Brocade has appointed networking industry visionary David Meyer to the position of Service Provider business chief technology officer and chief scientist, the networking solutions provider announced on 22 October.
Meyer is a foremost authority on software-defined networking (SDN), Internet routing and OpenFlow technologies, and will play an integral role in the shaping of Brocade's cloud networking, advanced routing and application delivery strategy, the company said in a statement.
Meyer will report to Ken Cheng, vice president and general manager of the Routing, Application Delivery and Software Networking Group.
In this new role, Meyer will be responsible for working with tier-1 service providers, cloud hosting providers and Web 2.0 content providers worldwide.
With over three decades of networking industry experience, Meyer is best known for his innovative work in defining the future direction of Internet technologies. Prior to joining Brocade, Meyer held various positions at Cisco Systems, most recently as a Distinguished Engineer focused on examining the growing role of OpenFlow and SDN within the enterprise and service provider markets.
He is often credited as being a leading expert in networking technology who has made numerous contributions that have significantly shaped the evolution of the Internet.
"The networking industry is undergoing an evolutionary period unlike any we've recently seen," he said. "The companies that are going to emerge victorious are those with the right combination of networking expertise, technology vision and business smarts. With its heritage for driving continued innovation, I believe that Brocade is well positioned to achieve growth within the hotly contested service provider networking market."
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