The 10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2013 (So Far)


Pluribus Networks

CEO: Robert Drost

Pluribus Networks closed out 2012 in style with a huge round of Series C funding -- $23 million -- from Menlo Ventures as well as existing investors like New Enterprise Associates and Mohr Davidow Ventures. The company has continued to thrive this year, thanks to additional investments from China Broadband Capital that raised Pluribus' total investment to date to $44 million. The startup, which specializes in network hardware virtualization for cloud data centers, also recently teamed up with Red Hat to integrate its Netvisor Fabric-based infrastructure with Red Hat OpenStack software.