The summer months have been very busy for the Stateless team — we have added new team members, conducted extensive market research and made great strides on our product development.
To begin the summer, we added five new team members. We grew our engineering team to include Travis Gockel, Maria Tamayo and Mike Watson. We have also added our first non-engineering team members, Rebecca Warren and myself, Clayton Schneider. You can read more about the team member’s backgrounds on theteam pageof our new website!
Just after adding the new team members near the end of May, we received a Phase I SBIR grant from theNational Science Foundation, and got straight to work (after a celebratory barbeque). This grant’s purpose is to aid with product-market fit validation, and we have been capitalizing on this opportunity to complete in-depth interviews with potential customers and industry experts.
As part of this interview process we have attended conferences all over the country. We attendedVMWorldin Las Vegas,SDxEin Austin, andNANOGin San Jose.
These interviews and conferences have helped us to develop our brand recognition, and Stateless is beginning to be recognized by the tech community as the face of network functions.
We were also happy to continue our partnership withCableLabsthis summer. In June we attendedCableLabs Summer Conferencein beautiful Keystone, CO, where we were able to be part of the first-ever Start-Up Alley. Through many conversations and interviews, we were able to gain helpful insights into the cable market segment, which we know will be key for our long-term growth.
Through all of this, Stateless’ developers have been able to further build out our product. Perhaps the our most important milestone was the development of our demo environment. This containerized, virtual data center allows the Stateless team to test new features/functionality without the overhead cost of a real data center. We’re running initial system tests in both the virtualized environment as well as in our first deployment at Earthnet. Over the next couple months, these system tests should help us to prove and refine our stability and reliability within existing deployments, aiding our work with additional partners to deploy in new environments.
We are looking forward to a productive fall! To stay updated, follow ourTwitter!