BTI Systems grabs $10M funding for software-defined networks that span data centers


BTI Systems, a company that has been selling networking gear to telcos for more than a decade, has scored $10 million in third round funding, bring its total capital raised since 2011 to $33 million. The Series C funding was led by Bain Capital Ventures and included existing investors BDC, Covington Capital and GrowthWorks.

The company has been providing wide area networking optimization products for telecommunications companies, optical gear and variety of other products in its 13-year history, but in conjunction with its funding it has launched a software-defined networking product designed to connect multiple data centers. In much the same vein of Google connecting its data centers using OpenFlow, or firms like NTT or Calligo connecting their data centers using Nicira’s software, BTI hopes to also help network providers make multiple data centers look and behave more like one.

BTI is offering a chassis-based product (it’s a…

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