The GigaOM Structure event next week will feature 11 new companies, including at least two that Network World readers will be familiar with.
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Big Switch Networks, which has $13.8 million in funding, is building new technology to bring the OpenFlow protocol to data center networks, Network World reported in April.
ZeRTO, meanwhile, is developing disaster recovery and business continuity software for virtualized, mission critical applications and cloud deployments. ZeRTO was featured last year in Network World's "25 new IT companies to watch" and is now emerging from stealth mode.
Other new companies touting their goods next week include Acunu, which is building storage technology that uses commodity hardware to boost the performance of data intensive applications; CloudFloor, which says it will control the operations of a customer's cloud applications; and Cloudability, which will manage the cost of cloud services.
All of them will reveal more June 22 and June 23 in San Francisco.
Here's a little bit more of what we know about the aforementioned startups:
Big Switch Networks is putting its chips behind OpenFlow, a Stanford University and UC-Berkeley project "designed to separate the control function of switches from the switch hardware and forwarding function so that users can program traffic patterns in a network of multivendor switches and routers," as Network World's Jim Duffy reported. Big Switch is building an OpenFlow controller.
Former Stanford professor Guido Appenzeller is the CEO of Big Switch, which also has ex-Cisco executive Mike Volpi on its board.
ZeRTO is led by Ziv Kedem, who previously co-founded Kashya, a company acquired by EMC and turned into EMC's RecoverPoint data protection and remote replication product. ZeRTO has been quiet about exactly how its disaster recovery technology will work, but has been conducting a private beta and says next week it will "finally reveal what we've been working so hard on while we've been in stealth mode."