Red Hot In Networking
Cloud, analytics, visibility and intuitive, intent-based networking efforts helped startups make a significant impact on the networking market in the first half of the year.
For many of these vendors, the aim is simply to make networking easier, to bring more agility to customers' networks while helping those customers make sense of the data that flows through their networks at ever-increasing speed.
While some of the companies on this list are banking on partnerships with industry heavyweights like Cisco Systems, others see an opportunity to compete head-to-head with Cisco in hot new markets like SD-WAN. What they have in common is a desire to disrupt a market going through a period of sweeping and fast-paced change.
Here are the 10 hottest networking startups of 2018 so far.
(For more on the biggest news of 2018, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")