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