Exploring the Edge
In today’s world of uber-connectivity and IIoT devices, edge computing is extremely fascinating. When you break the process down to its simplest forms, edge computing takes the data from IIoT devices and moves it to the “edge” and processes it much closer to the actual device the data came from. This results in more instantaneous and accurate data to work with and eliminates the need to send data across long routes to data centers or clouds.
NodeWeaver, an industry-leader within the edge computing world, is a zero-management edge cloud fabric - integrating storage, networking, and virtualization in a single system. It was built to deliver full data center capabilities on virtually any x86-based hardware. NodeWeaver is very user-friendly as well because it allows customers to start small and expand their infrastructure as needed, one node at a time.
IIoT and The Edge
The growth within the IIoT realm has been astounding and because of this, the need for a stronger, more powerful and more intelligent edge is justified. Everyday, IIoT solution stacks are becoming more advanced and responsive. From analyzing sensor data, to making AI-driven decisions, to taking action in real time, the evolution we’re experiencing is incredible.
NodeWeaver’s edge cloud fabric is lightweight and agile and works harmoniously with the ever-changing demands of IIoT. While NodeWeaver is powerful on its own, combining forces with NetFoundry has unleashed capabilities like never before. With NetFoundry, NodeWeaver is able to extend its zero-management approach to the network.
Now, it’s easy to spin up software-only, Zero Trust, micro-segmented networks, also known as AppWANs, directly from NodeWeaver cloud fabric environments over existing Internet connections without sacrificing speed or security.
How NetFoundry + NodeWeaver Benefits You
In today’s world, seamless user experience and easy-to-use solutions are expected. Both NetFoundry and NodeWeaver boast simple, agile, and secure solutions which only enhances this partnership and benefits the user.
NetFoundry seamlessly integrates with NodeWeaver’s automation tools and is part of the NodeWeaver Marketplace which enables simple, full-stack solutions. Additionally, users can expect faster configuration changes and updates, dynamic performance optimization with 3-5x performance gains over traditional VPNs, Zero Trust network architecture, hardware and service provider agnostic, as well as multi-dimensional and encrypted data in motion protection.
How Connectivity Works at the Edge
The NodeWeaver edge control fabric is simple and easy-to-use so NodeWeaver must also supply customers with simple and easy-to-use connectivity between their distributed nodes. This connectivity solution must also include built-in automation, multi-dimensional security, and infinite scalability. NetFoundry is the connectivity solution that enables NodeWeaver to do just that.
As a combined unit, NodeWeaver can instantly deploy NetFoundry mesh networks between edge nodes, which are driving IIoT. Now, NodeWeaver customers can spin up software-only AppWANs directly between their environments over existing Internet connections.
This helps IIoT customers solve 3 challenges while protecting critical systems from outside threats. Limiting access to apps with micro-segmented, least privilege access AppWANs integrated into Identity and Access Management (IAM), abstracting critical systems away from the Internet using bi-directional and outbound-only dark networks, and harnessing multi-dimensional security architectures for data-in motion protection.
We're Transforming Connectivity
“For IMS, working with NetFoundry Zero Trust enables us to best serve edge compute. We have been working to embed our IoT Edge solution with NetFoundry SDKs to enable customers to meet their edge compute goals without the hassle of deploying VPNs, firewalls, or propriety hardware.”
Paul EdrichCTO, IMS
“NetFoundry enables zero trust, secure and reliable communication between our customers and our software services, no matter where the client or host are connected. It allowed us to further secure our front end and back end service without putting a giant burden on our network support team.”
Todd DoaneSolution Architect, OmniSYS
“The level of efficiency OSM Maritime gains from working with an innovator like NetFoundry can't be overstated. It is critical to give our org the ability to access all apps and to have this access secure is no longer optional but a must. For that reason, we have decided to work with NetFoundry.”
Chakib Abi SaabCTO, OSM Maritime Group
“Zero trust and least privilege access in a world that is moving towards edge compute and dynamic containerized services is pivotal, which is yet again where NetFoundry scores with its capability to integrate with automation frameworks via its APIs and eliminate VPNs.”
Martin BraemCOO, Klarrio
“NetFoundry extends the WAN all the way to the application endpoint without CPE, over the Internet. 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.”
Chris WilliamsVP at PliantCloud, Alliance Technology Group
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