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SDN in action: Pertino service lets users turn up a network without buying a switch, router or server

Brandon Butler | Feb. 14, 2014
Pertino Networks wants to make accessing networking services just as easy as spinning up and using cloud resources.

Pertino's networking platform has been running an open public beta since February of last year. In the fall it rolled out its AppScale store, which is a collection of free and paid applications that run on top of the networks. One free one allows for geo-tracking of users on the network. The company hopes to add significantly to its app store this year. Pertino is focused mostly on small and midsized businesses, which it says is an underserved market for networking technology that is ripe for consuming usage-priced networking services.

Pertino was founded in 2011, is based in Los Gatos, Calif., and has raised almost $29 million in venture financing. It was founded by Craig Elliott, a former Apple online services executive and more recently CEO of Packeteer Networks, which was sold to Blue Coast Systems for more than $250 million in 2008. As part of the general availability of the product today, it has also hired new product and sales executives to help accelerate its monetization strategy.


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