If there is a technology moving as quickly as SDN, it has to be photonics. SDN coupled with optical switching at Layer 1 allows the physical network to be reconfigured on demand to support changing traffic patterns and application demands.
Daniel Tardent is VP of Marketing & PLM at CALIENT Technologies. His primary focus is expanding the company's 3D MEMS Optical Circuit Switching technology into new applications and vertical markets including Data Centers and Software Defined Networks. An Australian-American, Daniel has previously held technology and business leadership positions at ADC, ADVA, Ericsson, and Alcatel-Lucent.