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Network hardware vendors have been slowly adding more and more functionality to their systems toward incorporating SDN into their products.  However, what has not changed is the way their networks are managed or the networking tools they use. This means their consumers can’t really access the benefits of advancements in modern network technology. Additionally, internal and external enterprise network data have been exploding. This has forced most businesses to deploy network switches with a higher capacity.

However, the current set of network management tools don’t scale well and thus can’t support the ever-changing network management needs of enterprises, including:

  • Automated network management at scale with no vendor lock-in
  • Centralized visibility
  • Device vendor diversity
  • Ease of deployment
  • Immediate data visibility
  • Dynamic provisioning
  • And of course, move from capital expense (CapEx) to operational (OpEx)

To address these needs, enterprises today use over 10 networking tools on average and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in vain.

This is where Switchnomix comes in.

In 2016, Shivaram led a small but strong team of industry leaders in distributed computing, SDN, and sales to develop Switchnomix. Packed with the latest in switch networking technologies, Switchnomix enables enterprises to operate more dynamically while saving on networking expenses. Switchnomix scales an enterprise’s network, supporting thousands of devices, terabytes of data, constantly changing network topologies, highly dynamic policy management, and offering real-time data visibility.


Shivaram Mysore

Founder, CEO

Shivaram has been working on software defined networking (SDN) since the inception of this network architecture. He has a passion for building software that solves problems at scale. As an industry expert in security and networking, Shivaram has shipped revenue-generating products for 15+ years and worked for companies such as Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, and Infoblox. He has contributed to industry standards at W3C, ANSI, ISO, ONF, and TCG. Shivaram holds an MS in Computer Science from Oklahoma City University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University.

Mark Hapner

Chief Architect

Mark has over 20 years of hands-on experience in design and implementation of distributed systems. He was the Chief Architect of Java2 Enterprise Edition and Java Message Service and a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems.

Radhika Hirannaiah

Customer Success

Radhika has extensive experience in research, software development, and support and has worked at companies such as Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, and Arkin (VMware). Radhika holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University for her work on software-defined networking.


VR Ranganath

Board Member

VR is the Managing Director at CAST and a partner at LHI Investments. He was the founder of Alliance Venture Management, a venture capital investment company specializing in companies working with networking and communications, storage, software, and mixed signal components.

Ben Pfaff

Principal Researcher, VMware

Ben was one of the first employees at Nicira Networks in 2007. He founded and led development of the Open vSwitch, OVN and OpenFlow reference implementation projects.

For over 20 years, Ben has worked in free and open source software projects, including Debian and GNU. Ben is a Senior Member of ACM and a Fellow of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He has a PhD from Stanford University.

Tim Colby

Sales & GTM

Tim is a recognized leader in networking & security enterprise sales. He has led global sales channels and built world-class programs from scratch at Aruba and Infoblox from pre-IPO stages.

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