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Pica8 Adds Deep Software Defined Networking Expertise to Management Team

Pica8, Inc., the leader in open networking for software defined networks (SDN), today announced a significant expansion of its executive team with the appointment of Lin Du, PhD., vice president of engineering and co-founder, Dean Au, vice president of business development, and Steve Garrison as vice president of product marketing. The expanded management team represents more than 90 years of technology experience in both established companies and startups across both networking and software organizations.

“Data centers today are experiencing more dynamic network behavior than ever before,” said James Liao, CEO and co-founder. “I’m excited that we have assembled an equally dynamic and experienced management team that brings valuable expertise and team-building skills to Pica8 in our effort to establish a leading position in the marketplace.”

As CEO, Liao will lead strategy and growth efforts as the company continues to shape the SDN space. To support that effort, Dean Au brings a strong track record with more than 20 years of experience building successful channel sales organizations. As vice president of engineering, Dr. Du plays a pivotal role in ongoing design and implementation of Pica8’s hardware-independent switching OS. Steve Garrison, a networking switching veteran with nearly 20 years of technology marketing experience, will lead go-to-market and brand development strategies.

With its management team now in place, Pica8 is poised to embark on several sales, marketing, and product development initiatives designed to grow market share in a rapidly growing market. According the research firm, IDC, the OpenFlow and SDN market collectively, including switching and routing as well as services and software is forecasted to reach $2 billion by 2016.

About Pica8, Inc.

Pica8 is fulfilling the promise of true software defined networking (SDN) by providing the world’s first open, hardware-independent switching operating system. Pica8 solutions completely transform the data center by decoupling hardware from software. This new approach provides greater flexibility and adaptability, all while driving down implementation- and management-related costs of cloud and virtualized applications. For more information, visit www.pica8.com.

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