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Allwyn Sequeira

Allwyn Sequeira

Allwyn is SVP and GM, vCloud Air, at VMware. He was CTO and SVP of Product Operations at Blue Lane Technologies, which was acquired by VMware in October 2008. He was previously the SVP of Products & Operations at netVmg, an intelligent route control company acquired by InterNap in 2003. Prior tonetVmg, Allwyn was founder, CTO and EVP of Products and Operations at FirstVirtual Corporation (FVC), a multi-service networking company that had a successful IPO in 1998. Prior to FVC, he was Director of the Network Management Business Unit at UB Networks, the first independent local area network company. He has previously served as a Director on the boards of FVC and netVmg. Allwyn started his career in 1983 as a software developer at HP in the Information Networks Division, working on the development of TCP/IP protocols. During the early 1980's, he worked on the CSNET project, an early realization of the Internet concept. He is a recognized expert in the areas of networking, security, virtualization and cloud architectures, with over twenty five years of experience in the industry, and has been a featured speaker at industry leading forums like Networld+Interop, Next Generation Networks, ISP Con, RSA Conference, Gartner Conference, and VMworld, and is a founding member of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), and Open Network Foundation (ONF), and co-chair of the TiE Silicon Valley Cloud SIG. Allwyn holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and a Master of Science in ComputerScience from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Introducing VMware NSX – The Platform for Network Virtualization

The VMware NSX platform delivers the entire networking and security model in software, decoupled from traditional networking hardware, representing a transformative leap forward in data center networking architecture. Overview:  Today’s data center is largely virtualized from a compute perspective, and has unleashed unprecedented benefits of agility, efficiency and capex/opex savings. What is less known is […]

Beyond SDNs – Networking & Security in 2013

We will look back on 2012 as the year that ushered in a new era of networking and infrastructure security in enterprise and cloud datacenters, driven by the software defined datacenter vision. In my last post, I talked about some of the key technology advancements that VMware announced at VMworld – a truly progressive line […]

VMware at the OpenStack Summit

By Guest Blogger: Martin Casado It has been a very busy week at the OpenStack Summit. Unfortunately, I am not there but Quantum is. What is Quantum? Quantum is the networking-as-a-service capability and most talked about aspect to OpenStack’s Folsom release. Quantum has become a game-changer when it comes to enabling advanced networking in OpenStack […]

Unveiling Software-Defined Networking and Security at VMworld 2012

As VMworld 2012 kicks off in San Francisco I couldn’t be more excited. The sheer breadth and depth of VMware and partner solutions being showcased and launched as part of the software-defined datacenter (SDDC) is staggering, with a ton of activity happening around two key pillars of the SDDC – software-defined networking (SDN) and security. […]

Video: A Conversation about OpenFlow and SDN

I interviewed Guru Parulkar from Open Networks Research Center to get his take on the recent Open Networking Summit, hear his thoughts on trends in the networking industry and its direction, as well as gain some insight into all the great work happening at the ONRC.

The Software-defined Data Center (SDD), SDN, Network Virtualization…

This week I was at Interop 2012, the premier event for networking folks – in his keynote, VMware CTO, Dr. Steve Herrod introduced the notion of Software-defined data centers (SDD). To summarize some of Steve’s comments – “Specialized software will replace specialized hardware throughout the data center… SDDs will redefine infrastructure for the next generation […]

RSA 2012: Video Interview with Juniper Networks’ Chris Hoff

In this video I interview Juniper Networks’ Chris Hoff at RSA 2012, and we talk more about the security industry.

RSA 2012 – towards a new security architecture

The annual RSA conference kicks off today, and our team at VMware is fired up about ongoing developments in the security space. To provide some perspective on VMware’s approach, our CTO Steve Herrod is keynoting today at the Cloud Security Alliance summit. I’d like to give you a glimpse of the commentary he has planned. […]

VXLANs and the Cloud Infrastructure Suite…

Phew, nothing like spending time at VMworld, which has become the new mecca for IT professionals everywhere – thanks again to everyone for the support and encouragement, egging us to keep on truckin’! In my last post, I talked about the need to have logical networks, edges and trust zones on a per tenant basis, […]

Towards enabling dynamic, elastic, workload-aware networking paradigm

Mallik Mahalingam, Principal Engineer, vSphere Networking R&D, says …   What are the challenges?   Cloud computing holds the promise of using shared resources in a secure, scalable and self service manner.  These basic virtues of cloud computing are placing huge demands on the physical network infrastructure in today’s data centers.  While compute and storage […]