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... 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... Read More →
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Glenn Sullivan

Co-founder, SnapRoute
Glenn Sullivan co-founded SnapRoute in August 2015, where he is responsible for product direction by advocating for the end-user. Glenn’s experience as an operator of hyperscale data center networks, along with a strong background of technical support gives him a unique skill set... Read More →

Russ White

Network Archtiect, LinkedIn
Russ White began working with computers in the mid-1980's, and computer networks in 1990. He has experience in designing, deploying, breaking, and troubleshooting large scale networks, and is a strong communicator from the white board to the board room. Across that time, he has co-authored... Read More →

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