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Bryan Beal

Chief Evangelist, NFV at VMware


Bryan is the Chief Evangelist for NFV at VMware, where he works closely with Service Providers to realize all the benefits of network function virtualization and software defined networking (SDN) leveraging the VMware vCloud NFV portfolio. In cooperation with VMware’s field sales teams, NFV Solution Architects and PSO organization, Bryan leads VMware’s NFV opportunities from first meeting through solution design and ultimately deployment into production. This also entails close collaboration with VMware’s ecosystem of NFV Solution Partners including infrastructure providers, VNF vendors, MANO, Service Assurance and System Integrators.  

Bryan started his career 20 years ago at Verizon and then AT&T before moving into the networking industry with past employers including Juniper Networks and Brocade.

Bryan has an MBA, multiple patents, and serves as a formal Advisor to several startups and resides in Ohio. He also enjoys participating in “bug bounties” in his spare time.