Pedal to the Metal
Pedal to the Metal
/ Jun 19, 2013 0 COMMENTS

This is the most exciting time in Silver Peak’s history. Our revenue growth and market leadership in virtualized networking software are rapidly changing the WAN optimization market and opening doors to new market opportunities.  To take advantage of these new opportunities, I am stepping up as CEO of Silver Peak. I replace Rick Tinsley, who…

IT Roles Shift with Virtualization
IT Roles Shift with Virtualization
/ Mar 4, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Beyond just being a technology, virtualization is beginning to drive shifts in the way people organize their IT departments. It opens the door for non-networking IT professionals to solve their data mobility challenges without necessarily involving the networking department. Emerging concepts like software-defined data acceleration and network function virtualization (NFV) will help storage and application…

In the Cloud, Many Enterprises Overlook the Most Critical Component
In the Cloud, Many Enterprises Overlook the Most Critical Component
/ Feb 15, 2012 2 COMMENTS

It seems that everyone today is talking about “the cloud,” but most of the discussion seems to be about putting a bunch of machines in one place to achieve elastic compute capabilities. What hasn’t received as much attention are the “networking” aspects of cloud deployments. And if there is any attention to networking, it tends…

IPv6 Moving from Vision to Roadmap
IPv6 Moving from Vision to Roadmap
/ Jan 10, 2012 0 COMMENTS

There are some perennial IT trends that crop up each year about this time, and in networking, IPv6 always seems to be in the mix.  Well, after many years, I think IPv6 is moving from a check-box item which “I’ll promise to do one day,” to being something where customers are now saying “you guys…

Virtualization Breaks Networking, Server, and Storage Silos
Virtualization Breaks Networking, Server, and Storage Silos
/ Dec 28, 2011 0 COMMENTS

This year, 2011, has been an incredible year of technology innovation and change, and 2012 promises to be even more exciting as the dynamics of networking, server, and storage technology further evolve and become interconnected. During the next few weeks, I’ll outline some of my expectations of change and disruption for the coming year and…