Infinera has formed a new cloud networks group focused on the data center market and hired Stuart Elby, Ph.D., as senior vice president of cloud network strategy and technology.
Prior to Infinera, Dr. Elby served as the vice president and chief technologist of Verizon Labs, where he was responsible for developing Verizon’s technology vision and target network architecture to support emerging products and services. In this role, he had significant influence in the network architecture and development of Verizon’s platforms for metro and long haul networks, including Verizon’s cloud and digital video services. Dr. Elby led the design, development and launch of cloud services platforms for Verizon Digital Media Services and managed the specification and design of multiple core services platforms including cloud and API secure gateway. Dr. Elby holds a bachelor’s degree in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester and received a MSEE and Doctorate in Telecommunications from Columbia University. He serves on the advisory boards of several university, government and industry consortia.
"As cloud services play a larger role in the telecommunications infrastructure, Infinera is committed to focusing on the specific requirements of cloud networks and delivering technologies that enable the continued evolution of this fundamental market shift," said Infinera CEO Tom Fallon. “Dr. Elby brings invaluable industry experience that will help accelerate Infinera’s ability to win in this market."