BELMONT, Calif. – December 6, 2011 – Vyatta, the leader in software-based networking for physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, today announced that Vyatta Network OS has been selected by Z Gallerie, a leading home décor and furniture retailer, to deliver enhanced security and networking within its Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environment.
Z Gallerie, which was looking to leverage Amazon VPC as a test bed for deployment of eCommerce sites, required a scalable VPN solution to securely connect remote developers around the world. Vyatta enabled Z Gallerie’s administrators to scale IPsec and SSL-based VPNs as needed, resulting in improved collaboration among the company’s offshore and on-shore developers.
“In moving to the Amazon cloud, we wanted to create a secure test environment for our engineers to connect to, but not change any on-site equipment,” said Howard Kolodny, Vice President of IT at Z Gallerie.
“Vyatta brought improved networking and security to our cloud, enabling our team to cut the time needed to push code to the stage environment from 6 or 7 hours to less than an hour,” said Balaji Thirumeninathan, Manager of Application Development at Z Gallerie.
Vyatta Network OS for Amazon Cloud enables companies, such as Z Gallerie, to benefit from customer controlled advanced networking functionality in the Amazon cloud that delivers the flexibility to address their network topology requirements. Among the benefits of Vyatta are its scalable VPN, Layer 2 cloud bridging, VPC to VPC VPN tunneling and more.
“When companies like Z Gallerie look to leverage the Amazon cloud, they often find a need for granular network control, beyond the available resources,” said Tom McCafferty, Vice President of Marketing at Vyatta. “By deploying Vyatta Network OS within the VPC environment, Amazon cloud customers can control both ends of the VPN tunnel and create their own meshed topologies between VPCs and remote datacenters, regardless of location or existing network configuration.”
In addition to improving the productivity of developers, Vyatta is also significantly reducing Z Gallerie’s hardware footprint by eliminating their need for physical networking equipment.
“It’s a goal of mine that we never have to buy a server again and it’s something we are getting close to realizing,” said Kolodny. “By deploying Vyatta in the cloud, we can provision a server in under an hour, which is huge for us.”
Vyatta is disrupting the networking industry by delivering a software-based network operating system that is portable to standard x86 hardware as well as common virtualization and cloud computing platforms. Vyatta software provides a complete enterprise-class routing and security suite capable of uniquely addressing the next-generation infrastructure requirements of flexibility, on-demand delivery and platform independence. Thousands of physical and virtual infrastructures around the world, from small enterprise to Fortune 500 customers, are connected and protected by Vyatta. For more information, please visit http://www.vyatta.com. Read Vyatta CEO Kelly Herrell’s Blog “Opening the Networking Industry” and follow Vyatta on Twitter: @Vyatta.
About Z Gallerie
Founded by Joe Zeiden, Carole Malfatti and Mike Zeiden in 1979, Z Gallerie began as a small poster shop in Sherman Oaks, CA. The siblings operated the store by day and framed posters by night in the garage of their parents’ home in Van Nuys, CA. Much has changed since 1979. However the siblings, with the help and dedication of over 800 employees, retain a family culture and remain a privately-owned company. Z Gallerie currently has 55 retail stores in 20 states, and an e-commerce website and gift registry at www.zgallerie.com. The company is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with additional buying offices in Berkeley, CA.