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New CEO At Coriant Leading In New Directions

Posted on April 11, 2016 in Business

As networking and cloud hardware and software technologies improve, Coriant is leading the way to upgrade their clients. Coriant’s Board of Directors decided to turbo charge these upgrades with a new CEO: Shaygan Kheradpir. He is also the new Chairman of the Board. His first item on the agenda is helping Coriant’s clients, that are currently running legacy systems, to upgrade to more reliable and much higher speed technologies.

Coriant has every kind of customer company as clients. These clients are manufacturers, retail merchants, e-commerce, and agencies of local and national governments. All these different organizations will benefit from Kheradpir’s plans to move them to cloud computing and also the very high speeds and reliability that the new Packet-Optical Transport Systems (POTS) now provide. The fault tolerance provided with these new technologies will help companies that rely on systems for their business to stay always available. Kheradpir has established major goals and way points of milestones.

There are plenty of customers to help upgrade. Coriant’s very long list of customers are located in 100 countries. Most of these clients rely on Coriant to install and maintain their data processing facilities. Coriant earns many billions of annual dollars in revenue from integration services and installations of new hardware and software. The company has 35 years of network and computing installation and operations experience. Now in the 21st century, it is CEO Kheradpir’s job to educate and update all Coriant’s customers with the latest technology to keep their businesses competitive.

The result will not only be better reliability and data throughput rates, but also less expensive operations. The companies that Coriant relies upon to produce the components they integrate include Sycamore Networks, Tellabs, and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). This equipment and associated software are used by data centers, cloud computing, web content producers, and the legacy fixed-line providers as well as the biggest Communications Service Providers (CSPs).

Kheradpir comes to Coriant from a career in telecoms, financial work, and computer networking that spans 28 years. He began his executive career at GTE telephone. He was the executive manager at Verizon, managing the fiber FiOS project to lay out fiber optic cabling across the U.S., a $20 million accomplishment.

He has a BS from Cornell University in engineering, where he was also on the Engineering Council’s advisory board. He also has both a Masters and Ph.D degrees from Cornell. He was also on the National Institute of Standards & Technology’s board.

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