The OneLayer cloud-based overlay provides connectivity over the public Internet, but with the visibility, security, and control of a private network. It enables secure connectivity to corporate computing resources over a LAN and to public cloud applications over a WAN, with policy control over all.
Just last week, SoftBank said it was acquiring ARM Holdings for $32 billion. ARM’s low-power chips make it a contender in the emerging IoT market.
To support SoftBank, Cradlepoint has established offices in Japan and Australia.
Cradlepoint Product News
In related news today, Cradlepoint announced a new product – NetCloud.
In December 2015, Cradlepoint acquired the SD-WAN startup Pertino, and NetCloud combines technology from the two companies.
“Marrying software-defined networking (SDN) with LTE is the mission of Cradlepoint,” says Krautkremer. “LTE is increasingly a WAN technology and part of the SD-WAN space.”
NetCloud is based on the company’s 4G LTE-enabled routers and IoT gateways, together with Pertino’s SD-WAN, with both managed via the cloud.
Cradlepoint’s NetCloud works over any network operator’s infrastructure, and the company claims it is ideal for large-scale IoT deployments.
For example, all Redbox video vending machines already have a Cradlepoint LTE gateway, as do CoinStar machines. These IoT deployments are connected to networks and managed by Cradlepoint software.
“Enterprises want to connect not just places, but also people and things,” says Krautkremer.