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Open Networking Summit 2017
April 3-6, 2017 - Santa Clara Convention Center

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Monday, April 3 • 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Disaggregated Networking: The Drivers, the Software - Glenn Sullivan, SnapRoute; Prashant Gandhi, Big Switch Networks; Russ White, Linkedin; Anshu Agarwal, HPE

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Dis-agregration is real… This trend started with SDN and the separation of Data plane and Control plane. The scope has expanded to include separate of hardware and software and created a whole new industry of white boxes, general purpose X86 commodity hardware. All three markets - Cloud, Enterprise and Carriers are now engaged in various solutions inside the Data Center. The disaggregation is impacted all parts of the network including Access and Edge layers. 

Panel covers latest advances in OS, Hardware and Software to enable a full interoperable ecosystem. 

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Anshu Agarwal

Head of Solutions & Partnership Dev, Communications Solutions Business HPE, HPE
Anshu is currently responsible for partnerships and solution development for HPE OpenNFV ecosystem. She also represents HPE on the board of Linux Foundation project, OpenDaylight. Prior to this role she was managing product management and marketing at ConteXtream, carrier-SDN company that was acquired by HPE. She has held positions at several networking companies including Juniper Networks, Ankeena (acquired by Juniper), Level 3 Communications... Read More →

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Prashant Gandhi

Vice President, Product & Strategy, Big Switch Networks
Prashant is VP and Chief Product Officer at Big Switch and leads product management, strategy and technology alliances. Prior to Big Switch, he spent 10+ years at Cisco in enterprise and data center switching, including Cat6K, Nexus 7K and Nexus 1000V.  He was also CEO and co-founder of Rohati Systems — a data center security company acquired by Cisco. Prashant holds a PhD. in electrical engineering from the University of... Read More →
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Glenn Sullivan

Customer Experience, SnapRoute
Glenn is the Director of Customer Experience, at SnapRoute. He is responsible for guiding product development and customer engagements to ensure a frictionless experience. Prior to SnapRoute, Glenn led the Network Software Development team at Apple. This group is responsible for the software that manages and controls the desegregated switching environments at Apple - empowering new network designs to reap the benefits of automation and... Read More →

Russ White

Russ White has co-authored more than forty software patents, spoken at venues throughout the world, participated in the development of several internet standards, helped develop the CCDE and the CCAr, and worked in Internet governance with the Internet Society. Russ is currently a member of the Architecture Team at LinkedIn. Currently on the Routing Area Directorate at the IETF, and co-chairs the IETF I2RS and BABEL working groups. MSIT, MACM... Read More →

Monday April 3, 2017 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Grand Ballroom E