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NFV (Network functions virtualization)

Citrix Architect Heading for NFV Role at Intel

It wasn't all botnets and Heartbleed at Light Reading's Mobile Network Security Show in London on Wednesday. There were some human stories, too.

One of the speakers, Mike Bursell, currently senior architect of networking at Citrix Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), revealed from the stage that he will leave that job for a new gig in a couple of weeks.

After the chat, Bursell revealed to Light Reading that he is taking up a similar role at Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC). He said that he was still ironing out final details about his role at the company, but that he will be working as an "NFV architect" there.

He will work with Sean Varley, director of planning and strategic marketing for Intel's SDN division. Varley has written before on Intel's work on the bare metal switch with the Open Compute Project.

Bursell has long worked on the XenServer project at Citrix. He wrote a blog post about taking XenServer open source last year. (See New Product Recap: September 2011.)

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

DanJones 5/23/2014 | 3:50:40 PM
How far along? Anyone know how far Intel has progessed with the raw switch concept so far?
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