Sunday, June 19, 2011

Nicira Develops Hypervisor for OpenFlow

Nicira, a start-up based in Palo Alto, California, is developing an OpenFlow network hypervisor that "virtualizes the network, like VMware did for servers."

Nicira has raised funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners and NEA as well as Diane Greene and Andy Rachleff.

Nicira was founded by Dr. Martin Casado, who previously co-founded Illuminics Systems, an IP analytics company, which was acquired by QuovaThe company is headed by Steve Mullaney, who previously was at Palo Alto Networks, Blue Coat, Force10, Cisco, Growth Networks, ShoreTel, Bay Networks and SynOptics.

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