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Emerging Networking And Unified Communications Vendors To Know In 2019

Rick Whiting

As part of CRN's Emerging Vendors for 2019, here are nine hot networking and unified communications startups, founded in 2013 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.

NetElastic Systems

Founded: 2016

Top Executive: Weixiao Liu, CEO

NetElastic offers a high-performance virtual (software) routing platform that runs on x86 hardware. The company sells two product families based on the platform: a virtual BNG for carriers and service providers, and an SD-WAN line for enterprise IT that includes branch routers, SD-WAN hubs and a feature-rich management platform. 


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: Dom Wilde, CEO

SnapRoute provides a cloud-native network operating system that's built on a containerized, microservice architecture with built-in Kubernetes. The SnapRoute CN-NOS accelerates application deployment, offers enhanced security and compliance, simplifies operations and provides superior economics. 


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Saar Gillai, CEO

Teridion's cloud WAN service extends the benefits of cloud computing to enterprise networking with fast setup, horizontal scale, global reach and unbounded bandwidth. Teridion's network radically improves site-to-site performance and access to all SaaS applications and cloud workloads—all across regular broadband—and includes a carrier-grade SLA. 

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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