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Cradlepoint Buys Pertino for Cloud NetworkingCradlepoint Buys Pertino for Cloud Networking

Pertino uses SDN to deliver cloud-based network-as-a-service for enterprises and SMBs worldwide.

Mitch Wagner

December 15, 2015

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Cradlepoint Buys Pertino for Cloud Networking

Cradlepoint, which provides software-defined 4G LTE network solutions for enterprises, has acquired Pertino, a privately held Silicon Valley company that delivers cloud-based networking services to enterprises and SMB customers worldwide.

Cradlepoint Inc. provides enterprises with "always-on" 4G LTE WANs that overlay the Internet, to meet the demands of cloud, mobile and the Internet of Things. By 2020, more than 72% of the workforce in the US alone will be mobile, tablets and smartphones will far exceed PCs and servers, and more than 8 billion "things" will need secure, "always-on" Internet connections, Cradlepoint said.

Cradlepoint is looking to use Pertino 's technology and expertise to bolster its networking offerings, Cradlepoint said in a statement. Financial details of the deal, announced December 8, were not disclosed.

Cradlepoint is a privately held company based in Boise, Idaho, founded in 2006, which claims more than 15,000 enterprise, SMB and government customers worldwide.

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Pertino provides a virtual switch that runs in the cloud, connecting virtual machines to multiple public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. Its vision is to provide networking on demand, the same way that Amazon provides computing on demand. The company started with SMBs, then broadened to midsized and large enterprises. In April, it had about 5,000 production networks with more than 300 customers in 80 countries, Pertino executives told Light Reading. The company had 50 employees in April, with about $28 million in funding. (See Pertino Bolsters Virtual Networking Security.)

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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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