Metaswitch Networks Announces the Appointment of Former Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Phil Harvey as its New Director of Corporate Communications

12-Year Veteran of Light Reading Endorses Metaswitch's 'Software Telco' Strategy in New Role


San Francisco, CA, April 2, 2013 - Metaswitch Networks today announced the appointment of perhaps the industry's most renowned narrator, Phil Harvey, as its Director of Corporate Communications. In this podcast, @futurephil talks to Steve Gleave, Metaswitch's senior vice president of marketing, about why he's moving from the world of independent media commentary to the vendor community.

"Based on my years of reporting at Light Reading it is becoming obvious that service providers that want to stay ahead will keep evolving to become more agile companies," Harvey says. "Service providers aiming to virtualize network functions and use high-performance cloud computing will both accelerate, and profit from, the innovation happening on their networks."

"Metaswitch is loaded with talent, investing in all the right technologies, and it's a place where I can go tell a credible and compelling corporate story through the usual, and some unusual, channels," Harvey says.

"Service providers that 'get it' are embracing software defined networking, network functions virtualization, and elastic computing platforms to deliver the programmable network as a service," adds Gleave. "Metaswitch is first and foremost a software company.  We’re building some of the industry’s highest performance solutions on bare metal servers, as well as in virtualized elastic public and private clouds.  It’s an incredibly exciting time in the industry, and I’m delighted to have Phil on board to help communicate the opportunity presented by this industry inflection point."

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