Pere is the co-founder and CTO at PLUMgrid where he builds innovative solutions in the areas of SDN and Cloud. Before founding PLUMgrid, Pere was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems in the Research and Advanced Development team, where he led innovation in the areas of cloud, security and converged infrastructure.
Prior to that, he was responsible for the architecture and technology of network services and their integration with switches and routers in data centers.
He sponsored some of the early work around SDN, including the SIGCOMM 2008 OF prototype on Cisco’s Flagship Catalyst 6500 platform. During his 12-years tenure at Cisco, Pere led the development and architecture of billion-dollar in the area of firewalls, L4-L7 load balancing, application development and data center switching. He has filed multiple patents in the area of networking, including control plane, data plane, security, load balancing and cloud, and is a frequent speaker at networking technology forums.