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LightSand Communications

101 East Park Boulevard, Suite #600
Plano, TX 75074
USA
619-865-6400
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Board

Former outside board: Kumar Malavalli (Brocade Communications Systems) Terry Flanagan (JNI Founder);  Jack Hennesey (Baring Private Equity Partners);  Mark Mays (BoxHill Systems);  Arthur L. Money (Assistant Secretary of Defense) Jain Navindra (Excelen CEO);  Paul White (Fremont Ventures)
Company

Business description: LightSand Communications™ is a pioneer in high-performance extension technologies that allow interconnection of Storage Area Networks (SAN's) over Local Area Networks (LANs), Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs). LightSand strives to be the leading provider of high performance SAN extension solutions. These systems enable the Enterprise to manage and extend their storage networks and the Service Provider to offer high-margin, value-added storage extension services to their customers. LightSand has been quietly developing highly integrated storage-networking gateways that set new standards of performance for the interconnection of remote Storage Area Networks. The initial suite of LightSand products includes high-performance fabric extension technologies that allow interconnection of Storage Area Networks (SANs) with Local Area Networks (LANs), Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs). Our new products maintain Fibre Channel's tradition of fully coupled flow control and loss-less transportation of data. Our new gateways raise the bar for bandwidth, latency, distance, and fabric awareness.
Partners include: AlcatelDecruFalconStor SoftwareGeneral DynamicsIBMLSIMarconiMcDataSilicon GraphicsSoftekStorageTek;  ADVA Optical Networking;  Brocade Fabric Aware;  Celion;  DigitalNetworks;  StoreAge Networking Technologies
Capital

Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: Sep 2005   Aug 2003
Capital raised: 33.9M
Last Round: 7.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Fremont VenturesGenesis PartnersBaring Private Equity PartnersConcord Ventures;  JPMorgan Fleming;  Iris Capital

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Overview
Record updated: Dec 2009
Sector: Storage
Year Founded: 2000
Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: Sep 2005   Aug 2003
Capital Raised: 33.9M
Last Round: 7.0M
Ownership: Private