Arrcus receives prestigious recognition as Leading Lights Awards finalist in two award categories

August 8, 2023 | Sean Griffin


We are excited to share that Arrcus, has been named a finalist in two prominent categories for Light Reading's Leading Lights Awards. Arrcus has been named a finalist for both the "Private Company of the Year" and the "Most Innovative Routing and Switching Solution" awards. This marks the second consecutive year we have gained recognition from Light Reading for our exceptional accomplishments as a private company driving innovation in next-generation communications.

The Leading Lights Awards received hundreds of high-quality entries this year, making this achievement all the more impressive. These awards commend the industry's top companies and executives for their outstanding contributions to next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies, and innovation.

We earned our place as a finalist for the Private Company of the Year award due to our groundbreaking and unique networking solutions. Our company specializes in secure, distributed routing and switching with software-centric approaches that offer unmatched scale and performance while maintaining robustness, openness, and modularity. Analytics and management have been seamlessly integrated into the Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE), a unified networking platform that stands as a testament to Arrcus' innovative work.

Our journey has been marked by significant milestones, including the successful completion of a Series D round of funding in February 2023. This round, led by Prosperity7 Ventures, secured $50 million in investments. Building on this momentum, we welcomed Hitachi Ventures, the venture arm of Hitachi, for an additional closing of our Series D in June 2023. These investments position us to accelerate our growth, expand our market presence, and continue delivering transformative networking solutions to customers around the globe.

Additionally, it's an honor to see that the Leading Lights Awards have recognized our ACE platform as a finalist in the Most Innovative Routing and Switching Solution category. The Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE) platform represents the epitome of flexibility, programmability, and intelligence in switching and routing solutions. It enables groundbreaking innovations for distributed workloads and applications, interconnecting 5G, Edge, Core, and Cloud network

ACE offers a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to incorporate edge-native features, API-based programmability, and automated management functions, facilitating quick deployment and management of services at the edge. Powered by ArcOS, it provides the essential network capabilities to run GenAI, 5G, and Web 3.0 applications, catering to various use cases such as leaf/spine and top-of-rack switching, multi-cloud networking, 5G edge, cell site routing, and virtualized distributed core routing. Fortune 100, cloud, and telco customers across multiple industries have embraced the ACE platform, signifying its widespread adoption.

Our ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence has garnered these prestigious Leading Lights Awards finalist designations, reaffirming our company's position as a leading force driving next-generation communications innovation.

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Sean Griffin
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