13 SDN Startups To Keep An Eye On In 2013


Cyan

CEO: Mark Floyd

Cyan has been around longer than most of the SDN startups on this list, but it's attracted new attention thanks to its focus on bringing SDN technologies to the telecom/service provider space. Founded in 2006 to provide optical networking equipment for telecoms, Cyan in November released Blue Planet: controller software that can, according to the company, work with any vendor's switches and infrastructure as well as APIs for connecting Cyan's controller software to network hardware.