Jim Ritchings, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Alliances Organization at F5.
Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President Windows Server and System Center.
Chad Kinzelberg, senior Vice President of business and corporate development at Palo Alto Networks.
Hatem Naguib, Vice President, Networking and Security, VMware.
Philip M. Papadopoulos, Prism Project Principal Investigator and Chief Technology Officer, SDSC
Benjamin Nathan, Director, IT Operations and Infrastructure at Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Jeff Ames, Executive Vice President at Switch Super|NAP
Mio Babic, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of iStreamPlanet
Raj Dutt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Voxel International Hosting Company.
"The critical requirements for the network in the data center have been changing - Intel's Nehalem processor, Solid-State Storage, mobile Virtual Machines, and the ever increasing demands for space, power, and cooling have stressed the data center past a breaking point. The Gigabit Ethernet network of yester-year is waning in capability to support this new IT Infrastructure and with 10GbE coming built into servers, and a near-term future of 40Gb and 100Gb Ethernet it is time for the networking industry to take the same order of magnitude performance steps forward that the server and storage market have. The Arista 7500 modular switching platform is the first of its kind built to support this next-generation of networking requirements where high-density 10GbE is the default connectivity, Ethernet is lossless, power efficiency is critical, and space is at a premium."
Vanessa Alvarez of Frost & Sullivan
Nick Lippis, President of Lippis Consulting
"The Arista 7500 provides extremely strong port density and price value. It also takes up much less space than competing switches, and it uses copper cabling to cut down on installation costs. It should be highly competitive in the high performance computing market."
Paula Musich, Senior Analyst, Current Analysis
"The data center is undergoing unprecedented change. First we consolidated servers and storage into fewer and larger data centers for the simple economies of scale and operation. With the growing dominance of the X86 architecture, virtualization enabled a second tier of consolidation with CapEx, OpEx and operational quality benefits, and in turn accelerated the use of new operational and organizational models (utility computing, service oriented IT). This rapid evolution is continuing, fueled by the remarkable progress in multi-core CPU’s and storage technologies. Data center networking is hardly immune to any of this and must evolve in performance, cost performance and even architecture in order not to be the Achilles Heel of all of this. This is a perfect time for a well-funded team of experienced networking leaders to disrupt this market with innovation. "
Peter Christy, Co-Founder & Principal Analyst, Internet Research Group
Servers and Storage:
Forrest Norrod, Vice President and General Manager of Dell’s Server Platform Division.
David Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fusion-io
Bob Schoettle, Chief Marketing Officer, Panasas
Craig Betts, Chief Executive Officer, Solace Systems.
David Young, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Joyent.
Luke Lonergan, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Greenplum Software.
Silicon and Semiconductors:
Martin Lund, Senior Vice President, Network Switching Line of Business, Broadcom
Tom Swinford, Intel® Ethernet General Manager
1Source:A High-Performance Cluster for Biomedical Research Using 10 Gigabit Ethernet iWARP Fabric, November 2009,
Kianoosh Naghshineh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chelsio Communications
Bruce Tolley, Vice President of Marketing, Solarflare
Steve McNeany, CEO, Activ Financial.
Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO, Chelsio Communications
Bob Nunn, CEO, Fulcrum Microsystems
Peter Phaal, President, InMon Corp.
Steve Schultz, director of product marketing, LAN Access Division, Intel
Nanette Boden, Ph.D. President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Myricom.
Dr. Parag Pruthi, Founder and CEO, NIKSUN.
Bernie Davidovics, CTO and founder, SeaNet Technologies.
Craig Betts, CEO, Solace Systems.
Russell Stern, President and CEO, Solarflare Communications.
– Barry Thompson, Founder and CTO of Tervela.
Denny Page, Chief Engineer, TIBCO Software.
Brett Collars, Director, TS-Associates.
Guido Appenzeller, former head of the Clean Slate Lab and CEO and Co-Founder of Big Switch Networks
Amr Awadallah, CTO at Cloudera
Andy Green, Vice President, Business and Channel Development
Donal O'Sullivan, VP Product Management at Corvil
Erik Giesa, SVP of Marketing and Business Development at ExtraHop Networks
Don Clark, Director of Business Development, IT Platform Group, NEC Corporation of America (NEC)
Steven Shalita, Vice President, Marketing at NetScout Systems
Chad Kinzelberg, Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at Palo Alto Networks
Paul Rad, Vice President Rackspace
Sanjay Castelino, VP of products, SolarWinds
Bill Gaylord, senior vice president of business development, Splunk
Raj Jalan, CTO, A10 Networks
Saïd Ziouani, CEO, Ansible
Keerti Melkote, CTO, Aruba Networks
Mike Olson, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Cloudera
Sunil Khandekar, CEO, Nuage Networks
Mike Werner, Senior Director, Global Technology Ecosystems, Red Hat
Colin Savage, VP, Business Development, Splunk
Chad Kinzelberg, SVP of Business and Corporate Development, Palo Alto Networks
Nigel Kersten, CIO, Puppet Labs
David Hatfield, President, Pure Storage
Ben Nye, CEO, VMTurbo
Sanjay Katal, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances & OEMs, VMware
Punit Minocha, VP, Business Development, Zscaler
Greg Dahl, EVP of Products and Strategy, CacheIQ
Peder Ulander, CMO, Cloud.com
Randy Bias, CTO, Cloudscaling
Rich Wolski, Founder and CTO, Eucalyptus Systems
Jason Hoffman, Founder and Chief Scientist, Joyent
Yutaka Yasuda, Arista Square Principal, Kyoto Sangyo University
John Schroeder, CEO and Co-Founder, MapR Technologies
Satoshi Konno, VP, Product Strategies, Morphlabs
Martin Buhr, VP, Sales and Business Development, Nimbula
David Day, CTO, Zeus
Donal O'Sullivan, VP Product Management at Corvil
Corvil is a provider of monitoring systems for Global Fortune 2000 enterprises. The company was founded in 2000 and operates from New York, London, Singapore, Tokyo and Dublin. Customers use Corvil for precision monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting of performance for their applications and networks. Corvil captures, analyzes, alerts and reports on all data that is required for real-time business analysis. For more information on Corvil please visit www.corvil.com
Sri Sundaralingam, VP of Product Management & Marketing at Emulex
Endace is the only global supplier of intelligent network recorders and infrastructure that can continuously copy every packet on 10Gbps, 40G and/or 100G network links without data loss. To navigate the terabytes of data recorded by the system, an integrated application-aware, browser-based Network Search Engine allows global organizations to cut to the heart of their network/security issues for definitive event resolution. This unique capability accelerates response times to network and security issues, manages IT risk, improves operational efficiency and maximizes network uptime. Hundreds of Endace Intelligent Network Recorders can be centrally managed for a searchable universal view of all the data on a large, worldwide network. Endace's marketing headquarters is in Sunnyvale, California. R&D is in Auckland, New Zealand. Sales offices across the US, in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia provide support for customers. Quoted on London's AIM, the company’s stock code is LSE: EDA.L.
Erik Giesa, SVP of Marketing and Business Development
ExtraHop provides the real-time operational intelligence required to make IT more agile and proactive. The world’s best-run IT organizations use ExtraHop to manage more than a quarter-million devices and monitor billions of transactions daily, including Adobe, Alaska Airlines, Concur, Expedia, and Microsoft. Winner of many innovation awards from Gartner, Interop, and others, the ExtraHop platform auto-discovers and auto-classifies all applications and systems out of the box, providing the correlated, real-time visibility essential for dynamic environments. The ExtraHop platform deploys without agents and delivers value in less than 15 minutes, making it the most cost-effective solution on the market. Follow us on Twitter @ExtraHop.
Tim Sullivan, President at nPulse Technologies Inc.
nPulse Technologies, Inc. takes the pulse of the world’s fastest networks. For customers with extremely big pipes of 10Gbps or more, who run intelligence-driven security and network operations, nPulse solutions are open, standards-based collection platforms that integrate ultrafast flow and packet capture probes with big data analytics. Unlike traditional packet capture solutions which are proprietary, expensive, and unable to scale to today's network core speeds, nPulse platforms capture 100% of network traffic at 20 Gbps and utilize a Big Data analytics approach to significantly reduce the time, effort, and resources required to produce actionable intelligence.
Dimitri Vlachos, Vice President of Marketing for Riverbed Performance Management
Riverbed delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.Riverbed delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.
Bruce Tolley, Vice President Solutions Marketing at Solarflare
Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O products that bridge the gap between applications and the network, delivering improved performance, increased scalability, and higher return on investment. The company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as high frequency trading, high performance computing, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare's products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell, IBM, and HP. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California and has an R/D site in Cambridge, UK. Learn more at http://www.solarflare.com
Bill Gaylord, Sr. Vice President, Business Development at Splunk
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk®software collects indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 5,200 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cyber-security risk. Splunk Storm™, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing applications in the cloud. To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.
Steve Rodgers, CTO at TS-Associates
TS-Associates is the leading supplier of Precision Instrumentation solutions for latency sensitive trading systems. With TipOff for network and data flow monitoring, Correlix for trade flow analysis and Application Tap for software event instrumentation, TS-Associates is the only vendor to offer a complete range of Precision Instrumentation solutions capable of providing nanometric transparency into the latency dynamics of trading systems, catering to the needs of both technology and business users. TS-Associates Precision Instrumentation solutions have been integrated with all leading transaction, market data, middleware and high frequency trading systems. With deployments at leading financial institutions, including exchanges, brokerages and trading firms throughout North America, Europe and AsiaPac, TS-Associates offers a truly global support capability through its centres in London, New York, Tokyo and Singapore. More information about TS-Associates can be found at www.ts-a.com