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Infinera increases focus on cloud networks

Infinera hired Stuart Elby, Ph.D., a long time industry leader and innovator. Elby will serve as the senior vice president of cloud network strategy and technology, bringing more than 30 years of diverse telecommunications, video and data center expertise to Infinera.

Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has announced the formation of a cloud networks group to strengthen Infinera’s presence in the data center market. To lead the group, Infinera hired Stuart Elby, Ph.D., a long time industry leader and innovator. Elby will serve as the senior vice president of cloud network strategy and technology, bringing more than 30 years of diverse telecommunications, video and data center expertise to Infinera.

InfineraPrior 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 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.

“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,” said Infinera CEO Tom Fallon. “Elby brings invaluable industry experience that will help accelerate Infinera’s ability to win in this market.”

Infinera provides Intelligent Transport Networks to help carriers exploit the increasing demand for cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit Era. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology to deliver large scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PICs) and the application of PICs to vertically integrated optical networking solutions that deliver the industry’s only commercially available 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels. Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions include the DTN-X, DTN and ATN platforms.

For more information, visit www.infinera.com.

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