To satisfy the rising demand for user-to multi-cloud access, Cloudbrink has revealed that it had implemented more than 600 virtual Points-of-Presence, or ‘RAPID edges,’ over the previous year. The Hybrid-Access-as-a-Service (HAaaS) supplier, which came out of stealth in November 2022 with $25M in venture funding, asserts to provide end-to-end services that are five times quicker and span a larger geographic area than conventional VPN, ZTNA, and SD-WAN platforms.
By utilizing edge services like Amazon Local Zones, Google MEC, and 5G edge infrastructure, Cloudbrink’s ‘RAPID Edges’ are installed in current telecom and public cloud infrastructure. The increasing demand for bringing applications and data closer to end users, which is being fueled by the freelance economy, flexible workplaces, and work-from-home policies, is being addressed by the new edge services.
“Enterprises are struggling to deliver the same real-time experience that staff are used to in the office to the hybrid workplace. You need density of coverage at the edge. You can’t do it with only a couple of hundred static PoPs,” said Prakash Mana, co-founder and chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cloudbrink. “The crucial thing is how close you can bring enterprise services to the user. Unlike rivals who are typically 50-70ms from the user, the median latency of our FAST Edges in customer deployments is consistently 4-7ms.”
6000 Edges by the End of 2023?
The complete connectivity, access, and security infrastructure is moved to the end user’s device by Cloudbrink. The efficient end-to-end efficiency of the network is enhanced by proactive and faster packet recovery as well as link optimization tailored to particular applications. The customers’ experience on a residential Internet link would therefore be comparable to what they would get from a corporate network.
“We have 600 edges today, but we could have 6000 by the end of the year. It is driven by user demand. The reason we can move so fast is because this is a true software-defined PoP,” added Mr. Mana. “Unlike VPN, ZTNA, and SD-WAN providers that are building their own infrastructure, we don’t need special hardware to connect the user to the edge.”
No matter where its users are situated, Cloudbrink’s mixed access as-a-service would offer instant and significantly enhanced network efficiency and experiences. This innovative solution can be quickly implemented at scale worldwide.
“According to ESG research, the increase in remote and hybrid work is the biggest reason why 53% of organizations state their IT environment has become more complex,” said Bob Laliberte, principal analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Operations teams struggle to cost-effectively provide remote users with a consistently positive experience at both the office and when working remotely.
Cloudbrink offers its edge-native mixed access-as-a-service by utilizing AI and ML. For cloud, SaaS, and data center applications, HAaaS would provide faster speed. For network, security, and IT managers, Cloudbrink claims to offers an in-office experience with a 30x increase in application speed and decreased organizational complexity thanks to its ability to use thousands of dynamic PoPs known as RAPID edges.
The Sunnyvale, California-based Cloudbrink team has years of collective experience in distributed systems, security, and last-mile network communication. Their team includes co-founders Prakash Mana (former PulseSecure and Citrix) and Subbu Ponnuswamy (former Mojo Networks and Aruba).