Contributors to SearchSDN

Current Contributors

  • Ethan Banks

    Packet Pushers Interactive

  • Crystal Bedell

    Crystal Bedell is an award-winning writer and editor specializing in business information technology.

  • Chuck Black

    Tallac Networks

  • Michael Brandenburg

    Frost & Sullivan

    Michael Brandenburg is an industry analyst with Frost & Sullivan, covering infrastructure and unified communications with the information and communications Technologies group.

  • Teren Bryson

    World Wide Technology

  • Nick Buraglio

  • John Burke

    Nemertes Research

    John Burke is CIO and principal research analyst with Nemertes Research. With nearly two decades of technology experience, he has worked at all levels of IT, including end-user support specialist, programmer, system administrator, database specialist, network administrator, network architect and systems architect.

  • Michael Bushong

    Plexxi

    Michael Bushong is the vice president of marketing at Plexxi, where he focuses on using silicon photonics for SDN-based data center products.

  • Lisa Caywood

    Brocade Communications

    Lisa Caywood is currently the senior product marketing manager for data center IP products at Brocade Communications, focused on the intersection of fabrics and SDN.

  • Lee Doyle

    Doyle Research

    Lee Doyle is a principal analyst at Doyle Research. At Doyle Research, Lee researches the evolution of intelligent networks: SDN, OPEX and COTS.

  • Eamon McCarthy Earls

    Associate Site Editor

    Eamon McCarthy Earls is associate site editor for SearchNetworking.

  • Alan R. Earls

    Alan R. Earls is a freelance writer focused on business and technology.

  • Jason Edelman

    Presidio

    Jason Edelman is a senior solutions architect who covers emerging and disruptive technologies, especially network virtualization and software-defined networking.

  • Jennifer English

    Assistant Site Editor

    Jennifer English is Assistant Site Editor for SearchSDN in TechTarget’s Networking media group.

  • Greg Ferro

  • Andrew Froehlich

    West Gate Networks

  • David Geer

  • Antone Gonsalves

    Director of News

    Antone Gonsalves is news director in the Networking media group, working on SearchUnifiedCommunications.com.

  • Darien Hirotsu

    SDN Essentials

    Darien Hirotsu is an SDN professional working for a vendor-neutral SDN services company aptly named: SDN Essentials. He holds three JNCIE certifications and is equally passionate about both the 'software' and 'networking' parts of SDN.

  • Patrick Hubbard

    SolarWinds

  • Lisa Huff

    Discerning Analytics

    Lisa Huff is Principal Analyst at Discerning Analytics, LLC. Lisa is a Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP) and degreed engineer with almost 30 years of experience in the data center and electronics industries. In addition to being Principal Analyst at DA, she is Chief Technology Analyst for DataCenterStocks.com and Telecom Director for Bishop and Associates, Inc.

  • Alissa Irei

    Features and E-zine Editor

    Alissa Irei is features and e-zine editor of Network Evolution in TechTarget’s Networking Media Group. Irei was previously the site editor for SearchSDN.

  • David Jacobs

    The Jacobs Group

    David B. Jacobs of The Jacobs Group has more than 30 years of networking industry experience. He has managed leading-edge software development projects and consulted to Fortune 500 companies as well as software start-ups.

  • Johna Till Johnson

    Nemertes Research

  • Glen Kemp

    Glen Kemp is a professional services consultant in the United Kingdom. He designs and deploys network and application security tools, including access control and firewalls.

  • Sean M. Kerner

  • Zeus Kerravala

    ZK Research

    Zeus Kerravala is the founder and principal analyst with ZK Research. Kerravala provides a mix of tactical and long-term strategic advice to constituents, including end-user IT and network managers; vendors of IT hardware, software and services; and the IT investment community. Prior to ZK Research, Kerravala was a senior vice president and distinguished research fellow with Yankee Group.

  • Jeff Loughridge

    Brooks Consulting

    Jeff Loughridge has been operating, maintaining, and designing IP/MPLS backbone networks since 1997 in both engineer and management roles. He currently runs his own consulting business, Brooks Consulting LLC, primarily providing services to Tier 1 ISPs and mobile operators.  His specialties include optimizing IP networks for simplicity and reduced cost, TDM-to-Ethernet access migration, integrating IP and DWDM and MPLS/VPN design.

  • James Maimonis

    Associate Editor

    James Maimonis is the Associate Editor for TechTarget's SearchSDN site. James comes from Hometown Publications, where he was the editor of the Westwood, Walpole and Dover-Sherborn Hometown Weekly newspapers. James has also been a freelance sports reporter in the area. He majored in journalism at Quinnipiac University.

  • Craig Mathias

    Farpoint Group

    Craig J. Mathias is a principal analyst with Farpoint Group and specializes in mobile, wireless and unified communication (UC) technologies.

  • Shamus is the senior analyst for the network management practice at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). He has more than nine years of experience in the IT industry, primarily as a journalist covering the network infrastructure market.

  • Jim Metzler, Ph.D.

    Ashton, Metzler & Associates

    Dr. Jim Metzler is widely recognized as an authority on both network technology and its business applications.

  • Chuck Moozakis

    Executive Editor

    Chuck Moozakis is the executive editor for SearchNetworking.

  • Will Murrell

    UNICOM Systems, Inc.

    Will Murrell is a network engineer with more than 15 years of experience, and a U.S. Army veteran. He has worked for both EMC and Cisco, and is currently a consultant in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, area. He advises companies of all sizes on WAN, LAN, security, data center and SDN technologies.

  • Thomas D. Nadeau

    Brocade

    Thomas Nadeau is a distinguished engineer and Chief Architect of Open Source Software at Brocade.

  • Tom Nolle

    CIMI Corporation

    Tom Nolle is the president of CIMI Corporation, a strategic consulting firm specializing in telecommunications and data communications. Learn more about Tom Nolle.

  • Ivan Pepelnjak

  • Ciprian Popoviciu

    Nephos6

    Ciprian Popoviciu is president, CEO and founder of Nephos6, a consultancy specializing in IPv6 and cloud computing.

  • Brien Posey

    Brien Posey is a 15-time Microsoft MVP with two decades of IT experience. He has served as a lead network engineer for the U.S. Department of Defense and as a network administrator for some of the largest insurance companies in America.

  • Ted Ritter

    Nemertes Research

    Ted Ritter is a senior account executive with Nemertes Research.

  • Margaret Rouse

    WhatIs.com

    Margaret Rouse writes for and manages WhatIs.com, TechTarget’s IT encyclopedia and learning center.

  • Margie Semilof

    Editorial Director

    Margie Semilof is the editorial director for TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization media group.

  • Dave Shackleford

    Voodoo Security

    Dave Shackleford is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security, as well as a SANS analyst, instructor, and course author and GIAC technical director.

  • Nirmal Sharma

    Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking.

  • Terry Slattery

    NetCraftsmen

    Terry Slattery is principal architect at NetCraftsmen and has 20 years of network consulting and design work experience.

  • Ed Tittel

    Ed Tittel has worked for over 30 years as a software developer and development manager, a networking consultant, a trainer and course developer, and a technical evangelist for several companies.

  • Kevin Tolly

    The Tolly Group

    Kevin Tolly is the founder of The Tolly Group, a leading provider of third-party validation/testing services for over two decades.

  • Keith Townsend

    The CTO Advisor LLC

    Keith Townsend is the principal of The CTO Advisor LLC and founder of TheCTOAdvisor.com with more than 18 years of related experience designing, implementing and managing data center technologies.

Past Contributors

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