INTEROP, LAS VEGAS, April 29, 2015 – VeloCloud Networks Inc., a cloud networking company, yesterday was named the Best of Interop 2015 winner of the Best Startup category for innovation in WAN networking. A panel selected VeloCloud from a competitive field of startups across the industry. “Interop’s Best Startup of 2015 Award is a recognition […]

Funds to accelerate development of the open source network virtualization software project SAN FRANCISCO – April 6, 2015 – Akanda, the only open source network virtualization solution built for OpenStack environments, today announced it has secured seed funding led by New Dream Network (parent company of DreamHost), with co-investors The Fabric, Double M Partners, Rincon […]

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – APRIL 9, 2015 Appcito, a cloud application delivery company, today announced that is has been named one of the “Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking, 2015” by Gartner. According to the Gartner report, “the proliferation of public cloud computing has dramatically changed enterprise networking requirements. Network designers can use the innovative approaches […]

Silicon Valley-based startup seeks to transform cloud application deployment and operation SANTA CLARA, Calif. – December 9, 2014 – Appcito, a new cloud application infrastructure company, today announced that it has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding from March Capital Partners, a venture capital firm; Atlas Venture, an early-stage venture capital firm; The Fabric, […]

Two years ago, The Fabric observed the disruptive trend of broadband, mobility and cloud services and looked to co-create a venture that can leverage those trends and build value in the white space. Accordingly, the question The Fabric went out to answer along with the lead entrepreneurs of VeloCloud was: Can cloud-networking be applied to […]

SDN, big data, and the self-optimizing network SDN will eventually relieve the burden of manual reconfiguration, but only when we collect and process enough data to enable the network to optimize itself By Michael Bushong | InfoWorld SDN (software-defined networking) gains more mind share every day. The concept of reinventing networking to better match today’s applications […]

The growth of cloud and mobile computing is driving enormous changes in networks, and startups are emerging to take advantage of those shifts. Now new ways to create those startups are emerging too. Consider The Fabric, an incubator whose name is meant to evoke the mesh-like connections of a network, and which has been stealthily operating […]

Join Us! Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:00 PM Hacker Dojo -599 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View, CA (map) Synopsis The Fabric is sponsoring this edition of Tech Talk! JR Rivers will cover the general changes occurring in data center networks today along with the drivers. He will talk a bit about switch HW architectures and silicon. […]

Data Centers have changed tremendously since my days at Exodus Communications, and even from the time of my stint at NetScaler (Citrix) and Ankeena (Juniper): Cloud services (SaaS/PaaS/IaaS) have become mainstream Network as a service (NWaaS) is catching on fast (eg., WebSense et al.) Utilization for COTS (common off the shelf) componentry is becoming the […]

Join Us! Wednesday, July 31, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM WSGR 650 Page Mill Rd., Palo Alto, CA (map) Its time to bring the data center to the world of Big data. Today’s data centers are highly virtualized, have fluid resources across storage, compute and networking elements and are extremely difficult to manage and optimize. Data driven machine learning algorithms […]