Arkin Net, a stealth mode startup, has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Nexus Venture Partners – to revolutionize the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) market.
The funding round also saw 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.
Arkin Net is based in Mountain View, CA and Pune, India. It was founded last year by Virtualization and Big Data Experts Shiv Agarwal and Mukul Gupta. Arkin Net claims that it is building the industry’s first multi-vendor SDN operations platform that will transform how enterprises operate their software-defined datacenters.
With a consumer approach, the Arkin Net platform enables 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.
Arkin Net is testing its groundbreaking solution with several large enterprise customers, and is refining its platform to prepare for a product launch. Company is estimated to be $8 Billion by 2018.
“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,” said Agarwal, as published on company’s website.