Quantum: What It Is and Where It's Going

OpenStack Day
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Quantum is an OpenStack project to provide network connectivity as a service between interface devices. It will enable cloud tenants to create rich networking topologies, build advanced network services and innovative network capabilities. Join Cisco’s Lew Tucker to understand why Quantum’s important, and what it will offer.

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Lew Tucker


Lew Tucker is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco, where he is responsible for shaping the future cloud strategy and products.

Tucker has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence to software development and systems architecture. Prior to Cisco, he was VP and CTO for Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems and led the development of the Sun Cloud. Other achievements in his career include Salesforce.com’s AppExchange, the java.com developer community, and the massively parallel Connection Machine. He’s currently leading a team working on the Quantum networking service in the OpenStack community.

Tucker holds a B.A. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.


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