The 10 Coolest Networking Startups Of 2014 (So Far)


CloudGenix

CEO: Kumar Ramachandran

CloudGenix emerged out of stealth this April, fresh off a $9 million round of funding. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company, led by former Cisco executive Kumar Ramachandran, is looking to extend the benefits of SDN beyond the data center and into WANs with its Software-Defined Enterprise WAN (SDEwan) solution.

According to CloudGenix, IT can leverage its SDEwan solution to manage an enterprise WAN as a single, virtual pool of sources, while binding application and business policies dynamically to the network. CloudGenix already has some big customer wins, including Columbia Sportswear and the Coca-Cola Company. The company competes with fellow WAN virtualization startup Viptela.