OPENDAYLIGHT TAPS LEADER FROM VMWARE
Separately, the OpenDaylight Project, a Cisco and IBM driven consortium to define an open source SDN controller and framework, named an executive director this week. Nicolas Jacques has been tapped from VMware to oversee the project.
Jacques will oversee and provide guidance for all aspects of the OpenDaylight SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) project, from governance and technology, to community and marketing. Jacques will report to the OpenDaylight board of directors.
While at VMware, Jacques developed and marketed the company's software-defined data center vision and strategy, including VMware's vCloud suite. Jacques also founded and launched VMware's first cloud computing initiative in 2007.
Prior to VMware, Jacques was a consultant with Bain & Company. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with High Honors and a BS from Georgetown University.
OpenDaylight plans to introduce its "Hydrogen" release next month.
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