Industry luminaries bring strategic prowess to networking startup
Burlington, MA – February 21, 2018 – 128 Technology, the leader in Session Smart routing, today announced that Dino Farinacci and Shawn Zandi have joined the company’s Technical Advisory Board. With expertise spanning a broad array of networking technologies, Farinacci and Zandi will influence and guide the company’s long term technical strategy and product roadmap.
Farinacci is a visionary in the networking industry and brings deep networking protocol expertise to 128 Technology’s advisory board. He has developed and implemented many of the routing protocols that are in use today and is a technologist and former Cisco Fellow who is advancing the state of the art for the next-generation Internet. He is currently serving as an independent consultant for both incumbent and emerging networking vendors.
“128 Technology has a truly unique, software-based approach to routing that I believe will be revolutionary,” says Farinacci. “I was excited to join the 128 Technical Advisory Board because they are the only vendor with the passion in this space to innovate and be open at the same time. The team is world class and we plan together to bring new value, cost reduction, and simplicity to networking.”
Zandi is an infrastructure architect at LinkedIn. He is the product owner of the Falco and OpenFabric projects at LinkedIn, and is a board member on the OpenSwitch project steering committee. Zandi’s role at LinkedIn is to economically grow and scale data center, backbone, IP, and optical networks with correct architecture, long-term strategy, and clear roadmaps in place. He holds multiple patents and is an advisor to multiple technology startups in Silicon Valley.
“My passion lies in the creation of infrastructure that is able to scale in a way that supports the needs of today’s users,” says Zandi. “I see synergy between the scale challenges I solve today, and the potential of the 128 Technology solution, which has the capability to scale infinitely. 128 Technology could be developing the very first ‘real’ next generation routing solution and I’m happy to be along for this ride.”
The 128T Networking Platform expands network security capabilities and improves application performance while simplifying operations and dramatically reducing cost. The 128 Technology Session Smart SD-WAN solution is easy to deploy, transport agnostic and creates a secure, Session Smart fabric for customers.
“128 Technology is thrilled to welcome Dino and Shawn to our Technical Advisory Board,” said Ritesh Mukherjee, Director of Product Management at 128 Technology. “Their vision and experience are invaluable and integral to supporting our mission of transforming networking. Our customers are moving away from hardware-centric solutions to software and cloud-based solutions that are highly secure, simple, and offer superior performance.”
About 128 Technology
For businesses held back by the complexity of their networks, 128 Technology routing software simplifies everything with its revolutionary Session Smart technology. To learn more about 128 Technology’s unique approach to networking, visit www.128technology.com, and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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