JR Rivers is the co-founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks, where he works on company, technology, and product direction. JR has been involved with networking since Ethernet only ran on coaxial cables. He's worked on some of the most foundational networking products of their time, from early Network Interface Cards at 3Com through switching and routing products at Cisco. JR's early involvement in home-grown networking at Google and as the VP of System Architecture for Cisco's Unified Computing System both helped fine tune his perspective on networking for the modern data center.
JR has helped position Cumulus Networks as a pioneer in the networking space with its operating system allowing customers to build and operate their network with the mindset of the web-scale pioneers like Google and Amazon. In the past year, JR has helped the company more than double its customer base to more than 500, including 18 percent of the Fortune 50.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of JR Rivers and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.
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