10 Hot Networking Startups In 2012

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Pertino Networks

HQ: Cupertino, Calif.

We try not to highlight companies that are so early-stage they're just starting to get whispers, but the early buzz on Pertino Networks, an SDN startup that confirmed $8.85 million in funding in April, is quite strong. Craig Elliott, the former CEO of Packeteer and one-time international general manager of Apple's internet and online services business, is in charge as CEO, but the company is also managed by a number of Blue Coat and Juniper alumni and has big-name investors such as Stratacom CEO Steve Campbell and former Apple and Sun Microsystems CFO Joe Graziano.


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