Packet Design

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Packet Design, LLC
Industry Computer Software
Founded Palo Alto, CA (2003)
Key people
Management listing
Website Packet Design

Packet Design is an Austin, Texas-based network performance management software company credited with pioneering Route Analytics technology. This network monitoring technology analyzes routing protocols and structures in meshed IP networks by participating as a peer in the network to passively “listen” to Layer 3 routing protocol exchanges between routers for the purpose of network discovery, mapping, real-time monitoring and routing diagnostics.[1]

The company maintains offices in San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, Dubai, UAE, and Beijing, CN.


Packet Design, Inc. was co-founded in 2003, by Judy Estrin and Bill Carrico, notable network computing executives who have started seven companies together during their careers. Estrin served as CTO of Cisco Systems from 1998 to 2000, immediately prior to founding the company.[2]

Packet Design was acquired by Lone Rock Technology Group, the private equity firm of former NetQoS CEO, Joel Trammell, in March 2013. With the acquisition, Packet Design, Inc. became Packet Design, LLC and Scott Sherwood was named as the new CEO.[3]


For a number of years, Hewlett Packard offered OEM-licensed versions of Packet Design’s products integrated alongside their HP Network Node Manager called HP Route Analytics Management Software (RAMS).[4] Packet Design terminated the agreement and RAMS customers now receive support from Packet Design.[5]


  1. ^ O'Donnell, Glenn. "Route Analytics Enrich Technology Relationships" (PDF). META Delta. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Hardy, Quentin. "Mr. and Mrs. Network". Forbes. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Packet Design Acquired by Private Equity Firm; Appoints New CEO". San Francisco Gate. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Drogseth, Dennis. "HP invests in route analytics with Packet Design". Network World. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "HP Route Analytics Management Software (RAMS) - route analytics and management software - obsolescence_document - HPE Software Support". Retrieved 2017-06-28. 

External links[edit]

  1. Packet Design's Website
  2. Packet Design's Management Team