Mr. Shyamal Kumar

Achiever's Success Story

“Lavelle Networks”

Lavelle Networks, founded in 2015, in the heart of the city of Bangalore, in a coffee shop on the famous Lavelle Road, has grown at turbo fast speed to become India’s No.1 enterprise networking technology company. They are now operating the networks of the finest Indian enterprises – from the nation’s largest e-commerce to the largest bank and insurance networks. Today’s businesses are digital and cloud first, and India’s companies are the cusp of a massive digital transformation. This means that they will all invest heavily in creating modern network infrastructure. Sensing this massive market opportunity, they built Lavelle Networks, with a ground up technology architecture built for the cloud, and operated from the cloud.

Microsoft, Dell and Intel have all developed significant business and technology relationships with Lavelle Networks, recognizing the potential of their ground breaking ScaleAOnTM software defined networking platform. This is one of the industry’s first hardware agnostic, multi-cloud connectivity solution, which is so easy to operate that they proudly demonstrate the “World’s simplest network control panel”. Growing at more than 300% year-on-year, and offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi, they have established themselves in the tough geography of India within a few years. Recognized by Microsoft as one of their Top 50 global technology partners, Gartner Cool Vendor in 2018, CIO Choice Award in 2018-2019-2020, Gartner recognition as a leading Asia Pacific technology provider in 2020, NASSCOM Emerge 50, YourStory Tech30, Smart CEO Startup 50. The rewards and recognitions keep coming their way, due to their relentless focus on customer success.

Shyamal Kumar is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lavelle Networks. The fastest-growing SDN upstart in Asia, Lavelle Networks has received rapid market adoption and has built the largest SD-WAN networks in the world. The ScaleAOnTM software platform is hardware agnostic, multi-cloud, and uses intent driven policies. Lavelle Networks is also the world’s first network appliance platform, driven only using cloud-native REST APIs, and all software is orchestrated using Linux containers. Kumar and his team believe that today’s cloud-first, digital-driven enterprises can take their business anywhere, as long as the network is available. Their vision is to empower businesses to have the best possible network experience for every application, on every cloud, on any device, and for any user. The ScaleAOnTM platform has been rolled out across India, the Middle East, Africa, and the U.S.

Kumar is a data networks product leader and has led several platforms spanning data center, enterprise, and service provider networks. Having started his career with the venerable FreeBSD TCP/IP stack, to the current SDN/NFV platforms, he has been instrumental in breakthrough product lines like Juniper MX. He also brought the initial generation of wireless broadband platforms to the world through the Telsima WiMAX portfolio. Back in 2001, he was a key member of Inkra Networks, building the industry’s first virtual services switch. Kumar is a graduate of BITS, Pilani.

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