Emerging Vendors 2013: Networking And VoIP


Pica8

San Jose, Calif.

Top Executive: James Liao, Co-Founder & CEO

Pica8 calls its approach to software-defined networking an "open SDN reference architecture" -- essentially a blueprint for cloud providers to combine switches with an OS and an OpenFlow controller. Pica8 was spun out of server vendor Quanta a year-and-a-half ago, and offers a virtualized network switch built with merchant silicon.