Welcome to Heavy Networking, a podcast on data networking that gets ‘heavy’ with the conversation.
Back in May 2011 I first met our guest, Guido Appenzeller, with a startup that was working on the idea of Software Defined Networking–a company called Big Switch Networks.
While OpenFlow didn’t work out the way we both thought it would, Big Switch Networks continues today, but in 2014 Guido joined his colleague from Stanford, Martin Casado, in the NSX business unit.
After four years at VMware leading and building the NSX business as CTO, he is leaving for new pastures. But before he gets there, we wanted to have a discussion about the future of networking.
We talk about the role of public cloud in IT, where the industry is with the adoption of “software-defined,” the rise of whitebox, the P4 programming language, and more.
We also find out about Guido’s new gig at Yubico.
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