Artifact Details

Title

Severino, Paul J. oral history : part two

Catalog Number

102746606

Type

Text

Date

2012-10-16

Contributor

Hendrie, Gardner, Interviewer; Videographer
Severino, Paul, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Concord, Massachusetts

Extent

14 p.

Description

In the second part of this oral history, Severino discusses the Internet dot com boom and bust and its effects on the networking industry. He also discusses Wellfleet's competitive position relative to Cisco, as well as Wellfleet and Cisco's acquisitions strategies. The merger with SunOptics is discussed as are Severino’s early successes at networking minicomputers at Prime Computer. Severino finishes by reflecting on his career founding four start-ups and the lessons learned.

Category

Transcription

Subject

SynOptics; Wellfleet; Cisco Systems; Nortel; Bay Networks; International Standards Organization (ISO); ATM; Ethernet; wave division multiplexing; Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X4966.2009

Related Records

102702230 Severino, Paul J. oral history : part one