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Richard Rauch

President & CEO, APCON

In 1993 APCON’s founder, Richard Rauch, envisioned a company developing computer connectivity products. Under Rauch’s leadership and through his passion for technology, APCON successfully expanded to become one of the industry leaders of state-of-the-art network monitoring solutions. Rauch has built an internationally recognized company with a global workforce delivering systems to Fortune 1000 enterprises and midsize organizations in 40 countries. Today, he is an industry thought-leader and the driving force behind APCON’s vision to be a global technology and innovation company specializing in network security.

Prior to APCON, Rauch held a number of executive and engineering leadership positions at Metacomp, Unisys and Wavetek. Rauch holds a BSEE degree and a patent (U.S. patent no. 6,243,510) for the unique design of APCON's fiber optic switch system.

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Network traffic growth and virtualization of the data center is becoming ubiquitous. According to recent industry research, global data center traffic is growing at 23 percent per year, and nearly three-fourths of servers in data centers are or will be virtualized in the next two years. The two trends provide a dizzying challenge to network engineers. Companies are...