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Thursday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 2:20pm
SDN Software and Bare Metal Switching Hardware: Patterns Of Successful Deployments, Kyle Forster, Big Switch

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SDN Software's architectural promise with bare metal switching hardware's economic promise is widely recognized as a powerful combination.  However, the enterprise, SP and government organizations that stand to benefit have deeply entrenched habits that are challenging and expensive to change.  This talk will touch on patterns of success that we have seen here at Big Switch when introducing these new networking technologies.  Topics will range from unspoken requirements to use cases to organizational designs that predict success, with implications for introduction of other innovative networking technologies.

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Kyle Forster

Co-Founder, Big Switch Networks
Kyle spent most of his career at Cisco, serving in various product management and technical strategy roles. He launched three v1.0 products in wireless and security and finished his time there managing a ~$100 million portfolio of Cisco’s WLAN Controllers. In between Cisco and Big... Read More →

Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Grand Ballroom H Santa Clara Convention Center