|Fate||Acquired by Cisco Systems|
|Founders||Vinod Bhardwaj, Larry Blair|
Kalpana was a computer networking equipment manufacturer, located in Silicon Valley and co-founded by Vinod Bhardwaj, an entrepreneur of Indian origin, and Larry Blair. during the 1980s and 1990s. They named the company after Bhardwaj's wife, Kalpana, whose name means "imagination" in Sanskrit.
Kalpana is considered to be the inventor of Ethernet switching as the company was the first to introduce the concept of a multi-port network switch with its seven-port EtherSwitch in 1989.
|Forwarding method||cut-through ("on the fly") packet switching|
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