CloudGenix, a tech startup has announced an investment from Intel Capital to drive the software-based transformation of networks.
The Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) provider said, the firm is transforming how networks are built – unlike hardware routers that rely on “Layer 3” or application and network intelligence to build and operate WANs.
The San Jose, CA-based tech firm 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), unified communications, and data centre applications with outstanding user experience and security over any network, the company said in a press advisory.
While administrators specify powerful application-specific policies for performance, security, and compliance that directly reflect business and IT intent, CloudGenix claims its 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, CEO of CloudGenix."As enterprises across all verticals adopt CloudGenix AppFabric, the investment by Intel Capital further accelerates our product and go-to-market expansion plans.”
Meanwhile, Dan Rodriguez, VP, Network Platforms Group at Intel said, “SD-WAN is an emerging market that delivers improved performance, reduced costs and flexibility by delivering a software defined virtualised server capable of managing WAN Connectivity and a wide variety of enterprise services”.