Obsidian’s Chief Visionary Officer to Rock the INTEROP House in New York City!

Will Highlight InfiniBand’s SDN Attributes at Ethernet-focused Forum

NEW YORK CITY, NY – September 30, 2013 – Obsidian Strategics’ co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Dr. David Southwell is slated to give a presentation at INTEROP, New York’s largest IT event, co- located this year with the Ethernet & SDN EXPO.

Entitled, InfiniBand – a mature, open and fast unified fabric with SDN DNA, Dr. Southwell will introduce the high-performance open-standard InfiniBand protocol as a highly attractive system area data center fabric. From its 1999 origins, InfiniBand has evolved and matured into a rich specification used today in many of the world’s leading high-performance, enterprise, cloud and Web 2.0 data centers. The InfiniBand architecture incorporates an SDN-approach to its control plane implementation; the details will be part of David’s discussion. Having led InfiniBand-centric research, development and design-build endeavours over the past 10+ years, David’s presentation offers great potential for discussion and debate regarding InfiniBand vs. Ethernet & SDN, including a perspective on InfiniBand's privacy and security advantages.

About Obsidian Strategics
Obsidian Strategics™ is the developer of Obsidian Longbow™, a series of InfiniBand products featuring range extension, routing and encryption. Longbow technology allows an InfiniBand fabric, normally a short-range network used in high-performance computing, to be extended via optical fiber over varying distances. Longbow connects across Campus, Metro or Global networks to enable unparalleled real-time backup over long-distance, high-bandwidth video transmission and efficient movement of large data sets to compute and storage resources. www.obsidianstrategics.com.

About Dr. David Southwell
David holds a Doctorate in Electronics Systems (University of York, British Telecom Research Laboratory). In 2000, he co-founded the pioneering clustered InfiniBand storage startup YottaYotta; high performance coherent geo-distribution (now EMC). In 2005, Dr. Southwell co-founded Obsidian to develop enabling hardware and software technology platforms for the emerging InfiniBand protocol.