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The 10 Hottest Networking Startup Companies Of 2021

Gina Narcisi

With hybrid cloud, edge networking, and SASE top of mind in 2021, here are 10 enterprise networking upstarts that made their mark during a time of rapidly changing networking requirements.

Rockport Networks

Co-Founder and CEO: Doug Carwardine  

Data center networking startup Rockport Networks emerged from stealth mode in October with its new switchless network architecture that can provide customers with the performance and scalability necessary for demanding computing workloads, such as high-performance computing technologies, AI and ML. Rockport Networks says its switchless offering can deliver an average of 28 percent reduction in workload completion times under load and 3X decrease in end-to-end latency compared with traditional networks.

The Ottawa, Ontario-based company has raised a total of $18.8 million in funding over four rounds, with the latest funding round raised in 2019 from a Grant round.

 
Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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