The 10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2013 (So Far)


PernixData

CEO: Poojan Kumar

Founded by former VMware and Oracle technology veterans, PernixData has a simple plan: virtualize all server-side Flash memory through a software-defined storage platform called FVP (Flash Virtualization Platform). PernixData recently closed a whopping $20 million round of Series B financing from such participants as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as well as existing investors like Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company said it plans to use the funding to expand sales and marketing on a global scale as well as future R&D investments.