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Shawn Zandi

Principal Network Architect, Infrastructure Engineering at LinkedIn


Shawn Zandi is lead infrastructure architect with LinkedIn. For the past two decades, he has worked as a network consultant and architect for various Fortune 100 companies in locations from Dubai to Silicon Valley, building infrastructure for universities, hospitals, airports, luxury hotels, plain old dial-up service providers and mega-scale data centers. In addition to architecture, Zandi manages Falco and OpenFabric projects at LinkedIn. He is responsible for economically growing and scaling data center and backbone networks with correct architecture, long-term strategy and clear road maps in place. Zandi holds multiple patents and is a board member and adviser for tech startups in San Francisco.

In a recent Q&A with SDxE, Zandi provides a sneak peek into the information he plans to share with attendees including the history, technology and business drivers behind the decision to build rather than buy their network stack. Read the Q&A here

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