Bivio Networks Recruits Industry Veteran As Vice President Of Business Development
Harbrinder Kang Strengthens Bivio Executive Team with More Than 20 Years of Extensive Industry Experience, Including Cisco and Network Appliance
Pleasanton, Calif., November 14, 2005 – Bivio Networks, the leader in high-speed computing platforms for the Software-driven Network™, today announced the appointment of Harbrinder S. Kang as vice president of business development. Kang joins Bivio Networks with more than 20 years of technology experience in networking, telecommunications and security at a wide spectrum of companies that include Cisco, Network Appliance and a number of Silicon Valley startups.
“With his broad network of contacts in relevant markets, Harbrinder Kang is an ideal choice to lead our business development program,” said Elan Amir, president and CEO of Bivio Networks. “He has the technical background and business knowledge necessary to drive partner relationships and growth. Working with our partners and customers, Kang will continue to strengthen our position as the high-speed computing platform of choice for the Software-driven Network™.”
Before joining Bivio, Kang worked for Network Appliance as director of technical marketing, where he built and provided leadership for a large team focused on cross-functional corporate strategies for Linux and HPC / GRID environments. Prior to Network Appliance he was vice president of business development at Ubicom, a leading supplier of Internet processors and networking software. At Ubicom, he was responsible for Ubicom's strategy to deliver comprehensive end-to-end solutions with industry leaders and partners that included Atheros, Intersil, Agere and software vendors like V-Soft and SX-Design. Before Ubicom, Harbrinder was a principal at Artiman Ventures and focused on security and optical technologies.
Prior to Artiman Ventures, Kang served at Cisco for several years working in close collaboration with business unit leaders to define Cisco’s security strategy, working on acquisitions and investments in the VPN and security spaces. Harbrinder has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham, England.
“The growth opportunities at Bivio Networks are tremendous,” said Kang. “Bivio offers partners a high-speed computing platform designed for next-generation network applications that dramatically lowers their product development costs and accelerates their ability to bring critical IP service applications to market. I look forward to working with our partners who can leverage our computing architecture to build their products that will literally transform the global network infrastructure.”
About Bivio Networks
Bivio Networks is the leading provider of high-speed computing platforms for the Software-driven Network. Bivio’s products combine a network hardware appliance platform specifically tailored to the requirements of packet handling and an open Linux-based execution environment augmented by a comprehensive set of common networking and management functions. The result of the Bivio networking model is a dramatic increase in the capabilities of the network, enabling software network applications running on Bivio products to achieve wire-speed performance in any networking environment.
For Bivio’s customers, the benefits are equally dramatic, achieving custom hardware performance at software development costs and flexibility. By expertly integrating hardware components and programmable elements, Bivio has achieved the convergence of computing and networking, forming the foundation for the Software-Driven Network. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Bivio Networks is backed by Goldman Sachs, InterWest Partners, Storm Ventures and Venrock Associates. More information is available at http://www.bivio.net/.