Arrcus earns finalist designations in three Leading Lights award categories


Hyperscale networking software company recognized by Light Reading for its outstanding achievements as a private company driving next-generation communications innovation

News Summary

  • Arrcus is a Leading Lights awards finalist for Private Company of the Year, Most Innovative Routing and Switching Solution, Most Innovative Cloud Product or Service
  • Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE), ArcOS, and FlexMCN generated these industry accolades
  • The networking disruptor earned these designations amid a field of hundreds

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 10, 2022 – Arrcus, the hyperscale networking software company and a leader in core-to-edge network infrastructure, today announced that it has been named as a finalist in three of Light Reading’s Leading Lights awards, including Private Company of the Year, Most Innovative Routing and Switching Solution, and Most Innovative Cloud Product or Service.

Hundreds of high-quality entries were submitted for this year’s Leading Lights awards, which recognize the industry’s top companies and their executives for outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies, and innovation.

“We are excited to be named a finalist for three Leading Lights awards, and we thank the judges at Light Reading for this important recognition,” said Shekar Ayyar, CEO and chairman at Arrcus. “Innovation in cloud services and in routing and switching solutions is critical. The world of applications and networks is changing quickly, and infrastructure can’t be the long pole holding back progress. Forward-thinking enterprises and communication services providers need to free themselves from legacy networks and embrace the new world of disaggregated, programmable networking to generate new revenues, elevate their agility, efficiency and resilience, and ensure robust 5G and Web 3.0 application experiences with speed and ease.”

Arrcus is a Private Company of the Year award finalist because of its innovative, pioneering work and unique solution in networking. The company enables secure, distributed connectivity with software-centric solutions that offer massive scale and industry-leading performance, while being robust, open and modular. It has built a collection of networking, analytics and management technologies and has brought together this group of technologies into a cohesive, unified networking platform: the Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE).

The Leading Lights awards also named Arrcus’ ACE platform as a finalist in the Most Innovative Routing and Switching Solution category. ACE packages a set of solutions geared at building edge-native features, API-based programmability and automated management functions to enable enterprises and service providers to quickly deploy and manage services at the edge. Built on ArcOS, it delivers the network capabilities required to run 5G and Web 3.0 applications and supports a variety of use cases, including leaf/spine and top-of-rack switching, multi-cloud networking, 5G edge and cell site routing, and virtualized distributed core routing. The ACE platform has seen widespread adoption among Fortune 100, cloud and telco customers across multiple verticals.

Light Reading picked FlexMCN, the ACE flexible multi-cloud networking solution, as a Most Innovative Cloud Product or Service finalist. FlexMCN delivers scalable networking to interconnect enterprise data centers securely and seamlessly with any cloud (AWS, GCP and Microsoft Azure) with hyperscale performance and cloud-native security. FlexMCN’s ArcOrchestrator and ArcEdge allow users to deploy anywhere – on premises, on private or public clouds, or at a co-location provider. The multi-tenancy with role-based access control of FlexMCN enables communication services providers and co-location providers to offer multi-cloud connectivity-as-a-service and managed services. And FlexMCN’s API-first architecture allows for ease of integration with third-party orchestration and management platforms.

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About Arrcus

Arrcus was founded to enhance business efficiency through superior network connectivity. The Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE) platform offers best-in-class networking with the most flexible consumption model at the lowest total cost of ownership. The Arrcus team consists of world-class technologists who have an unparalleled record in shipping industry-leading networking products, complemented by industry thought leaders, operating executives, strategic partners and top-tier VCs. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, go to or follow @arrcusinc.

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