Juniper Networks Names David W. Yen, Ph.D. Executive Vice President, Emerging Technologies

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David Yen, he who fled from Sun, has been taken on by Juniper as its EVP for emerging technologies. Both Juniper and Yen talk of a ’paradigm shift in the global information infrastructure’ at the intersection of high-performance computing and networking.

Here is the Juniper statement:

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 26, 2008 — Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced the appointment of David Yen, Ph.D. to the position of executive vice president, emerging technologies.

Dr. Yen joins Juniper Networks from Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he served in a number of executive assignments over the course of his nearly 20 year tenure. Most recently, Dr. Yen served as executive vice president of the Microelectronics group at Sun overseeing the company’s developments in network, cryptography and high-performance computing.

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Another Sun StorageTrekkie boldly goes

Nigel Dessau moves to AMD

AMD has recruited ex Sun/StorageTek chief marketeer Nigel Dessau to be its chief marketing officer.

The urbane and polished Dessau was SVP alliances and licensing, a recent move from being SVP storage marketing. When Sun moved much of its StorageTek storage products into the systems business under John Fowler, which already had a marketing person, Dessau went sideways to alliances and IP licensing.

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Tony Asaro joins Virtual Iron

From ESG to Dell to Virtual Iron in weeks

High-profile ESG analyst and iSCSI afficionado Tony Asaro, who joined and left Dell in just 1 month, has popped up at open source server virtualisation vendor Virtual Iron as its chief strategy officer.

Looking at his career progression it could be that he needs the advice of a chief career officer.

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