Big Switch taps Jeffrey Wang, a Cisco and Brocade vet, as VP of engineering

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Big Switch continues to staff up its executive suite, naming Jeffrey Wang, a 15-year Cisco(s csco) Systems veteran, as VP of engineering. Last month, the SDN company brought on a new CEO in Douglas Murray, from Juniper Networks (s jnpr).

Wang said he was attracted by Big Switch’s vision of merging bare-metal switches with SDN. That promise would let companies reconfigure and reprogram white box hardware with software as needed instead of having to buy expensive proprietary hardware upgrades.

Still most of SDN’s promise, remains just that — promise — with adoption patchy at best. Murray, as you might expect, said he thinks that’s about to change. “We’re entering a new stage — the monetization phase with real products and capabilities that people can leverage. That wasn’t the case two or three years ago,” he said in an interview.

Wang was most recently the VP at Brocade in charge of…

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