The 10 Coolest Networking Startups Of 2013


Jeda Networks

CEO: Stuart Berman

Storage networking startup Jeda Networks came out of stealth mode in February, touting a new overlay technology for software-defined networks, called the Fabric Network Controller, that it said can deliver networked storage to converged infrastructures without the need for Ethernet switches.

According to Newport Beach, Calif.-based Jeda Networks, the company takes a pure software approach to storage networking, abstracting storage network's primary services from underlying hardware to reduce the cost and complexity of storage in cloud or virtualized environments. As Jeda Networks CEO and founder Stuart Berman put it, Jeda can "virtualize the ways servers communicate with storage."