PALO ALTO, California – October 28 – Pluribus Networks, the company that brings the power of virtualization to the network, today announced it has appointed Ram Bhide as the organization’s vice president of engineering. The role will see Bhide managing and directing corporate engineering for the company through strategic planning, product design, quality assurance and all customer-facings aspects of the product life-cycle.
Bhide brings significant technical and executive management experience to Pluribus Networks, having spent 20 years with Cisco Systems. His most recent role was Vice President of Engineering overseeing their enterprise routing solutions. Prior to that, he was responsible for delivering many of the company’s most popular switching and routing solutions, including the Catalyst 6800 family and ISR/ASR series of LAN and WAN products.
“Ram brings a distinctive blend of management and technical experience to our company, both of which will enable our growth and help us meet the growing demands of our customers,” said Kumar Srikantan, CEO of Pluribus Networks. “I have worked with Ram over the years and have admired his dedication, discipline and his ability to affect change. His years of experience driving innovation in the very same industry we serve will ensure he can hit the ground running the moment he walks through our office doors.”
“Pluribus entered the SDN market during its infancy and I have paid close attention to its progress. I have been aware of the company’s virtualization-centric vision for networking in the data center and its ability to deliver very innovative agile switching solutions that address today’s dynamic computing models,” said Ram Bhide, vice president of engineering, Pluribus Networks. “The time is now right for me to join. Alongside my new colleagues, I look forward to serving the rapidly growing software-defined marketplace.”
About Pluribus Networks
Pluribus Networks provides the missing component for software defined data centers – virtualized networking. Our open networking with fabric clustering solutions transform your existing, inflexible network infrastructure into a strategic asset that meets today’s dynamic business challenges. Our easily deployable architecture virtualizes the network to make it more resilient and intelligent while improving visibility and automating its operation. Our customers leverage their existing IT network infrastructure, running more cost efficiently and bringing new business applications online faster. Learn more at www.pluribusnetworks.com and @pluribusnet.
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