|[January 21, 2013]
Silver Peak CTO David Hughes Addresses 'SDN - Hype or Reality'
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Peak has launched the first of a six-part video series that features
Silver Peak (News - Alert) founder and CTO, David Hughes, looking ahead into the key
information technology (IT) trends for 2013. The first video in the
series looks at what's real and what's not with software
defined networking (SDN) and why SDN
may now be a "game changer."
In this video, Hughes highlights that certain hypervisor-centric network
elements will be deployed as software in the enterprise, citing the cost
and simplicity benefits.
"There've been things lik this before," says Hughes. "Previous attempts
to split the control and data plane were not successful, but now, the
confluence of split data/control plane with the ability to control
hypervisors directly radically changes the dynamics."
Hughes goes on to say that SDN offers a whole new tool kit for
redirecting traffic in a very seamless way, enabling companies to
optimization very easily.
The SDN video is the first in a series of six videos featuring Hughes.
Each video looks at areas of IT and networking that Hughes feels will be
accentuated during the coming year.
About Dr. David Hughes
Dr. David Hughes is founder and CTO of Silver Peak Systems. He started
Silver Peak in 2004 after a year as an Entrepreneur in Residence at
Benchmark Capital. David holds fifteen patents covering packet
scheduling, routing and control algorithms. He earned his PhD in
electrical and computer engineering from Wollongong University,
Australia, and holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from
Auckland University in New Zealand.
About Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak software accelerates data between data centers, branch
offices and the cloud. The company's software-defined acceleration
solves network quality, capacity and distance challenges to provide fast
and reliable access to data anywhere in the world. Leveraging its
leadership in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization,
Silver Peak is a key enabler for strategic IT projects like
virtualization, big data and disaster recovery. Download Silver Peak
software today at silver-peak.com/marketplace.
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