Cisco veteran Prashant Gandhi joins Big Switch Networks to oversee open SDN suite

Infotech Lead India: Cisco veteran Prashant Gandhi has joined SDN provider Big Switch Networks to oversee complete Open SDN Suite.

Prashant Gandhi joins Big Switch as vice president of Product Management.

Before joining Big Switch, Gandhi was senior director, product management and marketing, data center group at Cisco where he led product management of Cisco ONE Controller, Nexus 1000V virtual switch, VXLAN-based network virtualization as well as Cisco’s SDN and cloud network services product and go-to-market strategy.

He came to Cisco in 2009 through the acquisition of Rohati Systems where he was CEO and co-founder. Prior to Rohati, Gandhi held product positions at Cisco in both enterprise and service provider business groups.

“Prashant is qualified given his extensive data center experience in both physical and virtual networking, as well as a deep productization and go-to-market expertise,” said Big Switch CEO and co-founder Guido Appenzeller.

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