Howie Xu, former VP of Engineering at Big Switch Networks joins Cisco

Cisco System has a new Senior director: Howie Xu. According to his LinkedIn profile Xu, who was VP of Engineering at Big Switch Networks for the last two years, left officially the company on July 19 to start working for Cisco a couple of weeks later, managing all of Cisco’s Cloud Networking Service Group engineering team & execution.
Howie Xu is an expert in the networking industry, having worked at VMware for about nine years leading the networking R&D team, at the time Xu already collaborated with Cisco on Nexus 1000V. He is also credited with co-inventing VMware’s Virtual Switch, after his experience at VMware Xu joined Big Switch Networks in 2011.

The news of Xu’s new job position has been reported by SDN Central and Duncan Epping mentioned it on his Twitter account, wishing all the best to Howie on his new Cisco collaboration.