Thao Nguyen is Packet's VP of Hardware Engineering. He is responsible for all hardware, technical vendor management, developing and enhancing Packet's server and network infrastructure platforms, and including hardware commodities.
Previously Thao was involved in Facebook's product engineering, manufacturing and quality engineering for servers and storage, open 21” rack, building good quality hardware, high volumes, and Director of Facebook Open Compute Project OCP Certified Labs. Thao was Director of Facebook Open Compute Project OCP Certified Labs: University of Texas San Antonio, Industrial Technology Research Institute Taiwan, and Tsinghua University Beijing. Thao also has a pretty impressive background spanning NetApp, Quantum, McData/Brocade and IBM, among others.