Eye On IPO: 10 Networking And Infrastructure Companies To Watch


A10 Networks

Eight-year-old A10 came off 2011 with some of its strongest-ever industry notices, including the growing admiration of application delivery-focused channel partners, and the rank of No. 54 on Inc. 500's annual ranking of the country's fastest growing private companies, reporting about $55.1 million in revenue for 2010.

The ADC market is a crowded space -- F5, which crossed the $1 billion revenue mark this year, is the king of the mountain -- but it's also an expanding market, and one expected to be that much more relevant for cloud- and data center-focused VARs this year than ever before. A10 CEO Lee Chen told ITPro UK last summer that he would not sell the company, and that an IPO is in the pipeline, possibly within two years.