Article:Networking Virtualization Software Takes Hold

Michael Brandenburg, Technical Editor at Tech Target, visited us at Interop 2011 last week.  He does a great job succinctly capturing the core functionality and value of our CloudCommand online software platform:

What’s all this software doing at my networking show?

If there was a general theme throughout my conversations with folks at Interop last week, it was that software is the future of networking…

…Cloud-based network management – which is basically software driven – was also the rage at Interop. PowerCloud, for example, was at the show explaining how its technology enables OEM partners to offer cloud-based management of wireless access points. This way, managed services providers can compete with the likes of Aerohive and Meraki. With a tiny bit of code added to their firmware, the access point, “calls home” to the hosted service, and is then linked to a particular customer through a unique identifier. Cloud-based management is, in many ways, giving the SMB market enterprise-class features and functionality without the capital outlay associated with large scale WLAN hardware solutions.

About PowerCloud Systems
PowerCloud Systems is the leading online software platform provider for enabling Networking as a Service (NaaS). Its CloudCommand technology provides OEMs and service providers with the most powerful and cost-effective path for adding comprehensive cloud capabilities to their new and existing networking equipment. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., PowerCloud Systems is a spin-out from PARC that is funded by Qualcomm Ventures, Walden Venture Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and PARC. For more information, visit

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