CEO: Larry Lang
SDN startup PLUMgrid made waves this year with a slew of new solutions along with the hiring of industry veteran Larry Lang as its new CEO. Lang, who previously served as vice president and general manager of Cisco's mobile Internet business and was the CEO of Quorum, helped launch the company's new OpenStack Networking Suite (ONS) 4.0 in October that enables secure and scalable SDN and NFV infrastructure for OpenStack clouds.
The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company in 2015 also built a stronger technology partnership with Rackspace with the unveiling in November that PLUMgrid's ONS is now integrated with Rackspace Private Cloud to deliver micro-segmentation for OpenStack clouds. Plumgrid also launched its new cloud network visualization platform, CloudApex, which displays the real-time status of both physical and virtual resources in OpenStack clouds.