Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Big Switch Hires VMware's Howie Xu

Big Switch Networks, a start-up based in Palo Alto, California, has hired Howie Xu to lead the R&D organization. Xu led VMware's networking R&D team for the past five years and, under his leadership, the team innovated and developed the industry's first Distributed Virtual Switch and collaborated with Cisco on Nexus 1000V. He joined VMware in 2002 as one of the lead developers in virtual networking. He is credited with co-inventing VMware's Virtual Switch and holds multiple patents in this area.


Big Switch is focused on OpenFlow and the benefits of virtualization and cloud architecture for enterprise networks. http://www.bigswitch.com

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