Embrane delivers a new paradigm in network services with the industry's first multi-service, distributed software platform for powering software-defined network services
Software-defined Network Services Solutions for the Enterprise
Conventional network services products were not designed for agile data centers where automation and agility are priorities, including private/hybrid/public cloud environments. While compute and storage technologies have evolved to allow for rapid provisioning, better resource utilization, elasticity, programmability, multi- tenancy, and cost efficiencies, the network lags behind.
Enterprises and service providers are trying to build more agile environments that allow for more flexibility and responsiveness, and the ability to do more with less without disruption or compromise. Unfortunately, when it comes to the network, and particularly layer 3-7 network services, the only options they have had - hardware or virtual appliances - cannot provide the required agility to support a new infrastructure paradigm.
Hardware devices, while delivering high performance, typically require heavy up-front costs, are not flexible, can take weeks or longer to procure and deploy, require over-provisioning for just-in-case scenarios, and are not programmable. Traditional virtual appliances have limitations when it comes to scale and ease of provisioning, and often burden customers with increased complexity around licensing and a proliferation of management points.
Embrane delivers a new paradigm with software-defined network services. Embrane offers the industry’s first multi-service, distributed software platform for powering software-defined server load balancers (which includes SSL offload) and firewalls (which also includes VPN termination). Embrane's solutions are purpose-built for enterprises designing agile data centers and service providers offering cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) where automation and agility are priorities. All Embrane software-defined network services are managed via a single orchestration tool.
Embrane's solutions enable you to dynamically adapt to changing business requirements, infuse network flexibility without adding complexity, and reduce capital and operational expenses. With Embrane, you benefit from rapid provisioning, non-disruptive elasticity, multi-tenancy at scale, and programmability over integrated hardware-based systems or traditional virtual appliance offerings. Leveraging RESTful APIs, Embrane can be integrated with cloud orchestration solutions such as CloudStack or OpenStack.