10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2013


PernixData

CEO: Poojan Kumar

Former VMware and Oracle technology veterans got together to form PernixData, a startup that allows the flash storage and SSDs across multiple servers to act as a high-performance storage cluster for virtual environments.

"We're solving a very tangible problem in both enterprises and SMBs: As their environments go virtual, their back-end infrastructure is not keeping up," Poojan Kumar, PernixData CEO, told CRN in August.

PernixData in May closed a $20 million Series B funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and existing investor Lightspeed Venture Partners.