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Barak Perlman

Ethernity Network
CTO
Barak leads the design of data center and virtualization activities in Ethernity. He oversees the development of several research projects. He also leads the open source activities, focusing on DPDK, but also OVS, Tungsten Fabric and FD.IO/VPP. He also participates in MEF.
Barak is an expert in SDN/NFV with significant experience in open-source projects. He had built full solutions from concept through high-level design, software and FPGA & ASIC design. Prior to Ethernity, Barak held a variety of technical positions, VP R&D, Chief Architect, and Director of Systems Engineering. He worked at ECI and in several start-ups including Chromatis Networks, acquired by Lucent. While at ConteXtream, which was acquired by HPE, Barak led the technical definitions of the vE-CPE and SD-WAN solutions. Prior to that, he was responsible for the architecture of networking ASICs for the PON market and NPUs in PMC-Sierra. Via all the positions he had held, Barak gained experience of close cooperation with many of the major carriers/MSOs worldwide. Over the course of years, Barak contributed to the work of many standardization bodies: ITU-T, IETF, IEEE, FSAN and BBF. Recently Barak has focused on performance and SDN in ETSI NFV ISG. Barak Perlman holds several patents.