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Tuesday, 17 February 2015 23:50

VIDEO: Interview with Emulex Senior VP of Marketing, Shaun Walsh


Emulex provides enterprise-class connectivity, monitoring and management solutions for high-performance next-gen networks and data centres and we interviewed them to find out more.

Emulex says that it provides ‘connectivity, monitoring and management solutions for high-performance networks, delivering provisioning, end-to-end application visibility, optimisation and acceleration for the next generation of software-defined, telco and Web-scale data centres.’

The company’s I/O connectivity portfolio has been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs and ODMs worldwide, which is something that doesn’t happen by accident.

Emulex says this ‘enables organisations to manage bandwidth, latency, security and virtualisation’, and ‘monitor and improve application and network performance management.’

iTWire was invited to talk to Emulex and its Senior VP of Marketing, Shaun Walsh, about its operations, what the company does and its local customers in Australia, with the video embedded below.

In addition, Emulex announced David Williams as VP of product management and strategy for the Network Visibility Products (NVP) portfolio, where he will be responsible for driving the product roadmap, strategy development, and identifying new market opportunities, and we have details of that appointment following the embedded video. 

We interviewed Walsh over a Skype connection from his office in California, by pointing our iPhone 6 Plus at the screen and pressing record as we chatted - with the interview embedded below.

We discussed Emulex IT predictions for 2015, trends such as the Internet of Things, mobile payments and BYOD accelerate the growth of 10, 25 and 40Gb Ethernet (40GbE) networks.

We talked about ‘Monitoring-as-a-Service’ and why it will emerge with OpenStack-enabled solutions this year.

We looked at the importance of granular monitoring for device attribution for the virtual network in the future.

Gartner predicted that the second generation of sentient software-defined infrastructure will emerge in 2015, and Emulex’s thoughts on this prediction.

We looked at what the what the IT industry might look like over the next five to ten years, and asked Shaun Walsh for his final message to iTWire readers, viewers and current and future Emulex customers.

Here is the interview:

In addition, Emulex announced David Williams as VP of product management and strategy for the Network Visibility Products (NVP) portfolio, where he will be responsible for driving the product roadmap, strategy development, and identifying new market opportunities.

Williams brings 30 years of global IT expertise in the design, development, marketing and implementation of enterprise software products at companies including BMC, IBM Tivoli, and CA, and was also an industry analyst at Gartner.

Ali Hedayati, senior VP and GM, NVP, Emulex said: “David’s product management expertise will be integral as we continue to develop our long-term strategy for the NVP division.

“He joins us at a pivotal time, as we capitalise on the market opportunity to deliver network visibility and performance solutions, while expanding our focus on the growing software and virtualisation markets in the year ahead.”

David Williams said: “I am thrilled to join the Emulex team, and I look forward to honing our NVP product development and long-term roadmap in the year ahead.

“There is a market need for network visibility and performance solutions at every level of the data center and the Emulex NVP portfolio delivers the performance needed for today’s market requirements.”

Over the last few months, the Company has rounded out the NVP organisation, including the appointment of industry veteran Matt McSweeney as new head of worldwide sales, and John Botros as the director of program management and now, the appointment of a new VP of product management and strategy.

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