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NFV Startup Versa Exiting Worst Stealth EverNFV Startup Versa Exiting Worst Stealth Ever

Formally uncloaking in less than three weeks.

Mitch Wagner

October 23, 2015

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NFV Startup Versa Exiting Worst Stealth Ever

Versa Networks, probably the least secret stealth company ever, is due to formally uncloak in the coming weeks.

Not that Versa Networks has been hiding very well. The company has been a subject of Silicon Valley gossip for years, even presenting and sharing its pitch at SDN and NFV conferences.

Figure 1: Can't See Me Photo: Cat playing hide-and-seek by Perditax (CC BY 3.0). Photo: Cat playing hide-and-seek by Perditax (CC BY 3.0).

Find out more about network functions virtualization on Light Reading's NFV Channel.

What we already know is that Versa is developing software that will run NFV in the cloud -- on customer premises equipment, in central offices, at the data center and anywhere else that future cloud platforms reside. That distributed nature is a major goal for NFV, a step on a path from taking network functions off proprietary appliances to running them on industry-standard servers, to putting them in the cloud and beyond.

We expect Versa will have more to share, of course, and we look forward to telling you more about it.

Until then, review our past Versa coverage to learn more about who they are and what they're up to:

And Versa CEO and founder Kumar Mehta chatted with Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about VNFs in August -- watch the video interview here:


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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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