Emerging Vendors 2012: Cloud Computing Vendors


Embrane

Santa Clara, Calif.

CEO: Dante Malagrino

Embrane in December 2011 launched heleos, what the company described as "the first distributed software platform for powering on-demand elastic network services such as load balancers, firewalls, virtual private networks and WAN optimization." It's a compelling proposition -- the easier delivery of those types of network services using flexible software instead of cumbersome physical hardware -- and Embrane's target customers are enterprises looking to build out cloud environments.