The Structure 50: The Top 50 Cloud Innovators


Founded 2007
Investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Diane Greene, Andy Rachleff.
Structure50 Topic Networking
Description Nicira is still somewhat stealthy, but is trying to provide virtualized networking software to help make the underlying networking layer more agile.
GigaOM’s Take Networking has to change, and several startups — as well as large vendors — are trying to change networking so it delivers the same scalability and agility that virtualization has delivered for servers and storage. Nicira, with its VMware and Open Flow roots, has a lot of experience, lending it credibility.