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Immediately and securely connect IoT to fog, core and cloud. Use any Internet connection, eliminating the cost and complexity of VPNs or private networks. IoT Connect software can be installed on IoT devices or on edge gateways as a container or VM.
MultiCloud Connection
Easily, securely and reliably connect to any public or private cloud, without requiring VPNs, private network or infrastructure. Virtual MultiCloud Connect gateways deploy in minutes with pre-build AWS and Azure templates.
AppWAN
Use pre-built AppWANs such as IBM Watson Voice to deploy apps without network engineering and infrastructure, or spin-up your own purpose-built AppWAN, on-demand, integrating network with your app’s identity, policy, security and performance needs.
Branch Office Connect
Connect branch offices via your choice of broadband Internet providers to your WAN, clouds, IoT, remote workers and extranet partners. NetFoundry provides the security, compliance and performance, as a service, eliminating the need for infrastructure and private networks.
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Our endpoint software enables your services to connect with security & reliability over any Internet access
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Digital transformations require application-made networks
Yesterday’s networks don’t support digital transformations.  NetFoundry enables digital transformations by enabling businesses to extend mobile, IT, IoT and cloud applications across the Internet, IT, IoT and clouds, with the security and performance of a private network solution.

NetFoundry’s unique application-made networks are deployed as software, integrated with business applications, services and solutions.  This new architecture – in which the network is embedded inside services in order to meet their connection criteria – provides the agility and flexibility required for digital transformations, eliminating the barriers caused by client-server generation network architectures.
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Integron and NetFoundry Demonstrate Advantages of Software Defined Networking (SDN) for Clinical Trials at DIA 2017
Earlier this year, at Mobile World Congress, NetFoundry announced it is partnering with Integron, a global leader providing managed services for the IoT industry, by making available extremely secure, high-performance private network solutions, including those designed specifically for the healthcare information technology community.   Together with Integron, we are proud to demonstrate managed services for clinical trials of connected medical device solutions at the annual meeting of the Drug Information Association (DIA) at their event in Chicago, June 18 – 22. DIA is the only global, membership organization dedicated to bringing health care product development professionals together to share insights and drive action in health care product development and life cycle management. With over 12,000 members, including professionals from pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, government, students, and patient groups, the organization produces the largest, longest-running event in the life sciences industry designed to drive awareness and education around the improvement of health through the advancement of lifesaving medicines and technologies.   We are honored to have been selected by Integron to share their exhibition space and demonstrate the software-defined networking as a managed service we have created in collaboration with the team at Integron over the last few months.   Software-defined networking (SDN) enables easy deployment of private networks with advanced security on top of existing cloud, data center, and edge infrastructure, and in one use case, Integron is able to offer the spinning up of 100% private networks with highly secure data transfer for connected device trials, which can then be scaled commercially as more and more companies advance connected care solutions that include devices tracking vital signs and more.   NetFoundry offers the world’s first platform that enables enterprises to extend networks across IoT, clouds and IT with the security and reliability of WANs, but with the agility of an Internet-based, software-only architecture.   Integron is embedding the NetFoundry MultiCloud and IoTConnect platform within the Integron managed service solution. The integrated solution is now part of Integron’s complete portfolio of managed IoT services, which also include device and wireless management.   "Integron's proven track record of supporting large scale IoT implementations, and NetFoundry's ability to encrypt network traffic where it is only readable by trusted edge elements is a powerful combination", said Carl Ford, Conference Chairman of IoT Evolution. "Integron and NetFoundry together set a new high bar for IoT device and application security."   Visit Integron and NetFoundry (booth 2058) at DIA 2017 in Chicago, June 18-22, and contact Rob Boardman if you'd like to meet up!  
MultiCloud Meets Microservices: New Connectivity Models Are a Must
As compute and communications Infrastructure-as-a-Service continues to attract enterprises and organizations for all the obvious benefits, IT teams are grappling with a different kind of complexity with the growth of different flavors of clouds (private, public, hybrid, application specific, and more) and the proliferation of creative new services made possible through virtualization. MultiCloud environments are overtaking the challenges of hybrid cloud even as the tech industry has only just begun to solve for the integration of public and private cloud management systems, enabling a logical approach to standing up, managing and connecting different applications on different clouds. When it comes to microservices, managing more and more productivity, workflow, business process and compliance solutions becomes exponentially more challenging. While there is no reason to limit the creativity and efficiency of microservices, IT teams and their DevOps partners are wise to take a step back and look at the entire environment they have today and will add onto, particularly when it comes to networking, connectivity, security, maintenance and economics before they find themselves locked into inflexible contracts, expensive monthly fees, and business risk. Enterprises, governments and organizations doing anything at scale in big data, analytics, IoT, cloud communications, and application development for the web and mobile web, are naturally looking at events process and real time events processing models, especially when they are running real time businesses with a need for speed and agility. The Latest Buzzword or Incredibly Significant Shift: Serverless Computing “Serverless Computing” -  also known as function as a service (FaaS) – “is a cloud computing code execution model in which the cloud provider fully manages starting and stopping of a function's container platform as a service (PaaS) as necessary to serve requests, and requests are billed by an abstract measure of the resources required to satisfy the request, rather than per virtual machine, per hour,” according to Ron Miller, writer at TechCrunch. Amazon Web Services View Naturally, servers are crucial to any digital business application; the “serverless” term arose in an attempt to define a scenario where the business that controls the system does not have to own, purchase, rent or manage servers or VMs for the code to run on. Janakiram MSV is an analyst, advisor and an architect at Janakiram & Associates, wrote in Forbes that “serverless code can be used in conjunction with code written in traditional server style, such as microservices. For example, part of a web application could be written as microservices and another part could be written as serverless code. Alternatively, an application could be written that uses no provisioned servers at all, being completely serverless.” Serverless code can either be triggered by specific events (such as user registration with Amazon Cognito), or be configured to run behind an API management platform to expose it as a REST API endpoint. Comparing to traditional SOA based architectures, which rose up at the turn of the century, microservices and FaaS are lighter, faster and more scalable. Platforms are feeding the growth of microservices (examples include IBM’s WebSphere and Tibco’s ActiveMatrix) which have become popular because: Developers are abstracted and do not have to wonder about configuring and provisioning infrastructure Services are built and deployed at the single function level and not at the VM, container and application level, which is useful in development, prototyping and beta – extending in to GA FaaS and microservices can be spun up and down very quickly and work with a variety of common programming languages Why Not Spin Up Your Network as Easily as Microservices are Spun Up, Within a MultiCloud Environment? At NetFoundry, we have developed easy-to-use connectivity services, which can be spun up and down, can be purchased on a usage basis, help enterprises more easily and cost-efficiently connect to any number of clouds (link to MCC page), and more logically support microservices and FaaS than old school networking (MPLS, VPN, and other private network solutions built over the last few decades). The customers we are working with recognize the alignment of IaaS and Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) and get the value of being able to manage all their connectivity – to any number of clouds – for any number of applications – and any number of microservices – on a common, unified platform with an intuitive, familiar management console user experience. Why delay innovation when there is now a much better, much easier and much more cost efficient way to participate in the “MultiFacted” world of Everything as a Service by modernizing connectivity to support applications, to ensure security, to contribute to agility, and generally transform business to a richly digital state? Serverless? There are servers – enterprises just don’t have to buy them, maintain them, and manage them (including on your financial statements). Networkless? There is a network – it’s NetFoundry’s – but enterprises don’t need to buy it in the same old fashioned way. Aligning the new era of virtualization, including your computing, communications and connectivity makes sense when considered holistically and in the moment. Connectivity is no longer an “afterthought” – it can be built into applications, systems and IT budgets in 2018 and beyond.
Rule the Internet - Using SDN and Business Policy to Create Secure, Resilient Private Networks Over the Internet
Enterprises are moving rapidly beyond “Hybrid Cloud” to “Hyper Cloud” environments, challenging IT teams with ensuring various kinds of clouds and applications running over those clouds with secure, resilient, and cost efficient connections. As more and more endpoints are being connected, whether devices connecting people, things controlling office security, machines running applications managed in a distributed fashion – infinite combinations of connected computing and communications is causing a crisis in many organizations who are benefitting from the advantages of cloud, but are overwhelmed by the need to orchestrate all this cleanly. Whether applications require secure, high performance edge-to-cloud or cloud-to-cloud private networks, it is inevitable that the complexity and cost of setting up, managing and paying for traditional approaches, like MPLS networks and VPNs, is unsustainable moving forward. Enterprise applications are increasingly cloud-centric, integrating services and information across one to several different clouds and data centers. The NetFoundry platform, including our MultiCloud Connect products, enable instant creation of edge-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud connection solutions across the Internet using any Internet access. Rule & Run Your Enterprise Connectivity Based on Business Policies Agile, secure, and Internet-based any-to-any multi-cloud connections with NetFoundry are a no-compromise supplement or substitute for inflexible enterprise network interconnections including MPLS, carrier Ethernet, and Internet VPN. Private NetFoundry Networks provide rigorous enterprise grade security and performance across the public Internet, independent of the diverse clouds and other endpoints that they connect – and can rapidly be spun up and managed based on policy – making this solution a network designer and network admin’s dream. They also make the creation, testing, rolling out and scaling of new business applications – on a per-application basis – easier and faster to do, with a unique “pay as you go” model. (No upfront capex required!) Instant provisioning can be based on the business policies – including down to the individual user, their work group, or the individual physical endpoint or machine in the case of enterprise IoT – using a web-based console. Policies can be adapted, making management, including expense management, exponentially easier than ever before. Cloud Native, Application Friendly, Multi-Cloud Ready: Born This Way Consider the number of clouds enterprises are managing today. There are the usual suspects (AWS, Azure, and more) – and then there are applications-related clouds, for business productivity (like salesforce.com and Office365). There are public clouds, private clouds, and hybrid clouds. NetFoundry’s MultiCloud Connect solutions can create policy driven networks for traditional business applications across these clouds – while also supporting fast growing Enterprise IoT applications. In the coming months, I’ll be sharing more about the exciting enterprise MultiCloud Connect products we will be releasing, coming on the heels of our announcements with Dell’s IoT Partner Solutions community and the Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry. Additionally, this same next-generation network from NetFoundry, that can support multi-cloud environments, and the business applications running in those environments – can also serve to support your current and future IoT rollouts. Think about how that impacts the efficiency of the IT organization, the DevOps teams, and the developers within enterprises building competitive applications. This is why tech giants like IBM have partnered with us to tailor policy-driven connectivity solutions that can be bundled with applications like their new Voice Gateway for Watson, supporting cognitive contact centers. Contact me to learn more about the new way to connect enterprises and applications, endpoints and the cloud, people and things. Rodney