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Paul Lappas

Date Joined
August 24, 2012

Big Switch Networks From (Current)
Statement of Interest

Liberate OpenStack deployments from traditional network barriers


I'm responsible for developing and driving Big Switch Networks' open source strategy. I work on evangelism and product management for our open source portfolio: Floodlight (the leading open source SDN Controller), the Floodlight Apps, Indigo (a framework for enabling OpenFlow on p- and v-switches), as well as our OpenStack Plug-ins (currently Quantum and soon-to-be Horizon).

Prior to Big Switch, I was Director of Products at Piston Cloud Computing, a distribution of OpenStack.

From 2006 to 2011, I was VP Engineering and co-founder of GoGrid, a pioneering IaaS service provider, where I was responsible for all engineering and product delivery efforts, technology operations & IT, architecture, and was a founding member of the team that defined the product concept that was built entirely from scratch using only open-source tools, including OpenStack Swift.




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