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The 10 Hottest Networking Startups Of 2021 (So Far)

Gina Narcisi

With hybrid cloud and edge networking top of mind, here are 10 enterprise networking upstarts MSPs should know about that are making their mark on 2021 so far.

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If the last year and a half has taught the IT industry anything, it’s that hybrid cloud solutions and flexible buying options are no longer nice-to-haves, they’re a must for the majority of businesses, from the largest global enterprises to the smallest mom-and-pop shops.

Edge networking is also on the rise like never before. That’s because enterprise networks have seen grappling with brand-new traffic and usage patterns from teleworking. Not to mention all the new use cases emerging as healthcare facilities and schools required connectivity in parking lots, and retail businesses building out curbside services. It almost goes without saying that the cloud continues to rise in popularity, especially as solution providers help their customers gear up for the new normal and future networking requirements. This landscape is really paving the way for newcomers to jump onto the scene with their fresh take on subscription-based networking services and private next-generation wireless and cellular connectivity options.

From those specializing in automation and managed services, to connectivity and 5G, here are 10 of the hottest enterprise networking startups of 2021…so far.

For more of the biggest startups, products and news stories of 2021 so far, click here.

 
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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