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Tech Talk by JR Rivers: Evolution of Data Center Networks


In this Tech Talk, JR Rivers will cover the general changes occurring in data center networks today along with the drivers. He will talk a bit about switch HW architectures and silicon. Finally, he will delve into Cumulus Linux and how customers are leveraging the platform to simplify their networks along with a demo of their bleeding edge technology.

About JR

JR is the co-founder and CEO of Cumulus Networks where he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company. JR has been involved with networking since Ethernet only ran on coaxial cables. He's worked on some of the most foundational networking products of their time, from early Network Interface Cards at 3Com through switching and routing products at Cisco. JR's early involvement in home-grown networking at Google and as the VP of System Architecture for Cisco's Unified Computing System both helped fine tune his perspective on networking for the modern datacenters.

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  • Tejo P.

    Awesome talk. Great to see the demo, and also touch & feel the Quanta switch

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The talk was very interesting. I presume you would be posting the recording link as well.

    October 18, 2013

    • Vikram

      Vikram - Video will be posted @­ It will be a while as we have backlog of videos which need to be processed.

      October 21, 2013

  • Madhu K.

    Great talk.

    October 18, 2013

  • Vikram

    A Big Thanks to JR Rivers for sharing with us the core technology of Cumulus Networks, a successful demo and example use cases of how data centers are using it. Also thanks to the team of volunteers, Cumulus Networks and "The Fabric" for helping us manage this event.

    October 18, 2013

  • Vikram

    The event will be streamed live @

    October 17, 2013

  • Tejas B.

    While we all look forward to hear JR Rivers, we have a huge waiting list for the event. I request everyone to kindly update your RSVP in case you think you cannot make it for the event. The Meetup app for the iPhone/Android is very handy. Thanks!!

    October 15, 2013

  • Tejas B.

    Thanks for your overwhelming support!! With 2 days to our event, we are looking for couple more volunteers. If you are interested and can arrive at the venue at 5pm Thurs, please email us at [masked]


    October 14, 2013

  • Anu M

    Interested to widen my knowledge on SDN extensions

    October 14, 2013

  • Tejas B.

    Hello everyone,
    We are going to have yet another fabulous and knowledge packed event and we are super excited...

    We are looking for some volunteers to help us during this event. If you are interested in volunteering and can come a little early (5:00 pm) on the day of the event or can stay little late after the event,
    please send us an email at [masked]

    Cheers and looking forward!!

    2 · October 10, 2013

  • Rajan R.

    Rajan Raghavan

    October 10, 2013

  • Rs

    Packet pusher

    October 8, 2013

  • Mahi

    Experienced networking professional.

    September 23, 2013

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