The 10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2014

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CEO: Madhu Venugopal

Startup SocketPlane, which is still in stealth mode but announced its existence in October, is aiming to develop an open-source software-defined networking stack that works with Docker.

SocketPlane's team includes veterans from Cisco, Dell, Red Hat, HP and OpenDaylight, and it's funded by LightSpeed Venture Partners.

"We see the incredible value in the use of Linux containers evidenced by the popularity of Docker," SocketPlane CEO Madhu Venugopal said in a statement.

It might be too early to anoint SocketPlane as "cool," but given the collective knowledge of its executive team, it's definitely a startup that bears watching in 2015.

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