ONUG Fall 2015 Sponsors
Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET) was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance, with over 2000 customers and more than two million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista’s platform is EOS, an advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.
Avni is an early stage Silicon Valley startup founded by employees from top Networking, Cloud and Virtualization companies. Avni helps organizations realize their Private, Public or Hybrid Cloud strategy by transforming their Data Centers to Software Defined Clouds. Avni’s solution allows businesses to deploy Applications and Network Services at Cloud Speed, deliver at Cloud Scale and continuously optimize to realize Cloud Economics.
To transform your Enterprise today, visit http://www.avni.io
Brocade® networking solutions help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. Open Ethernet and storage networking solutions for data center, campus, and service provider networks reduce complexity and cost while enabling virtualization and cloud computing.
By delivering highly flexible and cloud-optimized networking solutions, Brocade helps organizations increase the agility and efficiency of their IT infrastructures. These robust, open solutions are specifically built for Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and Ethernet fabrics.
To help ensure a best-in-class solution, Brocade partners with world-class IT companies. (www.brocade.com)
Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Next-generation IT requires uniting networking, computing, management, security and storage – all while focusing on the applications and the infrastructure requirements. With its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) that spans the data center and the network, Cisco can help organizations reduce complexity and automate resource management. Cisco ACI has a rich open ecosystem and is committed to open networking standards and initiatives. More information can be found at www.cisco.com/go/ciscoaci.
CloudGenix virtualizes WANs and securely connects users and hybrid applications, while radically reducing remote office infrastructure and WAN costs. By providing a business-intent based policy framework, CloudGenix enables rapid deployment of new bandwidth-intensive, and cloud-based applications to remote offices, while maintaining compliance. CloudGenix’s software-defined approach eliminates the traditional complexity of networking and enables IT to focus its resources on the innovation that drives business growth. Visit www.cloudgenix.com
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.
F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.
Gigamon® provides an intelligent Visibility Fabric™ architecture to enable the management of increasingly complex networks. Through patented technologies, centralized management and a portfolio of high availability and high-density fabric nodes, network traffic is intelligently delivered to the appropriate management, monitoring and security systems.
Glue Networks brings agility and network automation to the configuration and management of a branch WAN. The Gluware™ Intelligent Orchestration Engine enables companies to leverage their existing WAN investments, provide greater flexibility and higher performance, and dramatically increase a company’s ability to respond to change. Gluware is integrated with the Cisco APIC Enterprise Module enabling customers to quickly deploy intelligent, agile networks that are responsive at the application tier. Glue Networks has been shipping product since 2008 and was selected as a Gartner 2013 Cool Vendor. Gluware is generally available through Glue Networks and available on the Cisco General Price List(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 Networksaligns the network with business requirements to provide increased business value enabling trends such as cloud computing and mobility.
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading provider of IT, network and communications solutions and services. NEC is a pioneer in OpenFlow-based SDN solutions. The NEC ProgrammableFlow® Networking Suite was the first commercially available OpenFlow-based enterprise-class SDN solution, enabling end-to-end network virtualization. ProgrammableFlow allows customers to easily deploy, control, monitor, and manage multi-tenant network infrastructure. It provides a true network fabric, supporting both physical and virtual networks. The comprehensive ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite includes an award-winning SDN controller, an integrated network monitor, physical and virtual switches, and a new SDN Application Center. For more information, visit www.necam.com/sdn
NetBrain Technologies is the inventor of the industry’s first Visual Network Operations Platform, leveraging Dynamic Network Mapping Technology. Large Enterprises, Managed Service Providers, and Network Consultants rely on NetBrain to automate network documentation and troubleshooting diagnosis, enabling network teams to manage their complex networks effectively. NetBrain’s unique dynamic maps are created instantly, updated automatically, and serve as the single pane of glass for network operations and management. Since NetBrain was founded in 2004, our vision has been to make network management visual while applying automation to reduce the burden on the command line interface.
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.
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.
Project Calico’s pure Layer 3 approach to data center networking integrates seamlessly with cloud orchestration systems, such as OpenStack, to enable highly secure IP communication between virtual machines, containers, or bare metal workloads. Based on the same scalable IP network principles as the Internet, Calico implements a highly efficient, orchestrated vRouter in each compute node that leverages the existing Linux kernel forwarding engine without the need for vSwitches. Project Calico is sponsored by Metaswitch Networks. Learn more at www.projectcalico.org and www.metaswitch.com.
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 25,000+ customers include 97% of both the Fortune 100 and the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com
Silver Peak helps enterprises and service providers flexibly and securely connect users to applications via the most cost-effective source of connectivity available. With Silver Peak’s WAN solutions, customers can augment or replace MPLS networks with secure Internet connectivity (often referred to as an SD-WAN), while dramatically reducing WAN costs and complexity. Customers benefit from unprecedented levels of visibility, control and security over all traffic traversing the WAN, while improving application and network performance. With Silver Peak, sites can be rapidly and non-disruptively extended, moved, or changed as business demands evolve. Learn more at www.silver-peak.com.
Talari offers businesses a better way to WAN by bringing intelligence to the network, creating a THINKING WAN, that micro-manages capacity, quality and performance in real-time, packet-by-packet so the network just works and IT is finally set free to innovate elsewhere. Talari’s patented technology enables hybrid WANs to support the growing demands of mission-critical applications without compromising quality or increasing MPLS spend so the business can run at full speed with no interruptions. To learn more about Talari, and how its hundreds of customers are taking advantage of SD-WAN to optimize their business, visit www.talari.com.
Based in Mountain View, Calif., vArmour is a security company focused on securing the data-defined perimeter of enterprises in the new reality of constant threats and security breaches. We provide our customers and partners visibility, control and threat defense for their agile data center to secure their most important asset: their data. Executives from NetScreen, Juniper Networks, Silver Tail Systems, Citrix, Riverbed and IBM lead the company. Learn more at www.varmour.com.
VeloCloud, a cloud networking services company, simplifies hybrid WAN networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today’s increasingly distributed enterprises. VeloCloud is the first to provide all three elements needed to achieve a Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN: cloud networking, virtualized services and enterprise-grade Internet. VeloCloud has its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., with a development center in Chennai, India. For more information, visitwww.velocloud.com and follow the company on Twitter @VeloCloud.
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.
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SDxCentral is the leading centralized source of news and resources covering Software-Defined Everything (SDx), SDN, NFV, cloud and virtualization infrastructure. These new technologies and approaches have the potential to drastically change the way infrastructure is designed, built, purchased and consumed.. With players in the field starving for information to help them determine how or whether SDx can benefit them, we are a community devoted to sharing information, connecting people, and developing the next generation of networking.
SearchSDN.com is dedicated to serving the information needs of organizations which have implemented, or are planning to transition to, software-defined networking. The site spans software-defined networking transition, SDN standards, management and challenges, with articles, tips, tutorials and other editorial resources. IT and business professionals will find unbiased information across SDN topics including technology strategy, vendor selection and management, implementation and standards considerations, deployment strategies, and more. Subscribe to SearchSDN.com E-Newsletters to receive updates via email.
Tech Field Day brings together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. Independent bloggers, freelance writers, and podcasters have a public presence that has immense influence on the ways that products and companies are perceived and by IT practitioners. The world of media has changed, with social media and blogging gaining special importance. Tech Field Day is an opportunity for tech companies and independent writers to meet, update and discuss products and form new communications. We provide a valuable forum for engagement, education, hands-on experience, and feedback for vendors
The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley is Where Telecom Meets Innovation. We connect the companies who are building communication networks, with the people and ideas that are creating it – by putting those companies, research, ideas, capital, and human expertise from across the globe together in the same room. Last year, The Telecom Council connected over 2,000 executives from 1,000 telecom companies and 50+ fixed and wireless carriers across 40 meeting topics. By joining, speaking, sponsoring, or simply participating in a meeting, there are many ways telecom companies of any size can use the Telecom Council network. For more information visit www.telecomcouncil.com.
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Moor Insights & Strategy is a unique technology industry analyst and disruptive strategy firm dedicated to advising, researching, problem-solving, and communicating at the ecosystem intersections inside and between the client, infrastructure and content. Ecosystems include the hardware, software, content, and services required to deliver a holistic solution.
Recognized by clients, the media, and analyst peers as experts in software defined products, server architecture, networking, datacenters, hyperscale architectures, and the Internet of Things, Moor Insights & Strategy brings executive experience in marketing, research, strategy, and product management to help clients solve their most difficult problems.