Pune and Silicon Valley based software-defined networking (SDN) analytics platform, Arkin Net has raised $15 million Series B investment from Nexus Venture Partners, with participation from investor B.V. Jagadeesh (formerly CEO at NetScaler). In November 2014, the firm had secured $7 million led by Nexus Venture.
The company was launched two year ago for building multi-vendor SDN operations platform to transform how enterprises operate their software-defined data centers (SDDC). SDDC means a data centre where computing, networking, and storage is virtualized and are delivered as a service.
The Arkin Net platform removes barriers to SDDC adoption and operation by providing converged visibility, and contextual analytics across virtual and physical layers of compute, network, security and storage.
The company claims that its software, Arkin brings ‘Google Search-like simplicity’ and ‘Pinterest-like sharing capability’ for data across virtual and physical data centres enable enterprises to analyze, visualize and share operational data without spending a lot of time and money.
It was co-founded by IITians Shiv Agarwal, Mukul Gupta, Rohit Toshniwal and Abhijit Sharma, who have been a part of VMware, Microsoft and Amberpoint (acquired by Oracle) previously.