Pluribus Networks Raises $17.5 Million


Pluribus Networks has raised $17.5 million in funding, an SEC filing reveals.

According to the company’s about page, its mission is to:

- Drive 3rd Wave of Virtualization into the Ethernet Hardware Market
- Deliver virtualized switches and distributed Netvisor operating system for true network virtualization with a fully programmable fabric
- Drive the commoditization of ethernet switch market

The company’s co-founders:

Robert Drost, Ph.D., CEO: former Senior Distinguished Engineer and Director of Advanced Hardware at Sun Microsystems

Sunay Tripathi (CTO): former Senior Distinguished Engineer for Sun Microsystems, and the Chief Architect for Kernel/Network Virtualization in Core Solaris OS.

C.K. Ken Yang, Ph.D., VP of Product Engineering: a Tenured Professor of EE at UCLA (on sabbatical)

Investors are Mohr Davidow Ventures and NEA.

(Via FormDs)

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