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Ted Ranft

Ted is VP of Worldwide Sales at Avi Networks. Before joining Avi Networks, Ted was SVP Americas and WW Global Accounts for ServiceMax. Previously Ted served 10+ years at VMware with responsibilities including VP EMEA Network and Security based in London and VP Worldwide Global Accounts while based in London and New York. Before VMware, Ted held leadership positions with RSA Security, Inktomi, and INS. Ted holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Michigan State University; an M.B.A. from Saint Joseph’s University; a Master in Educational Technology from George Washington University; and a certificate from the Stanford Executive Program.

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The Hardware Tax

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Posted on Jun 13, 2017 9:03:18 AM

Unlike other countries, all U.S. citizens residing out of the country are required to pay their normal Federal taxes back to the “mother-ship.” This became painfully clear during my two tours of duty living in the United Kingdom. To make matters worse, the U.S. tax year has a different timing cycle than the U.K. tax year. Because of the offset tax years (and my domicile alternating twice between London and New York) I have spent the last six years filing taxes in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Not fun or easy to deal with.

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Topics: Software Load Balancer, Elastic Scale, Hardware

The Irreversibility of Progress

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Posted on Mar 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

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As a resident of New York I am fascinated by the history of this great city. The can-do attitude and swagger of “Gotham” but also the cultural diversity and complexity. As a technologist I am drawn to the mindboggling effort it takes to run an infrastructure necessary to support 8.4 million residents plus 1.5 million daily commuters who travel each day to the city for work. Urban life has always interested me. The photo above is a New York City street corner taken in 1887 only eleven years after Alexander Bell’s first long distance two-way phone call (between Cambridge and Boston). For the next 15 years both electric and telephonic wires would encase the city in an increasingly unorganized, dense web of entanglement. But progress marches forward. Legislation would be passed, money would be raised and the wires were soon moved underground only to be remembered in these old photographs.

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Topics: Software Defined Networks, Innovation, Avi Networks, software-defined load balancing

   

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