CEO: Stuart Berman
February saw storage networking startup Jeda Networks come out of stealth mode with new overlay technology for software-defined networks it said brings networked storage to converged infrastructures without the need for Ethernet switches. Jeda Networks' technology takes a pure software approach to storage networking by abstracting the primary services of a storage network from the underlying physical hardware to reduce the cost and complexity of storage in virtualized and cloud environments. Its technology virtualizes a physical storage network into a software overlay using the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol that talks to industry-standard networks, as well as scales for users from SMBs to cloud providers. All a solution provider needs is a 10-GbE switch from any qualified vendor, with no other specialized hardware or software required, the company said. One of Jeda Networks' target markets will be converged infrastructure OEMs as well as other storage vendors.