OUR ORIGIN STORY
Inspired by a leaf's natural architecture
After years of providing backup Internet service at a local ISP, Bigleaf’s founder Joel Mulkey was inspired to fix the mess that outdated network technology was causing for businesses that wanted to integrate redundant internet connections. Even customers who suffered from outages and performance issues would often refuse to integrate a second circuit because it was so hard to do successfully with existing network technology.
Convinced that there had to be a better solution, Joel looked to the redundant structure of a leaf’s veins as a model in nature of how to develop a redundant network architecture. This intention to make technology feel as natural as possible has been maintained throughout the development of Bigleaf, from building an easy-to-use interface, to having software that fails over gracefully.