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Founder and CEO, Talari Networks
Andy brings over 20 years of network industry engineering and marketing leadership experience to Talari Networks. A leading expert in WAN/LAN switching and routing, he founded Talari Networks after previously serving in executive roles in both startups and public corporations. He was Vice President of Marketing at RouteScience, a route optimization startup, and before that led marketing at MMC Networks, the pioneering Network Processor developer, through its $4.5B acquisition by Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) in 2000. Andy also served on the board of LVL7 Systems, a network processing software company. Previously, he spent more than a dozen years at 3Com Corporation, highlighted by his leadership of the Switching Systems business unit through its development and introduction of the CoreBuilder 9000 enterprise switching platform. He also served as 3Com's Vice President of Marketing for Large Enterprise Markets and held a number of other senior marketing, product management, and engineering roles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Stanford University.
One impact of the movement to use more private and public cloud computing solutions is that it increases the likelihood that IT resources will be accessed over a relatively low capacity, high latency WAN. Even worse, in some cases these IT resources will be accessed over multiple WAN links. The panelists on this session will identify both the performance challenges associated with cloud computing as well as myriad technologies and services that IT organizations can use to mitigate the impact of those challenges.