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While the recent movement toward network disaggregation has largely been associated with whitebox switches, the notion of modularizing monolithic systems is neither new nor confined to hardware and software. In this video, we look at the network disaggregation landscape, exploring some top-of-mind issues: vendor designs for disaggregation; support for integration and underlying hardware changes; likely targets for modularization, and what it will take to unlock them; and big network disruptors on the horizon.
In this video, you’ll hear from JR Rivers (Co-founder and CTO at Cumulus Networks), AE Natarajan (SVP of Engineering at Juniper Networks), and Keith Shinn (SVP, Head of Infrastructure at Caliber Home Loans).
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About the Participants:
SVP, Head of Infrastructure
Caliber Home Loans
Keith Shinn is Senior Vice President, Head of Infrastructure of Caliber Home Loans, one of the fastest growing mortgage lenders in the United States. Mr. Shinn joined Caliber Home loans in June 2018 and his current responsibilities include End User Services, Help Desk, Access and Identity management, Network, Data Management, and Server Management offerings for Caliber’s Technology platforms. Keith transition from Fidelity Investments where he had a 23yr career and was named a Fidelity Investments IT Fellow in 2013.
Co-founder and CTO
JR is co-founder and CTO of the company where he works on company, technology, and product direction. JR has been involved with networking since Ethernet only ran on coaxial cables. He’s worked on some of the most foundational networking products of their time, from early Network Interface Cards at 3Com through switching and routing products at Cisco. JR’s early involvement in home-grown networking at Google and as the VP of System Architecture for Cisco’s Unified Computing System both helped fine tune his perspective on networking for the modern datacenter.
A.E. Natarajan is the SVP at Juniper and heads the JUNOS and Routing. Previously, AE was the EVP, Head of Worldwide Engineering at Polycom, responsible for all product development, project management and engineering operations. Prior to Polycom, he served as vice president of engineering at Cisco, where he helped create and grow several billion-dollar product lines. AE has led numerous industry forums and has built and managed teams across multiple geographies. AE holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras.