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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Transforming Networking as We Know it at VMware

At VMware, we dare our people to take chances and inspire us to think differently. In return, individuals are empowered to define the future of IT. Connect with VMware Networking & Security Staff Engineer, Reid Price, and discover how he is making a mark on the NSX revolution.

 

Reid_at_Hiring_Event_ChicagoName:  Reid Price

Role:  Staff Engineer, Networking and Security

VMware Office Location:  Palo Alto, California

Fill in the blank: Dare to Transform _Nonlinearly_

 

A Passion for Innovation

I have always enjoyed searching for new ways to solve old problems. Watching the evolution of Network Virtualization has provided an incredible vision of the data centers of tomorrow; these are great challenges to be able to tackle.

Every day I get to work to solve problems no one had imagined five years before, and I love it. Better yet, I’m surrounded and inspired by people who feel the same way – I see joy in learning and creativity everywhere.Collaboration

A Day in the Life at VMware

In the last year, I have transitioned to the new “Platform” team within the Networking & Security Business Unit. We spend our days searching for the emerging patterns in our business unit and turning them into solid, reusable technologies.

At a high level, this can range from consolidating internal provisioning services to researching new customer security models. At a low level, this means plenty of writing and reviewing code, and taking constant advantage of borrowed pens and printer paper.

Empowered to Transform Networking & Security

One of the great ways VMware promotes creativity and collaboration is through its R&D Internal Offsite (RADIO) program. It is an annual event where employees around the globe have the chance to submit and share ideas and proof-of-concepts – and the qualifying papers, posters, and talks are shared at a multi-day offsite event. I’m currently in the process of writing up some projects, so it’s definitely on my mind, but the ideas sparked there last all year!RADIO_2015

Joining the Networking & Security Business Unit at VMware

We are at a crossroads. With the advent of software based switching, innovation within networking is suddenly possible at developer-speeds.

In the NSBU (Networking & Security Business Unit) we are laying down a foundation, and what we do today will determine the shape of this new world.

 

 

 

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