CloudGenix Announces SD-WAN Investment for Network Transformation

May 11, 2018

By Ken Briodagh, Editorial Director

CloudGenix, a Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) developer, recently announced an investment from Intel (News - Alert) Capital, which will reportedly drive the software-based transformation of networks. CloudGenix delivers Intel server-based networking software that eliminates the need for proprietary hardware routers, freeing customers from expensive router upgrade cycles and vendor lock-in. CloudGenix software leverages high performance Intel platforms to deliver cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS (News - Alert)), unified communications, and data center applications with outstanding user experience and security over the network.

CloudGenix AppFabric is designed to change how networks are built, using “Layer 7” through “Layer 3” or application and network intelligence to build and operate WANs. Administrators specify powerful application-specific policies for performance, security, and compliance that directly reflect business and IT intent. CloudGenix AppFabric builds a network that enforces those application-specific policies in real-time, regardless of where the applications are deployed, whether in the data center, cloud or SaaS.

“We chose Intel for our architecture to deliver transformative networking solutions based on application and network intelligence,” said Kumar Ramachandran (News - Alert), CEO, CloudGenix. “As enterprises across all verticals adopt CloudGenix AppFabric, the investment by Intel Capital further accelerates our product and go-to-market expansion plans.”

Intel architecture yields numerous benefits for customers when deployed in the WAN.  Proprietary hardware routers are limited to Layer 3 or packet-only approaches because they lack the architecture and horsepower to deliver application and network intelligence-based WANs with compelling economics.

“SD-WAN is an emerging market that delivers improved performance, reduced costs and flexibility by delivering a software defined virtualized server capable of managing WAN Connectivity and a wide variety of enterprise services”, said Dan Rodriguez, VP, Network Platforms Group and General Manager, Communications Infrastructure Division, Intel. “We believe enterprises can benefit from this capability today. CloudGenix provides a powerful architecture and software-based solution to deploy applications to remote offices without the expenditure of traditional fixed function appliances.”

Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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