Ken Duda

Ken Duda
CTO & SVP Software Engineering - Arista Networks

Kenneth Duda is a pioneer of advanced networking software and is the lead architect of Arista Networks EOS, a stateful modular operating system for all Arista Networks products. He is also co-author of the IETF’s VXLAN specification. From 2005 to 2008, Ken was also the Acting President of Arista Networks.

Prior to joining Arista Networks, Ken was the CTO at, where he played a lead role in designing a real-time 3-D distributed system that scaled to thousands of simultaneous users. Ken was also the first employee of Granite Systems and led the software development effort for the Catalyst 4000 product line after the acquisition by Cisco.

Ken holds three engineering degrees from MIT and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.


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