Shirish Sathaye has served on the board of directions of Aviatrix since February 2015. Shirish is a General Partner at Formation 8, where he focuses on investments in next-generation enterprise software, cloud- based software, wireless and wireline networking, storage infrastructure and systems. Prior to joining Formation 8, Shirish was a General Partner at Khosla Ventures between Oct 2010 and Nov 2013. Before that, Shirish spent nearly a decade as a General Partner at Matrix Partners, between 2001 and 2010. Some of Shirish’s investments include Aruba Networks (NASDAQ:ARUN), Nutanix, Grandis (acquired by Samsung), Solidcore Systems (acq. by McAfee), Panzura, Kumu Networks, and Vectra Networks.
Nick Sturiale has served on the board of directors of Aviatrix since February 2015. Nick is a managing partner at Ignition Partners and oversees the Los Altos office. He spent 12 years as an entrepreneur in three startups where he held most all functional roles from QA to product management to channel sales to marketing and BD. He was founding CEO and director of Timbre Technologies. As a VC the last 15 years, Nick has been directly involved in over 100 startups and invested across multiple platform generations from applications to Web/cloud infrastructure to mobile enterprise to Big Data. To date, Nick’s companies have generated nearly $700m in realized value from approximately $100m in investment cost.
Nick has a chocolate Labradoodle named Koa, which means brave, bold, and fearless in Hawaiian.
Since joining CRV in 2008, Devdutt has pioneered the firm’s investments in the next generation of Cloud and SaaS companies. He brings the experience of building two high-growth tech companies. Prior to joining CRV, Devdutt was the co-founder and CEO of Yantra, a leading eCommerce technology company that was acquired by a division of AT&T. Prior to that, Devdutt was SVP Sales & Marketing at Infosys, leading them from a small startup of $1million in sales to a highly successful public company.
“Aviatrix radically simplified cloud networking and made Azure more easily consumable. The combination of Aviatrix and Azure cloud services has enabled our rapid global expansion plans, vastly improved user experience and signicantly reduced our costs.”
“The Aviatrix software provides automated connectivity to Amazon clouds allowing us to create multiple VPCs easily and quickly. We are now serving business units of Robert Half, providing an IT supported self-service system to leverage the public cloud.”
“To the extent that we have peers, they tend to be big Amazon and Docker users. Aviatrix is the networking substrate that we can ignore, that just needs to work. For us, Aviatrix works out really well.”
Modern applications are driven by vastly different needs than those of the past. Today’s applications require resources from multiple providers, and are not tied to a single location, such as an on-premises data center or a single, public cloud provider. These applications require rapid changes in design to meet workload or customer needs, and cannot be constrained by traditional networking architecture.
Networking startup Aviatrix enables enterprises to build scalable and secure private networks across multiple public cloud providers. Enterprises can build a hybrid cloud network via Aviatrix’s central controller, which is deployable either in the cloud or in the enterprise data center.
Leveraging in-depth interviews with Aviatrix customers, this paper identifies the use cases enterprises can pursue with this hybrid cloud networking solution, and it quantifies the cost savings and business benefits that can be realized.
To keep up with rapid prototyping, continuous development and integration, enterprise IT organizations are transforming their traditional server deployment and maintenance functions to a more strategic role that handles the selection, integration, and delivery of IT services for the cloud.