Tigera was established in 2016 to help organizations adopt cloud-native infrastructure solutions built on Calico and related technologies, and as a vehicle to contribute their extensive application communications expertise to the community.
Tigera has its roots in a deceptively simple insight: how we were building data centers — with relatively static virtual machines connected by SDN-controlled overlay networks — was already difficult to manage and troubleshoot, and would not support the impending move to cloud-native environments.
Our founders Christopher, Alex and Andy realized that the growth in workload volume and dynamicity would create new challenges for securing and scaling application connectivity. Moreover, traditional solutions could not be retrofitted to address these challenges. So they went back to the drawing board and applied best practices learned operating internet-scale networks, as well as cutting-edge distributed systems technologies.
The revolutionary open source project they launched, Calico, was immediately embraced by the emerging cloud native community.
Today, Tigera is trusted by many of the world’s largest enterprises to help them successfully address the connectivity challenges in migrating their applications to production Kubernetes environments.