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CloudGenix Introduces the Application-Defined Fabric for Virtualizing the Remote Office

CloudGenix, the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) pioneer, today announced the Instant On (ION) 3000v, an SD-WAN platform for virtualizing the remote office. The ION 3000v Application-Defined Fabric allows enterprises to deploy applications anywhere based on App-SLAs, enforcing security, performance and compliance requirements. This approach establishes a new defense-in-depth security model for direct cloud access from the remote office, extending application policies across the hybrid cloud.

"The role of networking teams is evolving," said Josh Schertzer, managing director at Blackstone. "It's the networking team's job to deliver applications from the cloud and data centers to employees around the globe, with extremely high availability, performance and security. Virtualizing the remote office and reducing WAN costs are a priority for many enterprises. The industry needs an application-defined platform for the remote office that's much more than the hybrid-WAN-only approaches we've seen traditionally. The goal is for IT to deploy applications anywhere in the world within minutes based on App-SLAs -- without complex routing re-engineering."

Modern applications, including cloud and collaboration apps, impose new requirements on the WAN. According to Microsoft's guidelines for Office 365 adoption, enterprises should plan for up to 4X increase in WAN bandwidth, and enable direct-to-cloud access from the remote office to avoid sub-optimal performance.

"The increasing use of modern applications requires that enterprises look beyond traditional networking to new ways of building and managing WANs," said Jim Metzler, founder and vice president of Ashton, Metzler and Associates. "Modern applications combine multiple services, are collaborative, and can be hosted anywhere. This requires enterprises to move from managing network SLAs to application SLAs."

The WAN must support rich experiences offered by modern applications -- rich media, collaboration apps, voice apps -- all of which can reside in your data center or in the cloud, and put enormous strains on WAN design and the security architecture. By moving cloud access directly to the remote office, the CloudGenix application-defined fabric creates a secondary security perimeter, ensuring that only "white listed" applications are allowed to leave the remote office directly and that malicious traffic is prevented from entering the branch.

"Enterprises face multiple issues with legacy hardware models for the remote office," said Kumar Ramachandran, founder and CEO of CloudGenix. "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. With our application-defined fabric, enterprises are no longer hostage to their hardware vendors, and have the freedom to deploy their applications anywhere, enhancing both application performance and security posture."

The ION3000v is available immediately. For more information, please visit


Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:06 AM by David Marshall
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