Bringing DevOps to the Network: Obstacles and Opportunities
OctoberOct 15 2020 02:30pm - OctoberOct 15 2022 03:10pm
As hybrid, multi-cloud, multi-domain computing has increasingly come to characterize enterprise environments, network management has taken on significant new dimensions of complexity. Never a simple or trivial affair, ensuring network availability, performance, and security in the current context presents daunting challenges even for the most accomplished network veteran. This session explores the opportunities made available to network management by the DevSecOps revolution as well as the obstacles that exist for realizing its benefits.
Speaker of Bringing DevOps to the Network: Obstacles and OpportunitiesBrent Holden is the Global Field CTO at HashiCorp, a company that delivers tooling for automation and workflows across infrastructure, security, networking, and runtimes. We help customers adapt to the shift from on-premise to multi-cloud computing and adopt a cloud operating model. Prior to HashiCorp, Brent has served in senior management roles with Red Hat and various startups. He is passionate about bringing distributed computing into the world of DevOps tooling.
Speaker of Bringing DevOps to the Network: Obstacles and OpportunitiesMichael is a 30+ year veteran IT professional. He began his career as a network engineer in the days of ethernet hubs and repeaters and has kept himself busy chasing packets of one sort or another ever since. He has worked in all manner of industry verticals and has significant large enterprise experience managing both networks and app hosting environments at scale at Bausch & Lomb and Fidelity Investments. Mike spent his final 5 years at Fidelity in the Enterprise Architecture group focused on various platform infrastructure initiatives, including leading the effort to develop a unified server strategy. Michael has spent the last decade working as an independent consultant, helping mid-sized, private equity portfolio companies develop the technology frameworks needed to support their global expansion efforts. His involvement with ONUG’s Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Security Working Group dates to its inception in 2015. He is an avid DevOps practitioner and for the past several years has served as Organizer for the annual “DevOpsDays Boston” conference. In his free time, Mike enjoys working on his finger-style guitar technique and tramping around the countryside honing his photography skills. Michael did his undergraduate work in Honours English & History at the University of Western Ontario, London. He studied graduate history at Brandeis, both taught and studied in the grad IT program at Harvard and earned graduate certificates in Data Science at MIT.
Speaker of Bringing DevOps to the Network: Obstacles and OpportunitiesChris serves as the co-founder and CTO of Itential, a network automation software company focused on simplifying and accelerating the adoption of network automation and transforming network operations practices. Using a model-based approach, Chris leads the innovation and development of the company’s flagship portfolio of dynamic, multi-domain network automation software. Prior to establishing Itential, Chris gained a wealth of experience in the SDN, NFV and OSS/BSS markets and held leadership positions at global organizations including Alcatel-Lucent, ReachView Technologies and Micromuse.
Speaker of Bringing DevOps to the Network: Obstacles and OpportunitiesMichael works as a Engineering Manager for VMware Carbon Black, a SaaS security company in the Boston area. He has a passion for all things surrounding cloud design and architecture, building tools with Go, automating infrastructure provisioning, and deployment automation pipelines. While not tinkering with tech he can be found pressing arcade stick buttons, or banging on drums.
Speaker of Bringing DevOps to the Network: Obstacles and OpportunitiesJeff Gray has led Gluware since 2011, bringing the first SDN orchestration platform to market and achieving blue-chip enterprise adoption. Prior to Gluware, Jeff was VP of BD at Yelofin--a virtual network operator, Director of BD at Firefly--a Cisco learning partner, and was a management consultant at Deutsche Bank GTS/Cards. Jeff holds a B.A. from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo has two US patents, and has received a US Special Congressional Recognition and a US Congressional Commendation for service to the community and business entrepreneurship.
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