Ivan Pepelnjak, Independent Network Architect
Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354 Emeritus, is an independent network architect, book author, blogger and regular speaker at industry events like Interop, RIPE and regional NOG meetings. He has been designing and implementing large-scale service provider and enterprise networks since 1990, and is currently using his expertise to help multinational enterprises and large cloud- and service providers design next-generation data center and cloud infrastructure using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) approaches and technologies.
Ivan is author of several Cisco Press books, and a series of highly successful webinars. To learn more about him, visit ipspace.net
or read his blog at blog.ipspace.net.
Christer Swartz, Worldwide Consulting Engieer Data Center, Virtualization & Service Providers at Palo Alto Networks
Christer Swartz has 20+ years of experience in CCIE Networking, Data Center, and Security architecture in both Enterprise and Service Provider environments. He is based in California and is responsible for driving Security integration into Data Center, Cloud, and Virtualization technology across Palo Alto Networks’s global theaters.
His background includes having been part of the original team at Cisco back in its early days, then subsequently at the European
Service Provider Swisscom, at Netflix during their Internet videostream architecture and deployment, and at Nokia, designing and
implementing large-scale Data Center, hybrid Cloud, and SDN networks.
He focuses on implementing network-based Next Generation security in evolving SDN and NFV architectures in modern Cloud architectures.
Three Geographies of IT – Silicon Valley, US and Rest-of-World
Vendors, industry media, and pundits love to tell you how everything you do is obsolete, and how you should start using next-generation (whatever it means) concepts like clouds, everything-as-a-service, and DevOps to make your business more agile.
The only problem: the people promoting new technologies or products usually never deployed them, and most everyone around you is not doing it (whatever it is). However, there are tons of large organizations using these amazing new technologies (at least according to those same vendors and pundits). How true is that? Do we really have three geographies of IT (Silicon Valley, US and rest-of-world)? Christer Swartz and Ivan Pepelnjak will discuss these challenges and try to give you a broader perspective during the DC Day keynote.