Aparna Systems’ pioneering µCloud™ and µServer products are revolutionizing edge computing infrastructure through the ultra-convergence of compute, storage and networking resources in a self-contained system that sets new standards for agility, scalability and affordability. The company’s µCloud and µServer products provide a high density, high performance and high availability Cloud-in-a-Box solution for edge applications ranging from Network Function Virtualization to Edge AI applications. The µCloud’s compact, energy efficient design also minimizes the need for space, power and cooling. The open software system supports bare metal, containerized and/or virtualized deployments in single- and multi-applications environments, and sets a new price/performance standard in the industry with its disruptive combination of improved application performance and reduced capital and operational expenditures. The privately-held company is headquartered in Fremont, California.
Sam Mathan is a serial entrepreneur who was a co-founder of Vortech Data Inc, a pioneering PACS start-up founded in 1987 and acquired by Kodak in 1993. At Ascend Communications as the Senior Vice President of Telco Marketing and Sales, he helped establish the company as the dominant supplier of dial access, frame and cell switching equipment to RBOCs, IXCs and emerging CLECs. As President and CEO of Amber Networks, the developer of the first Fault Tolerant Router, Sam was instrumental in raising more than $100M of funding and positioning the company as a leader in its market segment. Amber Networks was acquired by Nokia in August of 2001 for $440MM. Most recently Sam was Chairman and CEO of Matisse Networks, a developer of EtherBurst®, the first commercial optical carrier Ethernet switch and also served as interim CEO at Anagran Inc. Sam has a B.Sc. and B.E. from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, an MSEE from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.
Alex is a serial entrepreneur who, prior to co-founding Aparna Systems, was also founder and CTO of Anagran ,developer of the industry’s first 80 Gbps router based on commercial off-the-shelf silicon, founder of Azule Technology, a pioneer in Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) technology, founder and CTO of Fast-Chip that was the first network processor company to deliver functional 10 Gbps silicon, and founder of Skyline Technology which offered a family of X.25, Frame Relay and DSL access devices and routers. Alex also served as a Technical Advisor for BlackRidge Technology. Previous work experience includes various engineering positions at ADC Kentrox, Net Express West and Telenet. Alex holds BSEE from George Washington University.
Debashis Saha is an Industry Advisor for Aparna Systems. Debashis held several technology executive roles any companies like Intuit, eBay, PayPal, and Oracle. At Intuit, he led engineering that enabled developers to be productive, data driven and innovative. Prior to this, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Jiff, Inc (acquired by Castlight Health). At eBay, he was Vice President of Commerce Platform Infrastructure, where he led the engineering teams that built, managed and operated the platforms and infrastructure services for eBay. His portfolio included eBay’s entire infrastructure ranging from data centers to cloud, platforms, frameworks, data and analytics, engineering services and operations. Mr. Saha has extensive experience managing and developing software in the areas of distributed computing, database systems, Internet technologies, and Cloud computing. He holds several patents and has authored several publications on computer systems and VLSI design.
- Divergent Venture Partners
- Sam Mathan, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Aparna Systems
- Kumar Malavalli, Founder, Brocade
- Sam Srinivasan, Former CFO Cirrus Logic