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PEER 1 Hosting and SunGard Join Growing List of Customers Deploying Embrane’s Software-Defined Network Services

Embrane,™ the leader in delivering software-defined network (SDN) services, today announced that PEER 1 Hosting (TSX: PIX) and SunGard are the latest companies to implement Embrane solutions for their enterprise disaster recovery and cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings, respectively. After reviewing a number of other SDN and traditional networking products, both PEER 1 Hosting and SunGard selected Embrane for its unique ability to create a significantly more agile networking environment, while reducing operational complexity and cost. These are just two of numerous potential applications for Embrane and are part of the continued traction SDN solutions are seeing among service providers and enterprises, a market IDC Research predicts will reach $3.7 billion by 2016.

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Embrane Powers the Industry’s Most Complete Cloud IaaS Solution

PEER 1 Hosting, a global IT hosting provider, has integrated Embrane into its cloud portal, enabling customers to spin up fully elastic firewalls, site-to-site VPN and load balancers in 90 seconds. These elastic network services enhance PEER 1 Hosting’s current cloud-based compute and storage offerings and provide their customers with one of the most complete IaaS solutions on the market.

“We evaluated several SDN and network virtualization solutions, but Embrane’s is the only one that combined the rapid provisioning, non-disruptive elasticity and programmability that our customers require,” added Greg Rusu, General Manager of Cloud Services at PEER 1 Hosting. “We are now able to bring agility to our network much the way we have with our compute and hosting offerings.”

“Embrane was the first company to introduce network virtualization solutions to the market and continues to deliver real SDN solutions to enterprises and service providers,” added Dante Malagrinò, Embrane’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “We’re proud not only of our technology innovation, but of the growing number of customers who have turned to us to help deliver new levels of network agility in actual production environments.”

New Product Enhancements

In addition to the unique 90-second service creation, non-disruptive elasticity and automation capabilities of its load balancing and firewall solutions, customers are leveraging several new, highly-differentiated features that Embrane has added to the latest version of the product, including:

  • Continuous and Automated High Availability (HA) customers have simplified provisioning of HA pairs, stateful failover and continuous, automated monitoring and re-provisioning of network services instances in the event of a failure
  • Enhanced Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) – allows for integration with existing management tools as well as orchestration tools such as OpenStack and CloudStack
  • Ultra-High Density – supports 300+ network services instances on a single x86 server for large multi-tenant/multi-application environments
  • Simplified Management – a new user interface (UI) and command line interface (CLI) leveraging Embrane’s extensive APIs. The new interfaces provide traditional networking configuration and management capabilities, thereby ensuring a smooth transition and support model for the networking team

About Embrane

Based in Silicon Valley, Embrane enables customers to dynamically adapt to changing business requirements, infuse network flexibility while simplifying operations and save money by delivering software-defined network services. Current enterprise and service provider customers use Embrane as part of data centers where automation and agility are priorities, including private/public/hybrid cloud environments.

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