Calix is a leading telecom equipment supplier of access solutions for broadband service delivery. Service providers deploy Calix access systems to enable a rich set of information, communication and entertainment services and to expand their revenue base beyond connectivity. Calix has deployed millions of ports and tens of thousands of systems into over 400 service providers throughout North America. Azure led the first venture (non-angel) round of Calix and has supported the company and played an active role at the board level throughout its growth from product design to its current leading position in the access equipment market.  Calix had its IPO in March, 2010 and is listed as CALX on the New York Stock Exchange.


As our first venture board member and an active member of our board for ten years, Paul Ferris was instrumental in guiding Calix through signifigant growth during a variety of market conditions.”
— Carl Russo, President & CEO, Calix