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Making a Case for Network Virtualization


Date: December 12th 2012
Time: 11:00am PST
Location: Milpitas Room


Limitations of hardware-dependent networks are preventing enterprises from realizing the full potential of cloud computing, and therefore vastly limiting the return on their investment. Traditional networks don't scale in the same way storage and compute resources can scale and the only option generally is to scale up (purchasing bigger networking devices). There are several cons to this approach, such as; it’s not linearly scalable, it is expensive and this approach can cause service interruptions. The solution: virtualize the network. In this session, Ben Cherian will educate the audience on what network virtualization is and the potential for this modern approach.


Ben Cherian , Chief Strategy Officer , Midokura
Ben Cherian is a serial entrepreneur who loves playing in the intersection of business and technology. Prior to Midokura, his last role was as GM of Emerging Technologies at DreamHost, where he ran the cloud business unit. Prior to that, Ben ran a cloud-focused managed services company.
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