PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pica8, the leader in open systems for software defined networking (SDN), today announced it has expanded the leadership team in its Palo Alto headquarters by hiring Niraj Jain as vice president of business development. With this addition, Pica8 is quickly establishing a world-class executive team to bring innovative SDN solutions to market.
Niraj Jain comes to Pica8 with an extensive background in bringing leverage to technology companies. He has more than 15 years of experience in business strategy, shaping winning go-to-market initiatives, channel development and solutions/ecosystem partnerships, and was previously vice president of business development at Vocera Communications. He has also led business strategy for Mediated Systems, SAN Valley Systems, and 3Com, in addition to senior positions in strategic planning and advanced technology development at Prodigy Services Company and Philips Labs.
“In a reasonably short period of time, Pica8 has deeply impacted the SDN market by its ability to develop solutions that leverage open networking and provide true business value to otherwise commodity network hardware,” said James Liao, CEO and co-founder, Pica8. “By having Niraj’s experience at Pica8, I’m confident that our company will expand the breadth of customers that enjoy the benefits of SDN as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
About Pica8, Inc.
Pica8 pioneered open networking with PicOS™, the first network operating system that enables customers to easily migrate from conventional networking to software-defined networking (SDN) using commodity bare metal switches. PicOS provides extensive support for traditional switching and routing protocols and delivers SDN solutions through Pica8’s adoption of Open-vSwitch (OVS). Pica8 can provide PicOS, switching hardware or both in a fully integrated package as part of an end-to-end data center SDN solution, and makes adopting SDN easy with a Starter Kit that enables deployment in hours rather than months. Pica8 is a global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.pica8.com or follow @pica8 on Twitter.