Former Cisco star joins Arista Networks

Cloud networking vendor Arista Networks continues to cherry pick top talent from Cisco Systems.

In her blog today, Arista Networks President and CEO - Jayshree Ullal announced the appointment of a former Cisco star as Arista's new vice president of marketing - Douglas Gourlay. According to Arista, Gourlay will be responsible for product and solutions marketing, communications, and the strategic alliances of Arista Networks (which is a vendor that builds networking platforms enabling customers to build network systems optimized for high-performance computing, virtualization and cloud deployments). It's my opinion that as Cisco's former VP of Data Center Marketing, Gourlay now brings to Arista his formidable skills in masterfully articulating just how it is that a particular technology can benefit large datacenter and computing environments. As an example of how his mind is always thinking two-steps ahead, I present for your review below, Gourlay's own blog story which articulates the exact reasons why he has joined Arista Networks today:

Additionally, Gourlay entertainingly "pens" the following must read blogs: loopback0 Default Gateway

What's your take on Gourlay joining Arista Networks?

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