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You asked for it, we listened, and now we’re delivering! This episode, host Brian calls on Pete Lumbis and special guest David Illes from Mellanox to answer a question we got on our community Slack channel: “What are middle-tier customers doing for storage of Cumulus enabled solutions?” David and Pete share not only what’s changing for middle-tier customers but also tackle the topic of storage solutions in general. What sort of things are we seeing as customers migrate to Ethernet storage? Listen and find out.
Brian O’Sullivan: Brian currently heads Product Management for Cumulus Linux. For 15 or so years he’s held software Product Management positions at Juniper Networks as well as other smaller companies. Once he saw the change that was happening in the networking space, he decided to join Cumulus Networks to be a part of the open networking innovation. When not working, Brian is a voracious reader and has held a variety of jobs, including bartending in three countries and working as an extra in a German soap opera. You can find him on Twitter at @bosullivan00.
David Iles: David is Senior Director of Ethernet Switching at Mellanox Technologies. Over the last 20 years, David has held leadership roles at 3COM, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, and IBM where he pioneered advanced network technologies including High Speed Ethernet, Layer 4-7 switching, Virtual Machine-aware networking, and Software Defined Networking. David’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to join two startups to build exceptional technical marketing teams at Alteon Web Systems and BLADE Network Technologies. As a life-long technologist, David has several patents in the area of data center networking.
David’s current focus is on enabling the sales of Mellanox Ethernet Switches into the evolving landscape of data center networking, HCI and SDS infrastructure, Open Networking, and cloud computing. Looking for more from David? Read his latest blogs here.
Pete Lumbis: CCIE R&S #28677 and CCDE 2012::3, Pete is a Technical Marketing Engineer at Cumulus Networks. He helps customers build and design next generation, fully automated data centers. He can be found on Twitter at @PeteCCDE