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Big Switch names Juniper vet to CEO post

And the rolling SDN roadshow continued Tuesday with Big Switch naming Douglas Murray, a former Juniper Networks(s jnpr) exec as CEO.

Douglas MurrayBig Switch co-founder Guido Appenzaller (pictured above on the left), who had been CEO, will stay on as CTO and board member, according to the Mountain View, Calif.-based company.

There’s been a flurry of SDN-related news this week probably orchestrated to steal focus from Cisco Systems’ expected Insieme launch slated for Wednesday.

Murray (pictured at left) most recently headed up Asia operations for Juniper and has held a number of posts including SVP and GM of data center security.