Cisco has hired former Sun Microsystems veteran David Yen to lead its fledgling server business.
Yen, who once led Sun’s storage and server businesses, spent three years at Juniper Networks but left after a recent company restructure, according to the BoomTown blog on All Things Digital.
Cisco had not confirmed hiring Yen.
Yen’s resume includes leading Sun's storage group, serving as the vice president and general manager of its enterprise server business, executive vice president of its processor and network products and scalable systems.
He had also refreshed Sun’s Sparc server line, according to Sun’s executive biography of Yen.
Cisco launched its server business in 2009 under the moniker of Unified Computing, but Cisco's servers have yet to rate a mention in its announcements about streamlining operations.
As Cisco killed its consumer Flip video camera, Cisco CEO John Chambers said the it would pursue a “network-centric platform strategy” that focused on core routing, switching and services, collaboration, architectures and video.
Earlier this week Cisco flagged "sweeping changes" ahead of its May 11 third quarter financial results.
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