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I'm Josh Bailey, a network and software engineer working for Google since 2005. I work for Google full time. My major interests are in SDN, and network management/measurement.

My email address is unless you are a journalist, in which case my email address is Email is the only way to contact me if I'm not in.

I am not an academic and don't publish much (if at all - a tragically short Google Scholar profile), but some of my best friends and collaborators are academics and do publish. I am more an engineer and experimenter.

I live and work in Wellington, New Zealand and I have an office at VUW in the School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), room AM410.

I participate in an international community of researchers interested in advanced networking, including the US, the EU, and Australia/NZ. VUW ECS have a research group in SDN (Google has a contract with VUW which I administer). WAND at the University of Waikato also are very active in SDN research.


REANNZ run their office on an open source, SDN controlled switch, called FAUCET, as do the WAND group at the University of Waikato. FAUCET is a compact controller that can be easily deployed in an existing network by anyone with conventional systems administration skills. There is an ACM Queue article on FAUCET. I occasionally blog about FAUCET, and this patent describes virtualizing network functions using similar technology.

Things I can help you with

  • Research interests (please see below)
  • General questions about working at Google (for a current list of positions and locations, please go to

Things I can't help you with

What is SDN?

These are some high level articles about SDN (I claim only that they might be interesting!). If you are interested in the technical details, they're in the next section.

Research Interests

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