Aviz Networks, a provider of software solutions for hybrid cloud & edge networks leveraging multi-vendor SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud), has announced a $4 million seed round led by Moment Ventures with participation from leading network equipment vendors. Moment Ventures’ Founder & General Partner, Ammar Hanafi, and industry luminary Rajiv Khemani, Founder of Innovium (now part of Marvell Technology), have joined Aviz’s Board of Directors.

Aviz is enabling a unified and consistent user experience across multi-vendor environments with its Aviz Certified SONiC program and a high quality application-driven support model. The company has signed partnerships with all major Switch and ASIC vendors to enable customers for interoperable multi-vendor networks.

Furthermore, Aviz is accelerating SONiC adoption by making the NOS application aware and bringing Cloud-Native and AI capabilities to hybrid networks.

According to the company, SONiC has rapidly emerged as the leader for open-source network operating system (NOS) deployments with Gartner predicting that “by 2025, 40% of organizations that operate large data center networks will run SONiC in production environments.” Deployments of SONiC are accelerating and in a clear sign of the growing momentum, SONiC recently became part of the Linux Foundation.

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