Derek has more than 25 years of product marketing and product management experience with a focus on high-performance enterprise and service provider networking systems. At Aruba, an HPE company, he leads the product and technical marketing teams responsible for SD-WAN and SASE positioning for the SD-WAN portfolio including the Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform, acquired with Silver Peak. Before joining Silver Peak as VP, Product and Technical Marketing, Derek held a number of senior product management and marketing positions at networking companies including Extreme Networks, ConSentry Networks, Woven Systems, Brocade, and Cisco Systems via the Stratacom acquisition. Derek holds a BSEE from Stanford University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
In the form of the iconic David Letterman Top Ten List segment from his former Late Show, Silver Peak is counting down the Top Ten Reasons to Think Outside the Router. Click here for the #10 reason to retire traditional routers at the branch. The […]
Borrowing from the iconic David Letterman Top Ten List segment from his former Late Show, this new blog series will countdown the Top Ten Reasons to Think Outside the Router. The #10 reason it’s time to retire traditional routers at the branch: It’s getting cloudy! […]
“Turn Me Loose” I finally delivered four large boxes of CDs to my local library – my collection of nearly 1,000 titles, some as old as 33 years, like my Loverboy CD, when I acquired them in back in 1985. And back in 1985, or […]
The increasing adoption of SaaS and IaaS applications and infrastructure has been a catalyst for the rapid adoption of SD-WAN architectures. Directly connecting users to SaaS/IaaS instances from branch offices using lower cost internet services to augment (or even replace) MPLS provides the highest performance […]
There are a lot of reasons why IT is so excited about SD-WAN solutions these days. Of course, the potential cost savings of being able to leverage broadband internet connections securely and with high reliability are particularly compelling. But the true value of an SD-WAN […]