March 23, 2019

Forward Networks creates digital twins to assure network performance

Palo Alto, California-based Forward Networks can create a virtual twin of a network to assure network performance. The firm was launched by four Stanford University Ph.D.s five years ago and has raised $33 million in two funding rounds.

Forward's software taps into configuration data and operational state information from every device on the network to create the virtual copy. The flow of data is constant, so the digital twin always is current. It tracks how the network is doing and assesses the impact that any hardware or software change has on operations. The data collection is done via APIs that link to major manufacturers' network equipment... [READ MORE on FIERCE TELECOM]

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February 6, 2023
Visit Stand E08 at Cisco Live EMEA

Let the Games Begin! Cisco Live Amsterdam has officially started, and we’re delighted to be here meeting with the best and brightest of the European networking community. Stop by to say hello, and play Forward Quest to learn how easy it is to put your people back in charge of the network and register to […]

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January 25, 2023
MSD Partners Leads Forward Networks $50M Series D Funding

Following 139% year-over-year growth, Forward Networks closed $50M in series D funding. The round was led by MSD Partners with support from new investors, Section 32, and Omega Venture Partners. Demonstrating ongoing support, existing investors Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs), Threshold Ventures, A. Capital, and Andreessen Horowitz participated in the round. Since its last […]

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January 18, 2023
Forward Networks to Host Cloud Field Day 16

I don’t know which is more exciting: the fact that there’s no rain forecast for the next two weeks or that we’re hosting Cloud Field Day 16 at the Forward Networks headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. It’s a nice dose of synchronicity that we get a break in the rain to dry out and clean […]

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