25 Software-Defined Networking Players To Know

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Not much is yet known about Pertino, except that it was founded in 2011 by a team of networking and security veterans, including former Packeteer CEO Craig Elliott, and in early April it locked up $8.85 million in venture capital funding. Is the next buzz-bin SDN player about to emerge from this star-studded group?

“Software-defined networking is poised to modernize data center networks but is not optimized to address the breadth of cost, complexity and security challenges across the entire business network,” described Matt Howard, General Partner at Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), a Pertino investor. “Pertino Networks’ software-driven approach leverages virtualization, social networking concepts, and the transformative capabilities of the cloud to revolutionize and ‘consumerize’ networking business-wide and beyond.”


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