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PacketFabric and Pureport Enter into Partnership to Simplify Cloud Connectivity

Today multicloud networking provider Pureport and PacketFabric, a Network-as-a-Service platform provider, announced a partnership that will enable enterprises to use PacketFabric datacenters to access Pureport's Multicloud Fabric platform.

According to the announcement, enterprises can create cloud connectivity via native private connectivity offerings of cloud services providers such as AWS Direct Connect, Azure ExpressRoute and Google Cloud Interconnect using the Pureport self-service console.

"Pureport is now the only provider that allows customers to mesh their public cloud, on-premises, and branch office networks in minutes by pairing our distributed multicloud router with the native offerings of the cloud service providers," said Doug Mittendorf, CTO at Pureport, in a prepared statement. "We are delivering a solution that goes above and beyond cloud on-ramps and SD-WAN solutions."

The goal of the partnership is to simplify how enterprises connect their networks to the cloud, "eliminating the complexities, long timelines to deploy, high cost and high maintenance," with the following additional benefits, according the announcement:

  • No additional hardware needed. Built into the platform, Pureport's Distributed Multicloud Router eliminates the need to purchase, replace or install additional hardware or virtual appliances.
  • DevOps Ready: Pureport exposes a REST API, allowing networks and connections to be managed as code.
  • IP address conflict resolution. Pureport's Cloud Grade NAT functionality automates the detection and resolution of overlapping IP address ranges, so there's no slowdown or conflict with the interconnection of networks.
  • No contracts. Pureport's platform eliminates the need for a carrier and long-term contracts.
  • Flexible bandwidth control. The Multicloud Fabric platform is an on-demand service, which lets customers manage costs by scaling connectivity to suit their changing needs.

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Wendy Hernandez is group managing editor for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.

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