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The 10 Coolest Networking Startups Of 2016 (So Far)

CRN takes a look at 10 of the most innovative networking startups disrupting the status quo through innovative offerings around automation, analytics, intelligent switches and more.

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Disrupting The Status Quo

A slew of networking startups emerged from stealth mode this year with leaders hailing from Cisco Systems, Arista Networks, Acme Packet, Big Switch Networks, Texas Instruments and Juniper Networks.

The majority of startups are striving to disrupt the networking industry with innovative offerings around automation, analytics, intelligent switches, low-energy Wi-Fi and Software-as-a-Service platforms. With software now key to innovation in the industry, network offerings in 2016 are being built around agility, speed and simplicity -- as software-defined networking and the Internet of Things are no longer simply buzzwords.

Here are 10 networking startups seeking to shake up the industry in 2016.

For more on the "coolest" of 2016, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review."

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