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Bruce Davie

Bruce Davie

Bruce Davie is VP and CTO for VMware, APJ. He joined VMware as part of the Nicira acquisition, and was Networking CTO until 2017. He has over 30 years of industry experience, and was a Cisco Fellow prior to joining Nicira. He has contributed to many networking standards and authored
Bruce Davie is VP and CTO for VMware, APJ. He joined VMware as part of the Nicira acquisition, and was Networking CTO until 2017. He has over 30 years of industry experience, and was a Cisco Fellow prior to joining Nicira. He has contributed to many networking standards and authored several networking textbooks. Bruce received his Ph. D. in computer science from the University of Edinburgh in 1988 and is an ACM Fellow.
Geneve, VXLAN, and Network Virtualization Encapsulations

For as long as we’ve been doing Network Virtualization, there has been debate about how best to encapsulate the data. As we pointed out in an earlier post, it’s entirely reasonable for multiple encapsulations (e.g. VXLAN and STT) to co-exist in a single network. With the recent publication of “Geneve”, a new proposed encapsulation co-authored […]

Network Virtualization Gets Physical

Network virtualization, as others have noted, is now well past the hype stage and in serious production deployments. One factor that has facilitated the adoption of network virtualization is the ease with which it can be incrementally deployed. In a typical data center, the necessary infrastructure is already in place. Servers are interconnected by a […]

CTO Reflections Four Months In

In my first four months as Field CTO for APJ I’ve crossed the Pacific ocean 7 times and the equator 9 times — living up to the standard line that the T in CTO stands for Travel. My travels have been a mix of customer meetings and VMware events. Some of these were CIO Forums, and I […]

VXLAN, STT, and looking beyond the wire format

[This post was written by Bruce Davie, Martin Casado and Brad Hedlund.] Some months ago, we wrote a post over on Network Heresy explaining the relationship between various tunneling protocols that are used in support of network virtualization. Because this issue of the encapsulation used for network virtualization seems to keep on causing confusion, we’re […]

Momentum Season in Asia-Pacific

VMware’s term for our annual series of customer events is “momentum season”, and as the APJ CTO that means that I’ve hardly stopped moving since VMworld kicked off the season in August. I’m writing this as I head to my fourth vFORUM, this one in Singapore. As widely noted on social media, one of my […]

The Transforming Role of the CIO

I recently passed the one-year mark of my tenure as CTO for the Asia Pacific region. I marked the occasion by taking off for a 6-day hike of the Overland Track in Tasmania, one of the must-do wilderness experiences in the world. Right after that, I jumped back into full swing at work to keynote […]

VMworld and the Future of Networking

VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas was an especially hectic one for me, and ultimately a very satisfying event as well. In addition to my normal schedule of breakouts, customer meetings, and analyst briefings, I was responsible for organizing a new networking event that took place alongside VMworld, called future:net. Whereas VMworld is mostly about talking […]