The Fabric is sponsoring this edition of Tech Talk! JR Rivers will cover the general changes occurring in data center networks today along with the drivers. He will talk a bit about switch HW architectures and silicon. Finally, he will delve into Cumulus Linux and how customers are leveraging the platform to simplify their networks along with a demo of their bleeding edge technology.
JR is the co-founder and CEO of Cumulus Networks where he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company. 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 datacenters.