technologies are transforming IT, resulting in a hybrid IT model where distributed workforces and workloads are reliant on the Internet. Our Cloud Network Engine platform enables enterprises to build and manage private cloud networks that overlay the public Internet, securely connecting people, devices and resources anywhere. With AppScape, our network services app store, Pertino cloud networks can be extended with enterprise-level visibility, security and control services. This modern approach to networking combines the power and pervasiveness of the cloud with SDN and virtualization technologies to eliminate cost and complexity. Finally, a WAN that is cloud-agile and works the way organizations work today, without hardware, hassles, or high costs. Founded in 2011, Pertino is venture funded by premier firms and headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. For more information or to try Pertino free for 30-days, please visit pertino.com.
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About Magic Memories
Magic Memories was founded in Queenstown, New Zealand, in 1995. It partners with more than 100 major tourism attractions around the world to offer unique photographic memories of tourism experiences. Its aim is to make guests smile when they arrive, again when they leave and then every time they share or look back at their memory of the attraction that Magic Memories has created for them. By doing so the company delivers higher yields and more revenue than any of their competitors, at no cost to their partners.