Pertino Introduces Cloud-Based SDN Service

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The Pertino SDN service has been in beta testing for about 90 days, and already has more than 250 customers running over 500 devices, Krautkremer said. "I believe this is one of the largest deployments of SDN today," he said.

It comes in two versions. A free version allows the building of a software-defined network for up to three users, each with up to three devices. For $10 per user per month, an SMB can set up a network of up to 250 users, each with up to five devices each.

An enterprise version is also in the works, Krautkremer said.

The Pertino SDN service is now available with limited availability, and currently supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The company plans to offer beta support for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Macintosh OS-X in March, and support for smartphones and tablets later this year. The service is slated to enter general availability in the second half of 2013.



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