Tuesday Morning Keynote, October 26, 2010


Scalable Datacenter Network Architecture

Andreas Bechtolsheim, Chief Development Officer and Chairman, Arista Networks

I will discuss how the continuous advances in silicon technology and single-chip integration are redefining next-generation network architectures for large-scale data centers.

Bio: As Chief Development Officer, Andy Bechtolsheim is responsible for product development and technical direction of Arista Networks.

Previously Andy was a Founder and Chief System Architect at Sun Microsystems. Andy was also a Founder and President of Granite Systems, a Gigabit Ethernet startup acquired by Cisco Systems in 1996. From 1996 until 2003 Andy served as VP/GM of the Gigabit Systems Business Unit at Cisco that developed the very successful Catalyst 4500 family of switches. Andy was also a Founder and President of Kealia, a next generation server company acquired by Sun in 2004.

Andy received an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1976 and was a Ph.D. Student at Stanford University from 1977 until 1982.

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