In its first six months in business, startup Nicira has sold AT&T, eBay, Fidelity, NTT and Rackspace on its Network Virtualization Platform (NVP).
The NVP, which was publicly unveiled today, reportedly addresses the last mile of cloud computing -- network virtualization.
In a press release issued today, Nicira chief exec Stephen Mullaney said the platform will bring enterprise private networking to the cloud.
"NVP is a software-based system that creates a distributed virtual network infrastructure in cloud data centers that is completely decoupled and independent from physical network hardware," the press release explained.
Users have said the platform allows them to repurpose networking infrastructure on demand and move applications dynamically, thus reducing service delivery and greater operational speed and flexibility.
NVP is available now and delivered through a usage-based, monthly subscription-pricing model, which scales per virtual network port, the company said. Pricing scales by use.