Industry experts agree that SDN and NFV will experience massive growth in the near future. IDC analysts predict that the SDN market could reach
"SDN and NFV technologies are poised to redefine the economics and agility of networking within datacenters environments," said
NFV has emerged as a critical factor in modern, software-defined datacenters and provides a framework for virtualizing centralized network appliances -- like firewalls, Application Delivery Controllers, and carrier infrastructure appliances like Session Border Controllers -- and orchestrating the flow of traffic through them on virtual networks. However, each virtual appliance remains an island of functionality with its own configuration, data collection, and policy; reducing CAPEX cost but doing little to reduce operational cost and complexity.
Pertino's NSV approach shares the NFV's goal of eliminating hardware appliances through virtualization, but differs significantly in implementation. NSV is designed to virtualize traditional WAN edge and endpoint functions -- such as mobile VPN, malware detection, WAN optimization, monitoring probes, and device-level firewalls -- and deliver them as cloud-based services that are instantiated in real-time, close to network users. This requires a portable network function library that can be moved to where user traffic originates rather than moving user traffic to a centralized function, as is the case with NFV. These portable functions rely on the Cloud Network Engine platform to provide unified configuration, data collection, and policy; enabling the provisioning of services to be done in minutes with just a few clicks. From a customer perspective, an IT pro can purchase and provision a set of services once for a user, based on identity, and they will automatically follow that user anywhere they go and on any device they use.
"Pertino is following a path similar to cloud computing and storage -- once you move IT infrastructure to the cloud and hide the technological complexity from users behind a cloud-easy experience, you're free to deliver some remarkable innovations," said
The first NSV-enabled network services for Pertino's award-winning Cloud Network Engine will be released in Q4 2013. The company also expects to announce several third-party integration partnerships at the same time.
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
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