CloudGenix Looks to Make Deploying Apps to Remote Offices Easier
The company's new ION 3000v platform is driven by its application-defined fabric, which enables enterprises to deploy apps anywhere based on the apps' SLAs.CloudGenix officials want to make it easier and more secure for enterprises' remote offices to directly access applications from the cloud and to enforce the security, performance and compliance requirements of those applications. The company on Aug. 30 introduced the Instant On (ION) 3000v, which officials said is a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) platform that virtualizes the remote office, reducing the need for complex legacy hardware and improving the security and performance of the application. A key piece of the platform, which is available immediately, is the company's ION 3000v application-defined fabric, which enables enterprises to deploy workloads anywhere they want based on the service-level agreements (SLAs) for the applications. "Enterprises face multiple issues with legacy hardware models for the remote office," CloudGenix founder and CEO Kumar Ramachandran said in a statement. "Innovation is held hostage to depreciation cycles—multiple pieces of hardware to maintain, complex routing protocols to manage, and inability to deploy best-of-breed solutions." The vendor's application-defined fabric means that "enterprises are no longer hostage to their hardware vendors, and have the freedom to deploy their applications anywhere," Rmachandran said.
CloudGenix is among a growing number of companies expanding an SD-WAN market that IDC analysts expect to grow to more than $6 billion by 2020 from less than $225 million last year. Fueling the growth are enterprises needing to reduce the complexity and cost of connectivity for their branch and remote offices while improving security. Gartner analysts are forecasting the number of enterprises currently using SD-WAN technologies will increase to about 30 percent by the end of 2019 from 1 percent currently.