SOURCE: Iron Networks

Iron Networks, Inc.

December 10, 2014 14:15 ET

Iron Networks Announces Launch of Microsoft Cloud Edge Gateway Appliance

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - December 10, 2014) - Iron Networks today announced the release of the Microsoft Cloud Edge Gateway (MCE) product family. MCE is a private cloud access solution based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and the Hyper-V virtualization platform. The MCE products provide most powerful and comprehensive solution in the market enabling both secure remote access, end-point security and multi-cloud connectivity. 

The Microsoft Cloud Edge product family is an evolutionary progression from the prior Iron Networks Unified Remote Access family of products, adding WAN Optimization, Multi-Tenancy and Cloud Gateway feature sets which provides a complete and scalable private cloud access solution. The features of the MCE include Microsoft technologies including Multi-Site DirectAccess and Site-to-Site VPN, Microsoft Software-defined Hyper-V Virtual Networking (NVGRE), Microsoft Unified Access Gateway (UAG), Microsoft Threat Management Gateway (TMG), Azure Cloud Gateway and others, and also include WAN optimization and public cloud connectivity technologies from RiverBed, SilverPeak and Amazon. The product can be configured to meet specific business needs by adding individual feature packs to fit customers unique business needs, each function independently as virtual machine appliances within the MCE clustered environment. The extensive use of virtualization technologies makes the product scalable and elastic to meet modern data center best practices.

"The cloud edge product line gives customers the capability to expand and integrate their private cloud with remote users and remote branch offices," says Robert Keith, CTO of Iron Networks. "This is a complex proposition, but with MCE, this is made much simpler with a plug-n-play appliance."

MCE platform offers a comprehensive remote access and cloud connectivity software bundle in a single clustered (cluster in a box) or multi-unit highly scalable hardware products powered by 100% Microsoft Windows Server and Storage technologies. Customers embracing the latest trends of cloud technologies are also required to provide integration of their private cloud with public clouds, remote users and remote branch offices. Microsoft Cloud Edge provides a complete unified and scalable solution to meet the varying business requirements of cloud environments using Microsoft developed remote access and cloud technologies.

Iron Networks has a long history building and supporting Microsoft based products including security, private cloud and remote branch solutions. The Iron Networks portfolio of remote access products is the most extensive on the market.

For more information go to: http://www.ironnetworks.com/directaccess-mce

About Iron Networks

Based in Fremont, CA, Iron Networks is a Microsoft OEM and Fast Track partner that delivers turnkey networking and infrastructure platforms for Microsoft-based cloud-optimized Data Centers. With a proven track record of successful Microsoft infrastructure appliance implementations around the globe through a network of partners, Iron Networks has a depth of experience building, deploying and supporting Windows Server based solutions. Utilizing the product and market experience with Microsoft technologies and the core competencies as a leader in turnkey rack level hardware manufacturing, OEM appliance design, integration and supply chain management solutions, Iron Networks is positioned to rapidly deploy and support enterprise grade cloud and datacenter solutions.

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