ONUG Spring 2016 Sponsors
Users have been vocal that networks need to improve agility, reduce costs, and avoid downtime. Apstra developed a vendor agnostic solution to automate the data center network and make the network an asset in accomplishing a company’s business goals. Apstra was founded by experts in networking and distributed systems. www.apstra.com @ApstraInc
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 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 cisco.com/go/aci
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
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.
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 helps enterprises and service providers flexibly and securely connect users to applications via the most cost-effective source of connectivity available. Silver Peak customers can quickly migrate to an enterprise-grade WAN that leverages the Internet (often referred to as SD-WAN), while dramatically improving application performance and lowering networking costs. Learn more at www.silver-peak.com.
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.
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.