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.