Kenneth  Duda

Kenneth Duda
CTO, Co-Founder, Sr. VP, Arista Networks

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Founder, CTO and SVP, Software Engineering
Kenneth Duda is a pioneer in high-performance networking software and lead architect of Arista Networks EOS, a stateful modular operating system for all Arista Networks products. He is also the co-author of network virtualization specifications including VXLAN with VMware and NVGRE with Microsoft. From 2005 to 2008, Ken was also the Acting President of Arista Networks.

Prior to joining Arista Networks, Ken was the CTO at, where he played a lead role in designing a real-time 3-D distributed system that scaled to thousands of simultaneous users. Ken was also the first employee of Granite Systems and led the software development effort for the Catalyst 4000 product line after the acquisition by Cisco.

Ken has 3 simultaneous engineering degrees from MIT and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.


Hadoop & Beyond, Gramercy West (NY Hilton)
Kenneth Duda (Arista Networks), Amr Awadallah (Cloudera)
Explore the network capabilities and architecture necessary to build multi-petabyte clusters. Compare and contrast different networking architectures for Big Data. Use real-world case studies from many of the largest HDFS deployments. Explain how topology aware file systems interact with the network substrate. Discuss differences in architecture based on workload profile and data set size Read more.
Office Hour, Rhinelander North (Table C)
Kenneth Duda (Arista Networks), Amr Awadallah (Cloudera)
Kenneth Duda, CTO, Co-Founder, Sr. VP, Arista Networks and Amr Awadallah, CTO, Cloudera Read more.


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