10 Next-Gen Networking Startups Ripe For The Plucking

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CEO: Tatsuya Kato

Proof that SDN innovators aren't grown exclusively in North America, Midokura is a Japanese company with plenty of early good notices. The company's emerging strategy seems to center on Layer 2-7 distributed virtual networking for OpenStack-based environments, and it has pulled in about $6 million from various investors, including Japan-based VCs. The product most of Midokura's observers have focused on thus far is called MidoNet, a software platform capable of creating virtual switches, firewalls and other pieces of software-based network infrastructure without the need to change or adjust the physical network.


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