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  • 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.

  • Avi Networks is the Cloud Application Delivery Company. The Avi Networks Cloud Application Delivery Platform (CADP) brings the benefits of hyperscale application delivery to enterprises at any scale. With a unique analytics-driven and distributed application delivery architecture – HYDRA™, the Avi Networks solution guarantees end-user application experience for on-premise and cloud-based applications. The company’s founding team has previously delivered products that today run in over 80% of the world’s data centers. Avi Networks is backed by Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Menlo Ventures. Please visit us at http://www.avinetworks.com or follow us on twitter @avinetworks

  • 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

  • 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 info@bigswitch.com, follow @bigswitch or visit www.bigswitch.com.

  • 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

  • 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.

    You can also follow @f5networks and on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

  • 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.

  • Metaswitch is powering the transformation of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric future. The company develops openly programmable solutions that run on standard hardware or in virtualized environments and act as the key control points in elastic voice, video and data networks. In its 30-year history, Metaswitch has helped hundreds of service providers worldwide advance their infrastructures, retain their customers, extend their brands and reduce their costs through every major network transformation. For more information, please visit: http://www.metaswitch.com.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O software and hardware that accelerate, monitor and secure network data. With over 1,400 customers worldwide, the company’s solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as electronic trading, high performance computing, cloud, CDN, virtualization and big data. Solarflare’s products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell, HP and IBM. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK and New Delhi, India.

  • 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, visit www.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.

  • VMware is the industry-leading virtualization software company. VMware pioneers the use of virtualization and automation technologies to radically simplify IT infrastructure across the entire data center to the virtual workspace. We deliver value and simplicity to customers through a combination of innovation and investment in a robust technology ecosystem that drives interoperability and choice. www.vmware.com