Monday, May 6, 2013

Big Switch Hires a Key SDN Exec from Cisco


Big Switch Networks named Prashant Gandhi as vice president of product management, where he will oversee the company’s complete Open SDN Suite, which includes Big Network Controller, Big Virtual Switch, Big Tap and Switch Light, as well as Project Floodlight open source projects, including the Floodlight controller, Indigo and other applications contained with the project.


Prior to joining Big Switch, Gandhi was senior director, product management and marketing, data center group at Cisco where he led product management of Cisco ONE Controller, Nexus 1000V virtual switch, VXLAN-based network virtualization as well as Cisco’s SDN and cloud network services product and go-to-market strategy.  He came to Cisco in 2009 through the acquisition of Rohati Systems where he was CEO and co-founder.  Prior to Rohati, Gandhi held product positions at Cisco in both enterprise and service provider business groups.

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