25 Software-Defined Networking Players To Know


Pica8

Pica8 is a two-year old startup that in January 2012 was spun out of server vendor Quanta. Its wow-er is a virtualized switch that it says can handle the workloads of comparable Cisco switches for about an eighth of the price. It builds physical switches using merchant silicon -- as opposed to ASICs -- but the ultimate goal, according to interviews Pica8 executives have given with a range of publications, is to offer open software that sits on those switches.