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Posted October 28, 2014
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Pertino Simplifies Networking of Docker Containers Across Any Cloud Anywhere

LOS GATOS, Calif. – Oct. 27, 2014 –Pertino, a company reinventing networking for the mobile and cloud era, today announced the Pertino for Docker network stack software that extends its SDN-powered Cloud Network Engine service to Docker containers. With Pertino for Docker, available on Docker Hub, DevOps and other teams can instantly build container-level Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks to securely connect Dockerized distributed apps across any number of private or public clouds, anywhere. Pertino has also joined the Docker Technology Partner program to further collaborate with Docker on networking.

Docker is an open platform for building, shipping, running and orchestrating distributed applications that frees the creation of applications from the constraints of infrastructure through containerization. Docker containers are modular application components that can be assembled and re-assembled into highly iterative distributed applications in minutes, which can then be shipped and run anywhere. The dynamic and portable nature of these Dockerized apps makes it difficult to network them using traditional VPN technology because their presence, host, IP addressing, DNS and security relationships can constantly change.

“We are pleased to welcome Pertino as a Docker Technology Partner and to have its solution available as part of the rich Dockerized content available on Docker Hub,” said Nick Stinemates, head of business development and technical alliances at Docker. “Pertino’s flexible cloud networking approach aligns with the highly dynamic nature of Dockerized distributed applications and ensures that Docker containers and the users of these applications can be connected anywhere at any time.“

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With the introduction of the Pertino for Docker network stack, Pertino delivers a proven cloud networking solution tailored to connecting containers anywhere and on any cloud. The Pertino Cloud Network Engine lets DevOps, development and other teams instantly build and manage cloud networks—private virtual networks that overlay the Internet using public cloud infrastructure as hubs. It combines Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and network virtualization to abstract away the constraints of underlying physical networks and provide an elastic and scalable VPC for Dockerized distributed apps. The SDN controller within the Cloud Network Engine platform automatically handles all host, IP addressing, DNS and security relationships while the distributed data plane functions as a virtual LAN switch in the cloud to seamlessly connect app containers on a secure virtual network.

“The huge interest in Docker is an indication of the pent up demand for the agility offered by containers, but this comes with interconnection complexities that present a challenge,” said Eric Hanselman, chief analyst at 451 Research. “Pertino’s virtual overlay networks offer the abstractions that could be an effective means to tie this ever-expanding universe of options together with simpler management and control.”

Multiple Ways to Virtualize Workloads, One Cloud Network Solution

Docker containers represent one more tool in the virtualization arsenal to efficiently automate and scale the processing of workloads on-premise and in the cloud. Pertino’s unique client stack approach to cloud networking makes it easy to connect virtual machines and Docker containers—as well as physical servers and remote devices—on the same VPC. Users can securely access any application from anywhere, and workloads can seamlessly span any number of private and public clouds, from any provider.

“Docker makes it easy for any DevOps engineer to build, ship and run thousands of containerized apps on servers and cloud instances anywhere,” said Scott Hankins, Pertino co-founder and CTO. “We designed our Cloud Network Engine and Pertino for Docker network stack to make it just as easy to build and manage a multi-cloud VPC that connects them all together.”

Pertino for Docker Pricing and Availability

Pertino for Docker is available now on the Docker Hub as automated builds for Debian and RPM distributions of Linux. Plans start at $29 per month. Pertino also offers a limited free Personal plan and a 30-day free trial of all features for up to 250 users that lets customers try before they buy. For more information, go to pertino.com/pricing.

About Pertino

Pertino is a modern way to network designed for the mobile and cloud era—simple, secure and delivered as a service. Mobile and cloud technologies are transforming IT, resulting in a hybrid IT model where mobile workforces and cloud applications and workloads are reliant on public Internet connectivity. Our Cloud Network Engine enables any size business to build and manage a private cloud network that overlays 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, eliminating the cost and complexity of traditional hardware-based networks. Finally, a wide-area network that is cloud-agile and works the way businesses 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 yourself, please visit pertino.com.

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Megan Grasty

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Todd Krautkremer

Todd Krautkremer

SVP, Strategy and Strategic Partnerships

Pertino is my 5th start-up since "doing time" at AT&T and Siemens. I thrive on building new market opportunities and speak networking, security, cloud, XaaS, mobile, Big Data, carriers, and чуть-чу́ть Russian.

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