CloudGenix has announced an investment from Intel Capital to drive the software-based transformation of networks.
CloudGenix provides 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 center applications over any network.
CloudGenix AppFabric is transforming how networks are built, the company says. Unlike hardware routers that rely on layer three or network information alone, CloudGenix uses layer seven through layer three 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. While some hardware routers are dependent on the network type, CloudGenix AppFabric delivers an outstanding user experience on any network type – internet broadband, MPLS or LTE.
“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.”
Intel architecture yields numerous benefits for customers when deployed in the WAN. Proprietary hardware routers are limited to layer three 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, Vice President, Network Platforms Group and General Manager, Communications Infrastructure Division at 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.”