Ex-Cisco engineers raise $278 Mn for new startup Pensando Systems


A cloud startup established by a gathering of four ex-Cisco Systems Inc engineers has raised USD 278 million, to finance items that expect to help the server farms of clients like venture banks work progressively like those of distributed computing suppliers.

Pensando Systems guaranteed that the assets were raised through arrangements A, B, and C rounds. The most recent round was driven by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and investment firm Lightspeed Venture Partners. Pensando’s organisers have offered four past new businesses to Cisco. John Chambers, the previous CEO of Cisco when it procured the past new companies, has put resources into the new organisation through his endeavor subsidise, JC2 adventures, Pensando said.

Pensando will make programming and gadgets to help server farms of organisations like Goldman Sachs Group work progressively like distributed computing server farms like’s Amazon Web Services. Goldman additionally contributed, Pensando stated, however, it didn’t unveil the sum. In distributed computing, clients can request up as a lot of processing power as required in various pieces of the world with a couple of mouse clicks. The suppliers’ product deals with the mechanics of rearranging the information to the privilege of physical machines.

Pensando’s originators – Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain, Luca Cafiero, and Soni Jiandani – are known in the tech business by the abbreviation “MPLS,” which just as being the primary letters of their names additionally happens to be the truncation for a PC organizing innovation that rates up information move. The gathering left Cisco in 2016.