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SDN Startups

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is the biggest architectural innovation by networking industry in the last several decades. A number of SDN startups have emerged in this space, coming up with products, technologies and solutions related to SDN. Here are the SDN startups that I know of:

Also read: 

Software Defined Networking (SDN) Basics / 101
SDN Acquisitions

1. Adara Networks
Website: www.adaranet.com

The ADARA Networks Horizon Software Defined Networking Platform comprehensively delivers SDN; the ability to dynamically enable and implement any behavior, any policies, any performance, any scalability, desired in Networking and Computing. Where other SDN offerings are limited, ADARA Horizon is comprehensive and commercial ready.

2. Big Switch
Website: www.bigswitch.com

Big Switch Networks is the leading platform-independent SDN vendor. The Open SDN architecture is built around the Big Network Controller, which provides a common data model and policy abstraction for all the network fabric elements. These universal network abstractions and the Big Network Controller leverage industry standards and open APIs to provide maximum deployment flexibility. The Big Network Controller also enables a broad range of application support, including data center network virtualization.

3. Contrail Systems
Website: www.contrailsystems.com


Contrail was founded in early 2012 by a veteran team of networking and software platform experts from Google, Juniper, Cisco, and Aruba. Contrail claims to have direct engagement with early customers to address the significant networking and operational challenges encountered when scaling their private and hybrid cloud architectures. Details of the product/technology is not yet publicly announced.

4. Cumulus Networks
Website: www.cumulusnetworks.com

Cumulus Networks is developing solutions for IT providers  to operate varied and complex applications over generic infrastructure. Cumulus Networks claims to apply their  vast experience in networking, hosts, distributed systems, hardware, and software to create a new type of networking systems company directed at the needs of the new wave of data center computing architectures.

5. Embrane
Website: www.embrane.com

As the industry’s first and only company to deliver virtual layer 3-7 network services for both traditional and software-defined networks (SDNs), Embrane created heleos, a multi-service, distributed software architecture for powering network services. Embrane's heleos-powered load balancers and firewall/VPNs can be provisioned in seconds and scale on-demand from a single point of management.

Also read: 

Software Defined Networking (SDN) Basics / 101
SDN Acquisitions

6. Pica8
Website: www.pica8.com

Pica8™ is fulfilling the promise of true software-defined networking (SDN) by providing the world's first open, hardware-independent switching system. Pica8's open switches transform the data center by decoupling hardware from software. This new approach provides greater flexibility and adaptability and supports increased automation, while driving down implementation- and management-related costs of cloud and virtualized applications.

7. Intune Networks
Website: www.intunenetworks.com

Intune can uniquely extend SDN across the metro network by abstracting it into a 'giant' local area switch. Intune’s distributed switch architecture transforms multiple switching and transport elements into a single 'local' switch, with ports hundreds of miles apart.

The entire network can then be controlled,  via an open control protocol interface, as a single switching element. Or, for SDN's implemented with virtual switches at the network edge, it can provide them with a full-mesh of non-blocking connectivity  - just as they expect from local switches in the data centre.

8. Insieme Network
Website: www.insiemenetworks.com

Insieme Networks is founded by an exceptionally talented and experienced team with a track record of delivering products that power the networks of the Enterprise, Commercial, Service Provider, and Public Sector customers worldwide.

This team is now working on emerging technologies that will ultimately lead to the network of the future in the Data Center and  Cloud environments. Cisco Systems is an investor in Insieme Networks.


9. Versa Networks
Website: www.versa-networks.com

Versa Networks has pledged to transform the multibillion dollar network infrastructure market. Along with a select group of customers, we are in the process of building a revolutionary architecture that would leverage virtualization and distributed systems technology to redefine the economics of unfolding networks. Our goal is to forever change the network infrastructure segment.

10. Vello Systems
Website: www.vellosystems.com

Vello Systems is a privately held Silicon Valley company pioneering in the field of software-defined networking through its VellOS network operating system and Data Center Gateway (DCG) product platform.

The Vello DCG platform simplifies data center server and storage infrastructure internetworking, and delivers optimized solutions for latency sensitive applications such as content delivery, storage replication, big data connections and cloud services.


11. Midokura
Website: www.midokura.com



Midokura provides layer 2 - 7 distributed virtual networking services for OpenStack based public or private clouds. Midokura's Midonet is an advanced Software Defined Networking solution (SDN) that uncouples your cloud from your network hardware, creating an intelligent software abstraction layer between your end hosts and your physical network. This truly virtualized network enables your enterprise to realize the full benefits of your investment in the cloud:

Also read: 

Software Defined Networking (SDN) Basics / 101
SDN Acquisitions




2 comments:

  1. Midokura is another great SDN start-up you should check out.

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