Pertino - a 3-year-old California startup -- rolled out AppScape, a portal to access apps that run on that network, including a location-monitoring application and another one that tracks usage of a customer's devices on the networks.
Pertino - News, Features, and Slideshows
SDN in action: Pertino service lets users turn up a network without buying a switch, router or server
Pertino Networks wants to make accessing networking services just as easy as spinning up and using cloud resources.
Startup Pertino plans to flesh out its cloud-based network service with additional services such as security and deep-packet inspection, which it will sell through an online app store.
A speaker at a recent Network World event asked the crowd of 450 IT practitioners if they were familiar with software-defined networking (SDN) and only about 10 per cent raised their hands.