Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has announced the formation of a cloud networks group, to lead the group Infinera has hired Stuart Elby, to serve as the senior vice president of cloud network strategy and technology.
‘I am delighted to join the Infinera team,’ said Elby. ‘As cloud services continue to grow, the importance of optimising solutions for the cloud network market becomes a high growth opportunity and I am looking forward to leading this team at Infinera.’
Elby brings more than 30 years of diverse telecommunications, video and data centre expertise to Infinera.
Prior to Infinera, Elby served as the vice president and chief technologist of Verizon Labs. During his tenure at Verizon, Elby was responsible for developing Verizon’s technology vision and target network architecture to support emerging products and services. In this role, he had significant influence in the network architecture and development of Verizon’s platforms for metro and long haul networks, including Verizon’s cloud and digital video services.
Elby led the design, development and launch of cloud services platforms for Verizon Digital Media Services and managed the specification and design of multiple core services platforms including cloud and API secure gateway. Elby holds a bachelor’s degree in optical engineering from the University of Rochester and received a MSEE and doctorate in telecommunications from Columbia University. He serves on the advisory boards of several university, government and industry consortia.
Infinera CEO Tom Fallon said: ‘As cloud services play a larger role in the telecommunications infrastructure, Infinera is committed to focusing on the specific requirements of cloud networks and delivering technologies that enable the continued evolution of this fundamental market shift.’