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About Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson
Mike Thompson

Mike is in the office of the CTO at A10 Networks. As principal architect for application delivery controller (ADC), cloud and security products, Mike is involved with research, development and strategy for the technology groups. He has spoken at DEFCON, Interop, NANOG, Internet Society and more. With an engineering career that spans 20 years, Mike is an authority on network design, application delivery, cloud architecture and security. A long-time proponent of open-source initiatives, his leadership and networking acumen have been trusted in many industries, including financial technology, service provider and the enterprise.

Recent Posts By the Author

June 21, 2018

Brief History of Interop and ShowNet

The Interop Tokyo 2018 Best of Show Awards are presented to the most outstanding products and services for the year, as judged by…

August 3, 2017

Data Theft, Data Exfiltration and Breaches and Leaks

HBO’s wildly-popular series “Game of Thrones” follows several factions’ quest to rule the Seven Kingdoms. It’s a numbers game. It’s an exercise in…

February 6, 2017

10 with A10: 10 Open-Source Trends for 2017

Open source has become an integral piece of every developer’s arsenal. The power of the community, the wisdom of many, and the ability…

July 19, 2016

Open Source: Why Choice Drives Innovation

Support of the open-source community is a key plank in an organization’s evolution to be an agile, cloud-focused business. Open-source technologies reduce the…