Patrick MeLampy

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Patrick MeLampy is a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at 128 Technology, a company that is attempting to "Fix the Internet."

Prior to 128 Technology, MeLampy was Vice President of Product Development for Oracle Communications Network Session Delivery products. Prior to Oracle, MeLampy was CTO and founder of Acme Packet, a company acquired by Oracle in February of 2013 for $2.1 billion dollars.

MeLampy has an MBA from Boston University, and an engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He has 28 years of experience and has been awarded 35 patents in the telecommunications field.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Patrick MeLampy and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Beware the networking industrial complex

Network engineers are from Mars, application engineers are from Venus

Network engineers are from Mars, application engineers are from Venus

We need to build a bridge between these groups and rise above the current set of solutions, or we will experience catastrophic infrastructure failures.

We need innovation to help escape from the cloud-services land of Oz

We need innovation to help escape from the cloud-services land of Oz

Industry-standard networking practices can streamline corporate access to public clouds.

Does your network have a trade imbalance?

Does your network have a trade imbalance?

Tariffs, trade balances and networking – help the network do what the business needs.

Don't let yourself be erased from the business needs narrative

Don't let yourself be erased from the business needs narrative

Rejoin the conversation by tuning into the business’ true needs. Become part of the narrative of your organization.

13 debts of tunnel networks

13 debts of tunnel networks

Tunnels in networking may solve some problems but create a mammoth set of long term technical debts that will ultimately have to be paid in full.

Networking anomalies

Networking anomalies

Total network security is nearly impossible. Use anomalies to mitigate the damage.

If applications speak in sessions, shouldn’t your router be session smart?

If applications speak in sessions, shouldn’t your router be session smart?

With software, routers can finally break the Rosetta stone of networking and understand the languages applications and services.

Is it time for a network tax cut?

Is it time for a network tax cut?

How did our profession ever get to a place where network taxes are deemed unworthy of our attention?

Behold the secure directional network connectivity of SuperWAN

Behold the secure directional network connectivity of SuperWAN

SuperWAN: able to secure directional network connectivity between locations! Able to provide session-by-session mutual authentication at each network element! Able to give you total control over all cryptographic keys used in...

Waxing or WANing

Waxing or WANing

While SD-WANs are a hot topic currently, Patrick MeLampy of 128 Technology believes that WANs will ultimately wane and give way to “wide area inter-networks."

WANs, tunnels and tags are things of the past

WANs, tunnels and tags are things of the past

A look at WAN deployments through the ages. The future of WANs is no-WAN.

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