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Aviatrix Raises $10 Million Series A to Simplify Cloud Networking

Formation 8 and Ignition Partners Jointly Lead
Santa Clara, California, September 10, 2015

Aviatrix Systems, a cloud networking startup, today announced a Series A financing of $10 million, jointly led by investors Formation 8 and Ignition Partners. The company was originally seed funded by Monta Vista Capital.

Aviatrix is founded by Pankaj Manglik, who previously founded Aruba Networks and Sherry Wei, who previously held senior engineering and architect roles at Cisco and Huawei. The company develops software that enables enterprises to build hybrid clouds by easily, elastically and securely connecting to dozens of AWS virtual private clouds (VPCs) and Azure VNets without buying additional networking equipment. Aviatrix also allows employees and partners to connect directly to the cloud without traditional corporate VPNs. Software vendors can use Aviatrix to migrate their on-premise apps to the cloud and switch to a single tenant SaaS model. Current customers of Aviatrix include large and small enterprises.

“With the increasing adoption of the hybrid cloud, enterprises face new challenges in extending their network to the public cloud,” said Pankaj Manglik, CEO of Aviatrix. Sherry Wei, Aviatrix CTO said, “With Aviatrix, CloudOps can build networks as dynamic and disposable as compute and storage.”

As part of the financing, Shirish Sathaye, General Partner of Formation 8 and Nick Sturiale, Managing Partner of Ignition Partners, will join the board. “Aviatrix completely hides all the network complexity of integrating public and private cloud, on-premise and end user services,” said Nick Sturiale. “As enterprises move to a hybrid cloud architecture, Aviatrix offers an enterprise platform to make it easy to do so,” added Shirish Sathaye, “and I am happy to be working with Pankaj again.”

About Aviatrix

Aviatrix, the pioneer in reinventing networking for the cloud era, radically simplifies and automates connectivity within hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments. Designed for and within the cloud, Aviatrix software dramatically shortens cloud connectivity setup time—from weeks to minutes—and simplifies ongoing cloud management by automating and orchestrating the entire process. Built from the ground up for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform environments, Aviatrix is fully integrated with these public cloud infrastructures. Named a “cool vendor” in Cloud Computing 2017 by Gartner Inc., Aviatrix is based in Palo Alto, Calif. Learn more at or follow the company on Twitter @aviatrixsys.

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