NetFoundry Launches Application-Specific Networking platform to enable enterprises to spin up MultiCloud AppWANs on demand

30-day trial program available to select applicants

NetEvents, San Jose, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017 –  NetFoundry, a Tata Communications business incubated in Tata Communications’ ‘Shape the Future’ program, and the first provider of Application Specific Networking (ASN), announced today the availability of NetFoundry MultiCloud AppWANs on a trial basis. The NetFoundry platform enables enterprises to provision secure, high-performance networks over the internet and instantly connects applications across any set of networks and clouds, including AWS, Azure, Bluemix and Google.  The MultiCloud AppWAN 30-day trial program is available now and applicants are invited to submit an application here.

Chris Williams, Vice President at PliantCloud, a Division of Alliance Technology Group said “NetFoundry’s AppWANs are the next logical step of SD-WAN, enabling secure, performant networking to be directly driven by application contexts, and extending the wide area network (WAN)  all the way to the application endpoint without CPE or private network requirements.  We integrated NetFoundry’s AppWANs into the networking solutions we sell to financial institutions to enable them to meet their strict regulatory and security requirements.”

NetFoundry’s Application-Specific Networking (ASN) platform and APIs enable a new approach to networking, allowing administrators, developers, and integrators to deploy on-demand, programmable networks over the Internet.  By enabling application-specific private networks (“AppWANs”), NetFoundry’s software and APIs provide the security and reliability previously only available via private circuits and custom hardware, while enabling customers and partners to enjoy the economics, reach and agility of the Internet.

NetFoundry’s unique AppWANs integrate business applications, services, and solutions.  Similar to Intent Based Networking capabilities to optimize data centers, each NetFoundry AppWAN leverages automation, optimization and contextual awareness to optimize application connections over the Internet. This new architecture – in which network access and control is driven by application contexts provides the agility and flexibility required for digital transformations, eliminating the barriers caused by client-server generation network architectures, and legacy separation of application logic from network configurations.

Galeal Zino, Founder of NetFoundry, says, “We are excited to offer a limited 30-day trial of the MultiCloud offer to selected applicants so that they can spin up on-demand, application-specific AppWANs between applications, end user devices, private data centers and public clouds without requiring VPNs, SD-WAN CPE or MPLS circuits.”

Mike Sapien, Chief Analyst at Ovum, commented: “Enterprise customers are moving to new hybrid network options that combine many different network technologies. Many providers are promoting the use of internet services over legacy MPLS service. Many customer locations will use internet services as their primary connectivity due to lower cost or regional availability. NetFoundry’s Application Specific Solution can provide improved performance for lower cost to these customers when using internet services. In the end, the improvement of application performance over internet service, makes this offer highly desirable alternative than many other more costly or complex solutions. Using the internet for connectivity will always be an attractive option to enterprise customers of all sizes.”

The free trial enables organizations to deploy private AppWAN networks across NetFoundry’s SDN fabric via a web console. NetFoundry’s software connects the customers endpoints in private AppWANs, letting them connect their internal applications, external SaaS and B2B extranet services on private networks without using cumbersome VPNs.

NetFoundry has been selected as a finalist of the IoT & Cloud Innovation Awards 2017 in the Hot Start-Up category at the NetEvents Global Press and Analysts Summit.

About NetFoundry

NetFoundry is leading the next generation of networking providers, using software to connect application endpoints, as opposed to traditional SD-WAN and MPLS WANs which use CPE to connect sites.  Each NetFoundry AppWAN is driven by the contexts of the app, and can be software integrated into partner services and platforms.  Security and performance are built into each AppWAN, so that customers can choose any set of networks and clouds and still get the security, compliance and reliability they require.  NetFoundry is a Tata Communications business, incubated in Tata Communications’ Shape the Future program, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, with offices in San Francisco, Austin, New York, Bangalore and Singapore.


Notes to editors

About Shape the Future

Tata Communications Shape the Future business incubator programm has been responsible for internally crowdsourcing more than 500 business ideas.  NetFoundry was incubated in 2016.

About Tata Communications

Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises and communications service providers.

The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and colocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice communications. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.

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