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How to Create an Elastic Edge
Cradlepoint’s NetCloud is an integrated platform that connects modern enterprises from the Edge to the cloud to ensure pervasive connectivity and greater availability. It combines advanced Enterprise Software-defined Network (SDN) and Software-defined Perimeter (SD-P) technologies that enable dynamic connectivity and network management of fixed branch locations, vehicles, and M2M/IoT deployments within one pane of glass platform.
The NetCloud platform delivers network capacity and availability beyond what traditional WANs can deliver. Leveraging path diversity — including LTE and broadband — enterprises can realize secure 24x7 access for all locations and devices, regardless of location.
Our NetCloud platform leverages several key technologies so you can rapidly deploy and connect people and resources regardless of their location.
The WAN is transforming from fixed branch locations to an increasingly fluid and flexible Network Edge — an Elastic Edge. Driven by profound trends like cloud, mobile, LTE, and IoT adoption and usage, the new WAN Edge must be more scalable, secure, reliable, automated, and agile — and it must be constantly expanding, contracting, adapting, moving, and evolving as business needs dictate.
Wireless is essential to achieving the elasticity that Connected Enterprises require. Cradlepoint’s NetCloud platform provides the pathway to an Elastic Edge using LTE, software-defined policy management, and orchestration to eliminate the increasing complexity of today’s WAN.
SD-WAN - Dynamic connectivity for an Elastic Edge
Cloud, mobile, and IoT changes are driving a transformation at the Network Edge. Traditional WANs are complex and inflexible, limiting business agility. The Software-defined WAN has emerged to address such limitations. Offering increased availability, SD-WANs enable easier deployment and management across an ever changing Edge, as more workers become mobile and applications and resources move to the cloud.
Cloud Management, Orchestration & Policy
Getting the most out of your Elastic Edge means agility to rapidly expand, contract, provision, and configure your network. It means intelligent cloud-management that provides visibility, analytics, and proactive alerts to prevent downtime and optimize user experience.
Software-Defined Perimeter Dark Cloud
Our cloud-first, invitation-only SD-P architecture offers significant operational savings to connect people and things. A private address space means that it’s a dark cloud and hackers can’t hack what they can’t see. Additionally, it offers complete policy management so that you can micro-segment your network, keeping different users or groups separate for additional security.
Better Business Continuity
Enterprises demand “always on” connections to ensure business is “always enabled.” Cradlepoint offers multiple network onramps with a deep portfolio of platforms so that businesses remain up and running regardless of location or load.
Cradlepoint Extensibility enables customers and developers to build custom applications and vertical solutions that extend key elements of the Cradlepoint platform. By leveraging Cradlepoint hardware, router OS and cloud services, end users can customize their network capabilities, and developers can add differentiation and unique value to the solutions they offer.
Building on the Cradlepoint platform ensures more customer-specific needs can be addressed and increases overall solution value.
NetCloud consists of integrated components to enable seamless connectivity, security, management, and extensibility.
- NetCloud Manager provides a single pane of glass so you can configure, monitor, and manage your connected resources from anywhere.
- NetCloud OS is the software on our hardened routers, enabling primary/failover routing and WAN traffic control as well as edge services such as firewall, IDS/IPS, and security
- NetCloud Engine is a software-defined, identity-based security perimeter to connect M2M and IoT devices to your network
- Built-for-purpose routers for fixed site, branch, transportation, M2M/IoT, and failover requirements
- Extensibility (SDK & APIs) enable you to integrate and leverage Cradlepoint technologies for your own needs such as in-vehicle telemetry
"Cradlepoint's NetCloud platform is a key advantage to enterprises faced with digital transformation at the Edge — and it's virtually all enterprises. By combining simpler cloud management with higher capacity, availability, and LTE, enterprises can be more scalable, secure, reliable, and — most importantly — more agile."