About Us

About Us

Founded in the heart of Silicon Valley in 1999, Network Distributors pioneered and created some of the very first open market solutions for optical transceivers.

Today we offer 1,000’s of solutions for 100’s of OEM switch models. Along the way our customers have captured real savings of over $100M versus the OEM prices they were paying.

Network Distributors

The Open Optics Specialists

Our Open Solutions Portfolio

Provides Customers Real Choices Versus OEM Lock-in

Optical Transceivers

100% real-world tested OEM equivalent optical transceivers

Optical Line Systems

Open optical line systems enabling affordable 100G+ DWDM connections

Networking Switches & OS

Open networking switches and operating systems from industry leading ODM’s

Expert Consulting

Expert consulting on compatible configurations of transceivers, switches and optical line systems

Break-out of OEM lock-in

Discover and capture real savings with Network Distributors’ open networking solutions. Real choice, real savings, real solutions to affordable bandwidth growth.

The ND solution team brings together decades of experience in optical transceiver compatibility testing, optical network engineering, supply chain orchestration, new product development and program management.

We partner with best-in-class transceiver manufacturers and ODM’s, selected value-added resellers and a great variety of real-world product testers to create affordable open networking solutions.

ND participates in the open networking movement led by industry groups such as:

Our lab testing covers the gamut from individual part performance verification to building end-to-end test beds for verifying throughput, scalability and distance.

We continuously update the lab testbed with new capabilities to enable proof-of-concept testing new networking technologies such as PAM4 and coherent optics.

ND’s OEM compatibility test lab is stocked with over 150 different switch models from a comprehensive set of OEM brands.

Founded in 1999 in San Jose, CA, Network Distributors created some of the very first open market solutions for optical transceivers and for server memory.

ND was a founding member of UNEDA, the United Network Equipment Dealers Association, and was acquired by Salt Creek Capital in 2017.