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Emerging Data Center And System Vendors To Know In 2022

Rick Whiting

Data centers, and the servers and processors that power them, remain the heart of many IT environments. Here are 10 startups solution providers should know who are developing leading-edge technologies in data center infrastructure, servers and processors.

Xsight Labs

Founded: 2017

Top Executive: Guy Koren, Co-Founder and CEO

Xsight Labs plans to upend the data center switch market with a super-fast, programmable switch the company said can meet the power and performance demands of cloud, high-performance computing and AI applications while also providing a flexible and scalable architecture.

Xsight Labs is currently sampling its X1 product, which the company says is the industry’s first 25.6 terabits per second and 12.8 terabits per second data center switch with 100G SerDes (serializer/deserializer). The company says the X1 is also the industry’s lowest power, fully programmable data center switch to operate at those speeds.

The Kiryat Gat, Israel-based company exited stealth in late 2020 and closed a Series D round of funding in March 2021.




Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at

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