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Pica8 Named an AlwaysOn OnDemand 100 Company

Pica8 Inc., the leader in open systems for software defined networking (SDN), today announced that it has been named an AlwaysOn OnDemand 100 Company. AlwaysOn’s panel of investors and editors analyzed Pica8’s groundbreaking PicOS switch operating system, its industry-leaning lineup of white box switches, and its overall market traction in conferring the award.

Each year, the AlwaysOn editorial team, along with investment and industry experts across the globe scour the entrepreneurial community to identify the top 100 private on-demand, cloud, and SaaS companies that are creating high-growth businesses that offer huge upside potential for investors. The OnDemand 100 companies are leaders amongst their peers and developing radical new approaches and technologies that are likely to push outside the bounds of existing markets. Companies are selected based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

“This prestigious award recognizes Pica8’s unique approach to bringing SDN to companies everywhere by combining white box switches and our Debian-based OS,” said James Liao, CEO and co-founder of Pica8. “Over 300 customers around the world are demonstrating that Pica8 makes truly deployable and affordable SDN solutions a reality.”

About Pica8, Inc.

Since 2009, Pica8 has been transforming the data center by providing the world’s first open switching system, which can be personalized to fit any application environment. A pioneer in the software-defined networking (SDN) revolution, Pica8’s PicOS™, its externally programmable switching operating system runs on commodity, bare-metal switches made by ODM partners to provide the ultimate in cost savings. In a single package, costs are slashed and customization for the data center becomes a promise fulfilled. Pica8 is a global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit

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