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Posted March 03, 2014
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Pertino Shares SDN Deployment Experiences at Open Network Summit

Santa Clara, Calif. – March 3, 2014Pertino, a company reinventing networking for the cloud era, today announced that CEO and co-founder Craig Elliott will participate in a “SDN Deployment Experiences” plenary session at the Open Networking Summit (ONS). Elliott, along with executives from Cisco and HP, will highlight how Pertino’s SDN-powered cloud platform is enabling SMBs to build secure, reliable networks in the cloud that extend connectivity everywhere, and to every device, for a fraction of the time and cost of traditional networks.

In February 2014, Pertino launched general availability of its Cloud Network Engine to help SMBs “unbox” their networks in just a few clicks, pioneering an entirely new way to build and manage networks in the cloud. Since launching public beta early last year, over 5,000 customers have created free or paid Pertino cloud networks. 

“While much of the industry is targeting large datacenters and enterprises with SDN solutions, Pertino has developed an SDN-powered cloud platform that overlays cloud datacenters and the Internet to deliver a virtual cloud network that is simple to deploy, private and secure, and ultra-reliable.” said Elliott. “With our Cloud Network Engine, any size business can extend LAN-like connectivity to anywhere and to any device in minutes, without the cost, complexity and limitations of traditional hardware-based VPNs.”

The Open Networking Summit was created by the founders of software-defined networking (SDN) and explores key developments and deployments in the ever-evolving space of OpenFlow and SDN. As part of the “SDN Deployment Experiences” plenary session at ONS, Elliott will discuss how SMBs are building their software-defined enterprise networks in the cloud. The other panelists include: David Ward, senior vice president, development chief technology officer, and chief architect of Cisco Systems, INC.; and Sarwar Raza, director, Cloud Networking and SDN, HP Networking, Hewlett-Packard Company.  

Event Details:

What: “SDN Deployment Experiences” Plenary Session

Who: Craig Elliott, CEO & Co-founder of Pertino, David Ward, senior vice president of Cisco Systems, and Sarwar Raza, director of HP Networking

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. PT

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center & Hyatt, Mission City Ballroom, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 For a complete schedule please visit the ONS website.

About Pertino

Founded in 2011, Pertino has an inspired vision for reinventing networking for the cloud era, and in the process, being a catalyst for democratizing IT for small-to-medium businesses. Globalization, cloud-enabled IT, and growing demand for always-connected people, devices, and things is affecting businesses of all sizes – making the “outside network” as critical as the inside one. However, traditional wide-area networks have not kept pace. Pertino’s revolutionary Cloud Network Engine enables an IT person, regardless of skill level, to build a secure and reliable cloud network in minutes that connects people everywhere to IT resources anywhere. To achieve this breakthrough, Pertino has developed a software-driven cloud platform that combines the power and pervasiveness of the cloud with network virtualization and Software-defined Network (SDN) technology. The company is venture funded and headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. For more information or to try Pertino free for yourself, please visit


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