Arkin Net Rises from Stealth with $7M in Funding, to Bring Google Search-like Simplicity to Software-Defined Datacenter Operations
VMware alums disrupt the legacy IT market; create the first multi-vendor, cross-silo software-defined network operations platform
Today Arkin Net is coming out of stealth mode with $7 million in funding, led by Nexus Venture Partners, to revolutionize the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) market – projected to be $8B by 2018. Arkin Net is building the industry’s first multi-vendor SDN operations platform that will transform how enterprises operate their software-defined datacenters. With Google-like ease-of-use, organizations will have an entirely new way to search, view and share operational data without spending significant time or money on retraining their staff.
Enterprises moving to software-defined datacenters face a big challenge
As organizations adopt a software-defined datacenter strategy, they are virtualizing their networks. The operational visibility required to successfully maintain these new software-defined networks is non-existent; the transition from initial deployment to day-to-day operations is the biggest challenge. IT departments quickly realize that they are missing the right solution and will need to spend vast amounts of money on retooling and retraining. The overall approach to network operations is stuck in the old command prompt world; it’s time for a new way – a better, smarter, faster way.
Enter Arkin Net with a consumer approach to an enterprise problem
Google changed the way you look for information, Twitter changed the way you get your news alerts and Pinterest changed how you share - why not apply these simple consumer principles to enterprise software? With a consumer approach, the Arkin Net platform will enable enterprises to analyze, visualize and share operational data as easily as a Google search. This fresh approach brings unprecedented visibility across the physical and virtual layers, breaking the traditional IT silos.
“At Arkin Net we live by one guiding principle - make software-defined datacenter operations simple and effortless, regardless of the vendor or strategy a customer has chosen,” said Shiv Agarwal, CEO and Co-Founder of Arkin Net. “With networking evolving and network operations stuck in the past, a truly transformational approach is needed. And to realize this, we have assembled a diverse, highly skilled team of datacenter, networking, big data and consumer design experts. The excitement is real and the momentum we are seeing from our initial customers validates our approach and belief.”
Arkin Net is testing its groundbreaking solution with several large enterprise customers, and is refining its platform to prepare for a product launch.
“As we introduce SDN into our own and our customer’s data centers, physical and virtual visibility is important,” said Dr. Masahisa Kawashima, Vice-President at NTT i3. “Arkin[/color] Net is vital to our datacenter strategy and will change the way networks are analyzed, visualized and operated in the future.”
The funding round was led by Nexus Venture Partners , with participation from industry veterans including, B.V. Jagadeesh (Ex-CEO NetScaler and Nutanix Investor), Alan Cohen (Chief Commercial Officer of Illumio, Ex-VP Nicira) and Semil Shah of Haystack Fund.
“Software-defined networks are core to the evolution of software-defined datacenters (SDDC). Arkin Net’s data driven approach subsumes the inherent complexities and brings in consumer grade simplicity to SDDC operations,” said Jishnu Bhattacharjee, Managing Director at Nexus Venture Partners . “We are thrilled to have partnered with the Arkin Net team to help build a seminal company unlocking the power of next generation data centers.”
About Arkin Net
Arkin Net is removing complexity and modernizing the operations of software-defined datacenters. With a modern consumer approach, the Arkin Net multi-vendor SDN operations platform operates seamlessly across virtual and physical layers, breaking traditional IT silos and providing unprecedented visibility. Based in Mountain View CA and Pune India, Arkin Net was founded by Virtualization and Big Data Experts and is backed by Nexus Venture Partners as well as several industry luminaries. For more information or to receive updates, please visit us at www.arkin.net or send e-mail to email@example.com . Follow us on twitter at @arkinnet.
About Nexus Venture Partners
Nexus Venture Partners is India’s leading venture capital fund, with offices in India and Silicon Valley. Nexus team consists of entrepreneurs who have founded and scaled large global companies. The team has invested in a variety of companies leading to numerous successful public offerings and M&A transactions. It has over $600mn under management with an active portfolio of over 50 companies across Technology, Internet, Media, Consumer, and Business Services sectors. The Nexus team plays an active role in helping entrepreneurs and management teams build market leading businesses. Nexus partner companies include Cloud.com (acquired by Citrix), Gluster (acquired by Red Hat), Komli, Pubmatic, DimDim (acquired by Salesforce), Snapdeal.com, Netmagic (acquired by NTT Com), Unmetric, ScaleArc.
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