"When we needed to expand our Hadoop and cluster processing capabilities, Pica8 quickly provided the complete switching system, including the white box hardware and operating system that met our rapidly growing infrastructure needs,” said Philip Marcus, director of systems operations, Factual Inc. “In addition to the lowered CapEx, Pica8’s sales and support team have been a great asset when we chose to switch vendors."
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
"Networks in the cloud and across the Internet have become increasingly complex to architect and manage,” says Brighten Godfrey, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Illinois and collaborator on the project. “SDN is a powerful way to cut through that complexity, allowing our lab to build solutions ranging from real-time veriﬁcation of network security to novel data center network architectures that improve ﬂexibility and efﬁciency."
ENTERPRISE STRATEGY GROUP
“The rapidly emerging SDN market is targeting both Enterprise and Cloud/Network service providers; however, today they have different needs. While most enterprise organizations are looking for complete SDN solutions, service providers want an open and ﬂexible network platform to build its own solutions. Pica8® understands this requirement and has developed an innovative and cost effective open network platform to better enable those service providers.”
"By supporting hardware-accelerated OVSDB in its white box network operating system, Pica8 makes it much easier for organizations to build proofs of concept for network overlays and compare different network virtualization systems. Reducing variables in evaluation of any new technology is a huge advantage to any customer trying to see operational beneﬁts.”
DATA CENTER NETWORKS AT IDC
"Cloud service providers are drawn to SDN for its technological, operational, and business beneﬁts. In offering integrated SDN components, Pica8® and other vendors are trying to make it easier for cloud providers to quickly test, validate, and deploy SDN for cloud-service delivery."
NTT SOFTWARE INNOVATION
“We are proud to see Ryu being leveraged for cloud services and excited to see Pica8's ongoing work to commercialize NTT Laboratories' efforts and bring value to their customers and partners.”
"With all the new SDN approaches coming to market, Pica8® is very interesting. They have a business model that starts with a dose of common sense or "bottoms up" thinking. Their model of entering the market with a known form factor, a data center switch, and integrating SDN software hooks into their operating system, gives Pica8 a strategic position to sell both product and vision.”
"As the value of software deﬁned networking (SDN) crystallizes, having a strategic position in the market is key. New entrants into the network infrastructure market need to not only have clear differentiation, they also need to deliver their solutions in such a way as to seamlessly integrate with an existing framework.”