6WIND Announces New Board Member
Al Snyder Brings Broad Executive Experience Across Networking, Technology And Telco Markets
Santa Clara, California, November 19, 2014 – 6WIND, a high-performance software company, today announced the addition of a new Board Member, Al Snyder. As 6WIND’s new Board Member based in the North America region, Al brings nearly 40 years of executive experience within Telcos, networking equipment providers and IT companies.
Al began his executive career as Vice President of Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), acquired by HP, where he served for over 20 years. He also served as SVP Americas Support Services for Oracle, Chief Operating Officer for Openwave and CEO for Carrier Access. His most recent CEO position was at Aepona, a mobile applications enablement and management platform, serving top carriers worldwide, which sold to Intel in 2013.
In addition to 6WIND, Al holds two Board positions including Vice Chairman for the Board of Directors at Prime Image, which pioneered the development of the first video time reduction process. He is also Owner Operator and Chairman of Fish & Cross Ranch based in Colorado.
“I am excited to join the 6WIND team during its rapid growth phase as we are entering new markets,” said Al Snyder, 6WIND Board Member. “6WIND is uniquely positioned to enable next generation architectures such as NFV and data center virtualization by delivering software that is years ahead of the competition.”
“We are pleased for Al to join 6WIND as our new Board Member in North America,” said Eric Carmès, Founder and CEO for 6WIND. “Al’s experience includes a track record of success that is well aligned with 6WIND’s growth to help service, cloud and enterprise providers with the key requirements for next generation architectures.”
6WIND’s commercial software solves performance challenges for network vendors in telecom, enterprise and cloud infrastructure markets. The company’s packet processing software is optimized for cost-effective hardware running Linux with a choice of multicore processors to deliver a wide variety of networking and security protocols and features. By solving critical data plane performance challenges on multicore architectures, 6WIND enables a cost-effective value proposition, enabling the transition to the future with network functions virtualization (NFV) and virtual networking. 6WIND is based near Paris, France with regional offices in China, Japan, South Korea and the United States. For more information, visit http://6wind.com.