ONUG Spring 2016 Sponsors
Agema Next Generation Networking Today. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of data networking equipment, we bring you years of experience in delivering the highest quality, and highest performance products that are being deployed in some of the world’s largest networks including mega data centers today.
Agema Systems is the next generation of open platform high performance Ethernet switching. Our products are among the industry’s best. Our Ethernet switches are available in bare metal, or can be preloaded from our factory with a 3rd party Network Operating Systems (NOS).
AppViewX is a global leader in management, automation, and orchestration, helping enterprises accelerate application delivery. Its Application Services Platform is the most advanced and extensible IT tool for deploying best-in-class and open source L2 ‒ L7 services in traditional and greenfield data centers. The world’s largest businesses and consumer brands rely on AppViewX to move faster, eliminate errors, and reduce costs. For more information, visit www.appviewx.com.
Apstra is redefining how data center networks are built and operated. Apstra has developed the first and only vendor-agnostic, intent-driven distributed operating system with closed loop telemetry to deliver visibility and agility and make the network an asset in accomplishing a company’s business goals. Apstra was founded by Mansour Karam, David Cheriton, and Sasha Ratkovic, experts in networking, distributed systems, and intent-based abstraction architectures. The company is based in Menlo Park and is privately funded. To learn more about the Apstra Operating System Architecture visit us at www.Apstra.com or follow us @ApstraInc
Avi Networks gives you public-cloud-like flexibility for application services beyond load balancing including analytics, predictive autoscaling, micro-segmentation, and self-service IT in any private or public cloud. Unlike legacy ADCs which are static, and cause overprovisioning and overspending, the Avi Vantage Platform delivers agile, software defined application services that mirrors next generation data center architectures. The Avi Vantage architecture provides a centrally managed, dynamic service fabric on commodity x86 servers, VMs, or containers, to deliver granular services close to individual applications. For more information visit www.avinetworks.com or follow us on twitter @.
Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale data center networking technologies to a broader audience. The company is taking three key hyperscale technologies — OEM/ODM bare metal and open Ethernet switch hardware, sophisticated SDN control software, and core-and-pod data center designs — and leveraging them in fit-for-purpose products designed for use in enterprises, cloud providers and service providers. The company’s Big Tap Monitoring Fabric is an entry level solution to monitor existing networks, and the flagship Big Cloud Fabric is the industry’s most advanced bare metal switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data and VDI. For additional information, email email@example.com, follow @bigswitch or visit www.bigswitch.com.
Cisco designs and sells products, provides services, and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world. We are focused on helping our customers use IT to enable, differentiate, or fundamentally define their business strategy and drive growth, improve productivity, reduce costs, mitigate risk, and gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly digital world.
Learn more at www.cisco.com
Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN provides a complete enterprise solution for transitioning to a software defined WAN, which enables IT to: (1) Maintain optimal performance of mission critical apps even during network link failure. (2) Expand WAN capacity at lower-costs, while maintaining MPLS-level quality and reliability. (3) Support cloud migration with integrated enterprise-level security to protect company data; and (4) Improve virtual desktop performance to branch-office and mobile users, while accelerating traditional enterprise applications. Learn more at citrix.com/sdwan.
CloudGenix is the software-defined WAN leader, revolutionizing networking by transforming legacy WANs into a radically simplified, secure, application-defined fabric and virtualizing heterogeneous underlying transports into a unified hybrid WAN. CloudGenix controls network application performance based upon application-performance SLAs and business priority. CloudGenix ION radically simplifies how WANs are designed and managed, enabling customers to build “Networks without Networking” and achieve more than twice the performance at less than half the cost – leading to a much faster time-to-value once deployed – and extending datacenter-class security to the network edge. Visit www.cloudgenix.com
Complete Communications specializes in developing the carrier architecture, building the ROI and project managing the carrier installation for an SDWAN deployment. When implementing an SDWAN solution, it can be challenging to know who the best providers are for your network on a global basis. Complete Communications can provide expertise when determining what your underlying carrier network should look like to leverage the best connectivity at the most aggressive price. Don’t waste time trying to determine who the best carrier from a speed, price, performance, and diversity is. Let Complete Communications, with their proprietary tools and team of experts, help navigate your global connectivity needs.
Complete Communications also has several managed Cisco IWANaaS and MerakiaaS solutions that make deployment and ongoing maintenance minimal. Complete Communications can show your organization how our project management specialist easily manages SDWAN deployments and our services are free to the customer. Zero risk, and we will do the heavy lifting, come see why you can’t afford not to talk with Complete. Complete can help your organization realize 40%-60%/months savings! WWW.Completecommunications.com
Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband. Cradlepoint NetCloud is a software and services platform that extends the company’s 4G LTE-enabled multi-function routers and ruggedized M2M/IoT gateways with cloud-based management and software-defined network services. With Cradlepoint, customers can leverage the speed and economics of wired and wireless Internet broadband for branch, failover, mobile, and IoT networks while maintaining end-to-end visibility, security, and control. Over 15,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world—including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and 25 of the largest U.S. cities—rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical sites, workforces, vehicles, and devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use Cradlepoint network solutions as the foundation for innovative managed service offerings. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with development centers in Silicon Valley and Kelowna, Canada, and offices in the UK, Australia, and Japan. Learn more at cradlepoint.com
Cybera is a leading provider of secure, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) to many of the world’s top enterprises with over 1,200 customers, billions of mission-critical transactions and tens of thousands of deployed locations. The company provides a simple solution to the growing complexity that distributed enterprises face at remote locations by uniquely automating application centric security and performance in a network function virtualization (NFV) cloud that maximizes customer choice through interoperable, best-of-breed vendors and integrated services that accelerate time-to-market.
By virtualizing security functions (VNFs) in the very fabric of the network, Cybera offers advanced enterprise-grade security for any location, no matter how remote. The company has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor and recognized by Inc5000 as one of America’s fastest growing private companies. Investors include Sumeru Equity Partners, a Silicon Valley based spin out of Silver Lake. For more information, visit www.cybera.com or follow @CyberaInc on Twitter.
FatPipe® Networks invented the concept of a hybrid, software defined wide area networking that allows companies to control their WAN traffic. FatPipe currently has 11 U.S. patents and over 180 technology claims related to multipath, software defined networking. FatPipe’s patented MPSec technology which has been deployed in over several thousand customer sites across 6 continents and provides the world’s best intra-corporate wide area network solutions that transcend Internet and other network failures to maintain business continuity and high transmission security. FatPipe has offices in the United States and around the world, with over 700 resellers worldwide.
Founded by a team of PhDs who helped pioneer SDN at Stanford University, Forward Networks gives enterprises a revolutionary new method for network visibility, verification, and change management. Designed to help network teams eliminate costly device failures and data center outages, the Forward Networks platform enables engineers and operators to easily visualize and search complex networks, quickly debug problems, verify policy correctness at scale, and predict network behavior prior to making changes to production equipment — be it for legacy, SDN, or hybrid environments.
Glue Networks provides zero touch deployment, automation, network aware orchestration and life cycle management for WANs. Gluware® enables companies to deploy best practices for SD-WAN architectures leveraging their existing network hardware, as well as adding customized flexibility to any environment. Gluware automates the underlying infrastructure enabling current and future networks to be agile and feature rich while evolving to meet new business requirements. Furthermore, with Gluware® companies are assured and can trust that the network endpoints will always be in their desired configuration state. Gluware is available through Glue Networks, our partners and on the Cisco GPL. www.GlueNetworks.com
HP is delivering the industry’s most complete software-defined networking solution that increases agility through network programmability and reduces complexity by eliminating human middleware. HP Virtual Application Networks aligns the network with business requirements to provide increased business value enabling trends such as cloud computing and mobility. Visit: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/networking.html
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by responsible operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, we have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing. Our ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. With more than 170,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World.
NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT), is a leading provider of business assurance – a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions. NetScout’s software analytics capture and transform terabytes of high-quality network traffic data in real time into high-value, actionable information that enables our customers to:
- Optimize network performance
- Manage applications including unified communication and collaboration
- Enhance security
- Gain insight into the end-user experience
With its July 2015 acquisition of Danaher’s Communications Group, NetScout combined market leaders in Enterprise, Service Provider and Cybersecurity (DDoS) solutions. In acquiring Tektronix Communications, Arbor Networks and parts of the Fluke Networks businesses, as well as VSS Monitoring, this NetScout purchase enabled a broader range of innovative solutions across Enterprise and Service Provider ranging from
- Handheld network and WiFi monitors to datacenter scale probes with patented ASI technology,
- A complete line packet broker switches in support of security and performance monitoring use cases,
- Service provider scales DDOS mitigation and threat analytics,
- To big data analytic solutions for IP intelligence.
NetrScout has $1B+ Revenue, employs 3,200 technology professionals in 32 offices located in 27 countries. It also boasts 20,000+ customers in 75+ countries, 165+ service providers in 48 countries, and 740,000+ monitored network segments.
NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT i³ ) is the Silicon Valley-based innovation center for NTT Group, one of the world’s largest ICT companies. NTT i³ works with enterprise companies interested in investigating new approaches to evolving into technology-first, digitally-driven businesses. Likewise, NTT i³ partners with early stage digitally-native businesses looking to expand their presence.
To accelerate the movement of innovation from idea to marketplace implementation, NTT i³ combines its access to the significant global resources, investment fund, research knowledge, and trusted customer relationships of NTT Global with its own startup expertise and deep enterprise relationships.
Nuage Networks strikes at the heart of the cloud networking challenge: Choreographing datacenter and wide-area networks to maximize responsiveness, utilization, and visibility. Nuage Networks delivers a highly programmable infrastructure that bridges the gap between the application-centric view and the equally important network-centric view, realizing the full power of software-defined networking (SDN). The Nuage Networks solution combines groundbreaking SDN and virtualization techniques with unmatched networking expertise to deliver a massively scalable solution that consistently spans datacenters and remote locations so that enterprise IT can respond instantly and securely to the demands of users and applications anywhere.
With over 30 years of experience, OSI Hardware is an industry leader in providing pre-owned and new network hardware solutions. We take pride in our extraordinary service and we guarantee that we can help build you an efficient and reliable network for less.
Pluribus Networks delivers the industry’s first and only bare-metal, distributed network hypervisor operating system, Netvisor, for the convergence of compute, network, storage and virtualization, based on open compute and open networking technologies, and enabling a new class of highly-programmable network-aware applications and services.
Key use cases supported by our architecture include a scalable and reliable approach to SDN which we call Software Defined Fabric switching, Cloud Control leveraging OpenStack, advanced analytics eliminating the need for separate visibility fabrics, and acting as an L4-7 converged services platform supporting customer developed applications as well as off-the-shelf virtualized appliances and NFV.
The Pluribus Freedom architecture allows cloud operators and enterprises to better support application performance SLAs while reducing OPEX and CAPEX and accelerating service deployment velocity. We have OEM relationships with TIBCO, Super Micro, and Arrow as well as technology partners that include Oracle and Red Hat. Our F-Series Network Computing Appliances and E-Series Server-Switches are deployed in over 30 countries.
Riverbed, at more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for the hybrid enterprise to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance. Riverbed enables hybrid enterprises to transform application performance into a competitive advantage by maximizing employee productivity and leveraging IT to create new forms of operational agility. Riverbed’s 27,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.
Silver Peak is the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions. Silver Peak offers a complete range of best-in-class hardware, software and cloud-based SD-WAN solutions that provide secure and reliable virtual overlays to connect users to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport without compromising application performance. This results in greater business agility and lower costs. More than 2,000 globally distributed enterprises have deployed Silver Peak broadband and hybrid WAN solutions across more than 75 countries. Learn more at www.silver-peak.com
ThousandEyes is a Network Intelligence platform that delivers visibility into every network an organization relies on, enabling them to optimize and improve application delivery, end-user experience and ongoing infrastructure investments. Leading companies such as Equinix, ServiceNow and Twitter, as well as eBay and other members of the Fortune 500, use ThousandEyes to improve performance and availability of their business-critical applications. ThousandEyes is backed by Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, Tenaya Capital and GV (formerly Google Ventures), and has headquarters in San Francisco, CA. For more info, visit https://www.thousandeyes.com or follow us on Twitter at @ThousandEyes
VeloCloud, the cloud-delivered SD-WAN company, simplifies branch WAN networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today’s increasingly distributed enterprises. VeloCloud was the winner of this year’s Best Startup of Interop Award and IT World Startup of the Year Award, and is also a Red Herring North America Top 100 company. VeloCloud is the first to provide all three elements needed to achieve a cloud-delivered SD-WAN: a cloud network for enterprise-grade connection to cloud and enterprise applications; software-defined control and automation; and virtual services delivery. For more information, visit www.velocloud.com and follow the company on Twitter @VeloCloud.
Veriflow is the first company to use formal verification to eliminate network outages and breaches due to complexity, change, and human factors. The company was created by a team of computer science professors and Ph.D. students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Menlo Ventures, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California. To learn more, visit veriflow.net and follow us on Twitter @veriflowsystems.
Despite the challenges of today’s rapidly changing environments, the right technologies can help businesses and governments drive growth and performance, improve the customer experience, and manage risk. Our global networks, technology platforms and innovative products and solutions work together to give digital enterprises a competitive advantage.
Founded by industry veterans, Versa Networks is the leader in virtualized network functions and services. Versa Networks visionary approach provides unmatched flexibility, agility and efficiency without the need to install expensive, proprietary equipment. While still in stealth, Versa Networks solutions allow customers to transform the data center and network edge to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa Networks is backed by premier venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital and Mayfield Fund.
Viptela provides Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology that virtualizes WAN infrastructure. The platform allows global companies to build carrier agnostic, policy-controlled and cost-effective WANs. Viptela has been deployed at thousands of sites by more than 25 Fortune-500 enterprises; and major carriers including Verizon and Singtel are using Viptela to deliver managed SD-WAN services. The company has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor and a Next Billion Dollar Startup by Forbes. Viptela is backed by Sequoia Capital and headquartered in San Jose, CA.
VMware NSX provides the network and security virtualization component of a Software-Defined Data Center approach and is the industry’s leading network virtualization platform. NSX transforms the traditional operational model of networking by decoupling network provisioning and management from network hardware, allowing networks to be created in software. NSX enables data centers to achieve orders of magnitude better agility, security and operational efficiency.