Arista Networks was founded to deliver networking solutions for large data center and high-performance computing environments. Arista delivers a portfolio of Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches that redefine network architectures, bring extensibility to networking, and dramatically change the price/performance of data center networks.
At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS™), a ground-breaking network operating system with single-image consistency across hardware platforms, and modern core architecture enabling in-service upgrades and application extensibility.

Arista's team is comprised of experienced management and engineering talent from leading networking companies. Arista designs revolutionary products in California and delivers them worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers with a strong dedication to partner and customer success.

Citrix Systems was born from the idea of unlocking applications from datacenters and employees from the office – creating new ways for people and IT to work. Today, this is the promise of virtual computing, and Citrix is at the epicenter.

It’s a powerful vision but one that hinges on having an infrastructure that delivers a lighter, simpler, more flexible IT. Organizations that employ the power of virtual computing will lower costs, gain greater agility, and harness new levels of creativity and productivity from their workforce.

More than 230,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to help them build simpler and more cost-effective IT environments enabling virtual workstyles for users and virtual datacenters for IT. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies worldwide in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1989, annual revenue in 2009 was $1.61 billion.

CloudSwitch delivers the enterprise gateway to the cloud. CloudSwitch’s innovative software appliance enables enterprises to run their applications in the right cloud computing environment—securely, simply and without changes. With CloudSwitch, applications remain tightly integrated with enterprise data center tools and policies, and can be moved easily between different cloud environments and back into the data center based on the requirements of the business.

CloudSwitch protects enterprises from the complexity, risks and potential lock-in of cloud computing, freeing them to leverage the cloud’s advantages in cost and business agility. Backed by Matrix Partners, Atlas Ventures and Commonwealth Capital Ventures, CloudSwitch is based in Burlington, MA and is led by seasoned entrepreneurs from BMC, EMC, Netezza, RSA, SolidWorks and Sun Microsystems.

Nimbula, Inc, the Cloud Operating System company, was founded by the team that developed the industry-leading Amazon EC2 public cloud service.
Nimbula delivers a new class of cloud infrastructure and services system that uniquely combines the flexibility, scalability and operational efficiencies of the public cloud with the control, security and trust of today’s most advanced data centers.
  Nimbula is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has a development team in South Africa.


OpenStack is a collection of open source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud operating system. OpenStack is currently developing two interrelated projects: OpenStack Compute and OpenStack Object Storage. OpenStack Compute is software to provision and manage large groups of virtual private servers, and OpenStack Object Storage is software for creating redundant, scalable object storage using clusters of commodity servers to store terabytes or even petabytes of data.
  Backed by Rackspace, NASA, Dell, Citrix, Cisco, Canonical and over 50 other organizations, OpenStack has grown to be a global software community of developers, technologists, researchers and corporations collaborating on a standard and massively scalable open source cloud operating system. Our mission is to enable any organization to create and offer cloud computing services running on standard hardware.

Nexenta® Systems, Inc. is the leader in open source enterprise class storage software solutions. Nexenta’s passion for breaking the chains forged by legacy storage products forms our mission statement: "Enterprise class storage for everyone".

Beginning in 2004, Alex Aizman and Dmitry Yusupov wrote the iSCSI storage stack as well as founded the Open iSCSI development community ( In 2005, they saw the opportunity to pioneer by combining components of Linux with the OpenSolaris and Open Storage codebases and founded Nexenta. As a result of being one of the earliest companies to work in this area,

Nexenta’s products were among the first open source storage products to be brought to market in mid-2008.

Nexenta’s management team has grown to include experienced veterans of name-brand storage, Open Source, Linux, networking, and infrastructure companies. This unique set of talents is propelling Nexenta to the forefront of the open storage industry.

Solarflare Communications is delivering the next level of high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE). As the leading provider of standards-compliant 10GbE server adapters and network silicon, Solarflare’s robust and power-efficient solutions are cost effective and easy to deploy.
Solarflare has leading solutions for 10G server adapters, controllers, LAN-on-Motherboard (LOM) products, and 10GBASE-T transceivers (PHYs). Solarflare server adapters are available for data center and IT managers that demand the highest performing networks. Complete 10G Ethernet solutions, including adapter cards, silicon, drivers, firmware, and management software, are available via channel and OEM partners. See How to Buy for more information.

Solarflare 10 Gigabit Ethernet solutions make possible next-generation applications such as low-latency networking for market data applications, cloud computing, server virtualization, and network convergence. With OpenOnload™, Solarflare server adapters deliver sub-5 microsecond latency with no need to change existing applications. Solarflare solutions feature unmatched performance and scalability. The company's products also lead the market in power efficiency, enabling a new class of Energy Star™ rated networking products for green data centers.


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