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Aviatrix Names Steven Mih as Chief Executive Officer

As cloud native networking gains momentum, technology veteran joins Aviatrix to lead company into next phase of growth.
Santa Clara, California, September 27, 2016

Aviatrix Systems, a pioneer in cloud native networking, today announced the appointment of Steven Mih as chief executive officer. A technology veteran and evangelist, Mih will lead Aviatrix into its next phase of growth, building on the momentum of the company’s recent GA launch and a $10M Series A funding round led by Ignition Partners and Formation 8 announced in September 2015.

Mih most recently served as the SVP of worldwide field operations at Mesosphere, starting in early 2015. Prior to Mesosphere, Mih served as the SVP of worldwide sales at Couchbase, the fastest growing startup in the NoSQL database field. Joining Couchbase as an early employee and the company’s first business hire, Mih was responsible for securing initial strategic multimillion-dollar customers and scaling the sales organization. He earlier served as the vice president of worldwide sales for Transitive, which was acquired by IBM in 2008. Mih holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

“Steven is a proven leader in getting the enterprise to adopt disruptive technologies,” said Shirish Sathaye of Formation 8. “Along with his energy and enthusiasm, he adds extensive experience in distributed, cloud native software to the Aviatrix team’s deep networking expertise.”

Mih join’s Aviatrix to continue the expansion of its cloud native networking software, an end-to-end cloud networking solution that makes it simple to scale virtual private clouds (VPCs). Its solution provides secure connectivity to a wide range of cloud architectures and delivers end-to-end network security. Its user centric UI and software defined architecture vastly abstracts complexity, enabling cloud production engineers to setup, connect and secure cloud networks within a few clicks from a central controller.

“My goal is to extend Aviatrix’s position as the trusted leader in cloud native networking. The Aviatrix technical team have unparalleled networking expertise across both the datacenter and cloud environments. With their impressive track record for delivering innovative product to customers, Aviatrix is a compelling opportunity as enterprises move to software-defined cloud networking and scale cloud network segments, also known as virtual private clouds,” said Mih. “Aviatrix has tremendous growth potential and the ability to create and lead the cloud native networking market.”

About Aviatrix

Aviatrix is the leading provider of advanced networking and security services for the multi-cloud enterprise. Public cloud providers – such as AWS, Azure, GCP and Oracle OCI – are becoming the physical infrastructure for enterprise IT. Aviatrix networking and security software services – born in the cloud, for the cloud – embrace and extend native public cloud constructs and infrastructure and provide the operational simplicity, security and performance required for enterprises moving to the cloud. Services include: advanced transit networking, network segmentation, next-generation firewall integration, smart SAML VPN and site-to-cloud VPN access, cloud to Internet egress filtering, high-performance encryption, and many more. Learn more at

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