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Brocade names security CTO and Fellow

Nahari comes over from NVIDIA; Meyer moves up from service provider CTO

Brocade recently named Hadi Nahari vice president and security CTO, and SDN “All-Star” David Meyer as a Brocade Fellow. Meyer was a Cisco engineer back when SDN started generating significant interest.

Nahari is a 20 year industry veteran. Prior to joining Brocade, he was chief security architect of mobile and software platforms at NVIDIA. He also held principal security architect roles at PayPal, MontaVista Software, Motorola, NetScape and the U.S. Government.

Nahari holds 13 patents, 11 in the U.S. and two in the European Union.

Meyer joined Brocade in 2012 from Cisco, where he was Distinguished Engineer for 14 years. Meyer was working on SDN technologies when he left Cisco for Brocade to be chief scientist and service provider CTO. He is a founding chair of the Internet Research Task Force's Software-Defined Networking Research Group and also chairman of the OpenDaylight Project.

Brocade Fellow is a recognition that acknowledges outstanding contributions and significant achievements at Brocade and industrywide. Meyer will focus on a range of emerging technologies, including machine learning, Brocade said.

"Hadi and Dave each bring a wealth of knowledge and experience across many different technology sectors, including mobile, machine learning, massively scalable systems, and security,” said Brocade CTO and Senior Vice President Ken Cheng, in a statement.

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