Running on OCP: Episode 1 - DriveNets

This is the first episode in a series of interviews entitled “Running on OCP”.  The goal of this series is to share how organizations are using OCP in a variety of use cases.  We will be interviewing end users deploying OCP, software companies who have built solutions on OCP as well as other technical communities and public sector entities who are aligning with OCP tenets.

This week I had the opportunity to speak with Run Almog, Head of Product Strategy at DriveNets. DriveNets is a software-based networking solution running on standard OCP Accepted™ and OCP Inspired™ network switches that can be clustered as a distributed chassis and scaled to hundreds of Tbps.  

As more enterprises look to leverage the best practices gleaned from hyperscalers, DriveNets's solution simplifies the network’s operating model to enable rapid growth and profitability.

Run has a great perspective due to his vast experience in networking.  It was an insightful discussion on the market dynamics behind the next generation of open networking. 

Audio interview with DriveNets - to listen to the interview click here

You can view the DriveNets certified OCP Accepted™ and OCP Inspired™ network switches on our OCP Marketplace here.


Run Almog 

Run is the head of product strategy for DriveNets. Previously, he ran the ethernet switch product management and marketing teams at Mellanox Technologies, playing a central role in promoting disaggregation for data center networking. At Nokia Siemens Networks, Run served in the packet networks business unit. Run holds a BSc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Tel Aviv, Israel.