Cisco executive Jeffrey Wang joins SDN vendor Big Switch Networks

Cisco Systems executive Jeffrey Wang has joined SDN vendor Big Switch Networks as vice president of Engineering.

Wang will lead engineering for the company’s pipeline of SDN Fabric solutions, including its Unified Physical + Virtual (P+V) Cloud Switching Fabric currently in beta and its SDN Monitoring Fabric.

Recently, Big Switch Networks appointed former Juniper executive Douglas Murray as its CEO.

Jeffrey Wang

At Cisco, he was most recently vice president of Engineering in the Data Center Group with responsibilities ranging from Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) software to hypervisor switching and I/O technologies such as the Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) and the Nexus 1000v vSwitch.

Earlier in his career, he managed the software development team of the Cisco Catalyst 6500, the most widely used data center switch in the industry, and drove the popular Virtual Switching System (VSS).

In addition, he was vice president at Brocade responsible for software development of Data Center IP Fabric solutions (VCS/VDX), helping grow their switching fabric footprint to more than a thousand customers during his tenure.

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