The Coolest Networking Startups
Making the network more intelligent is at the heart of some of the most innovative networking startups in 2017, with a focus on software, automation, and applications. This year saw intent-based networking jump into the mainstream spot. IT research firm Gartner said intent-based networking could be the "next big thing" in the industry as it promises to improve network availability and agility while providing intelligence and lifecycle management software for infrastructure.
Many of the startups on this list are led by executives with years of experience working at the likes of Cisco and Google, hoping to disrupt an industry going through a massive transformation. Here are the ten coolest networking startups making waves in 2017.
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