Brazil’s Largest Cloud Services Provider, UOL, Selects Embrane as the Platform to Deliver Virtualized Load Balancers and Firewalls to Enterprise Customers

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Embrane®, the leader in delivering application-centric network services, today announced that UOL, one of the largest cloud service providers in Brazil, is the latest service provider to differentiate its business by providing dedicated virtual network services running on the Embrane heleos platform. By integrating Embrane load balancers and firewalls into its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) portfolio, UOL will enable mid-size and large enterprises to order new differentiated, network infrastructure on-demand.

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After an extensive review of competitive offerings, UOL selected Embrane for its unique ability to offer lifecycle management of Embrane’s firewall and load balancer, as well as third-party network services, all from a single orchestration tool.

“In a highly competitive industry and market, it is critical that we find the right solution to deliver enterprise-class network services to our customers in an automated and agile way,” said Eduardo Maldonado, chief technology officer of UOL. “With Embrane we are able to offer multiple tiers of services, differentiate UOL from competitors, such as Amazon Web Services, and reduce our capital costs in the process.”

UOL, which has more than 3,000 corporate customers in Brazil, is building an application centric infrastructure (ACI), leveraging the Cisco ACI architecture and the ACI ecosystem of partners. The first step in building that architecture is integrating the Embrane platform for application-centric firewalls, load balancers and lifecycle management of any virtual network service.

“UOL is a great example of a service provider that understands the needs of its enterprise customers and is committed to offering new, differentiated services that deliver the network as a cloud,” added Dante Malagrinò, co-founder and chief product officer at Embrane. “The Embrane heleos platform is an ideal solution for service providers, like UOL, because it’s purpose-built for large scale, multi-tenant environments, particularly private/hybrid/public cloud deployments.”

As the UOL business continues to grow, the company has the option to offer additional services from Embrane’s ecosystem of partners on the same Embrane platform. Those partners include A10 Networks, Cisco, Citrix and Sourcefire.

About Embrane

Embrane is the leading provider of application-centric network services and virtual appliance lifecycle management for its own firewalls/VPNs and load balancers, as well as third-party network services. These solutions enable customers to create and manage virtual network services on a per application basis, as well as automate the delivery, modification and removal of these services for faster application deployment, changes and significant savings. Embrane is an ecosystem partner for Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) architecture and delivers lifecycle management solutions for the Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv), Citrix Netscaler VPX, A10 Networks vThunder and Sourcefire virtual appliances. For more information, visit www.embrane.com.

About UOLDIVEO

UOLDIVEO (www.uoldiveo.com.br) is a subsidiary of UOL Group, leader provider of services for corporate segment. It’s a 100% Brazilian company, offers complete IT Outsourcing solutions for Infrastructure, Cloud Computing, Payment Services and Business Integration, Platform and Services specialize in e-commerce, Managed Security Services, the Application Services and Telecommunications areas, among others with experience to implement, integrate and manage solutions for companies of all sizes and segments. With over 3000 customers and 1,300 employees, UOLDIVEO has four data centers interconnected by an own backbone network, and stands for the constant monitoring of its customers’ needs by providing high-tech products and services, fast delivery and implementation.

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Contacts

Embrane
John Vincenzo, +1 408-550-2754
jv@embrane.com
or
Rockpoint PR for Embrane
Susan Lehman, +1 510-599-6555
susan@rockpointpr.com