Pertino Offers Cloud-Based Networks for Businesses, Individuals
The startup's solution, aimed at SMBs, enables users to create an enterprise-class network in minutes without the need for hardware.Pertino is coming out of stealth mode with a cloud-based networking solution that enables businesses to create and deploy a wide-area network within minutes and through only a few clicks. The two-year-old company on Feb . 12 launched a limited release of its namesake networking as a service (NaaS) technology, which leverages cloud computing, virtualization and software-defined networks (SDNs) to bring enterprise-class networking capabilities to small and midsized businesses (SMBs). The technology enables anyone with an Internet connection, a Pertino subscription and an email address to quickly create a WAN, deploy it, add people to it and shut it down when it's no longer needed. The solution enables SMBs to address the demands in a rapidly changing business world that is dealing with such trends as a more mobile workforce, bring your own device (BYOD), cloud computing and globalization, according to founder and CEO Craig Elliot. At the same time, it reduces the challenges of cost and complexity that traditional WANs present. Spinning up a network takes minutes, and businesses don't have to invest the up-front cost on the infrastructure needed to create a WAN. They can take advantage of the programmability automation of networking tasks found in SDNs, the ease of the cloud infrastructure—as there's no upfront costs, no expertise needed and no hardware to buy—and a management model inspired by social media.