A vendor’s SDN solution ecosystem strategy and partnerships can make the difference between long term SDN success, including lifecycle ROI protection, and failure.
Ian brings over 20 years of IT and networking experience, specializing in the areas of Data Center Architecture, Data Center Switching platforms, Campus LAN Architectures, Large Scale Routing, Security, Application Architectures, UNIX/Linux Systems, High-Performance Computing, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. He has provided “trusted advisor” guidance and consulting to US and Global Fortune 500 corporations, US and International government agencies, educational institutions, and small and medium businesses across a wide range of industry verticals. Some of his notable past industry projects include Identity Based Networking, Network Admission Control, Extensible Authentication Protocol, and several well known and widely deployed Ethernet switching security features. He is also a contributor to various industry standards organizations including the IETF, Payment Card Industry PCI-SSC, and the Open Group. Ian is the co-author of RFC 6820, and author/co-author of over a dozen issued and pending patents covering various areas in the networking, security, and communications technology space.
Prior to joining Huawei Ian spent over 11 years at Cisco as a Technical Leader. Before his role at Cisco he was a senior network engineer at BBN Planet/GTE Internetworking, one of the original Tier 1 ISPs and the firm that created the foundation of the internet (ARPANET). At BBN, he was a senior member of the network engineering staff responsible for the design, evolution, and sustaining engineering of the BBN global backbone and data centers running under the AS 1 and the 184.108.40.206/8 network.