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Stanford University Networking Seminar


Guido Appenzeller (VMware)
Lessons from 7 years of Software Defined Networking: What worked, what didn’t work and where we are today

12:15pm, Tuesday, May 26 2015
Allen 101X

About the Talk

Software Defined networking over the past 7 years has risen from obscurity to a major industry trend that is reshaping the $50 billion networking industry. In this talk we want to look at the cause for the emergence of SDN, its origins, the success and failure of various architectural models and the main drivers for its adoption in industry today.

About the Speaker

Guido Appenzeller is the CTSO of Networking & Security at VMware. Before VMware he co-founded Big Switch Networks and led the company for 4 years as CEO. Previously Guido founded and was CTO at Voltage Security that he helped grow to profitability and over 1,000 Enterprise Customers. From 2008 to 2010 Guido was a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University where he led the development of the OpenFlow reference software and standard. Guido was named a top Technology Leader on the MIT TR35, a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and M.S. (Diploma) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.