ENCITE: Automation and Orchestration as the Evolution of SDN

Friday, March 9, 2018
10:00 am to 11:00


Programming the next generation of network hardware is more important now than ever. Networks still require automation, orchestration, and simplified management. This webinar will explore available options without a common protocol such as OpenFlow.

About the speaker:

Nick has been involved in the networking industry in varying roles since 1997. Prior to joing the Network Engineering group at ESnet, Nick was employed by the University of Illinois as the Lead Network Engineer working on research and HPC, campus and wide area connectivity. In this role, Nick also functioned as the Lead Network Engineer and IP architect for the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) broadband project of the year, UC2B.

Nick has also held Network Engineering positions at early regional broadband internet providers as well as at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Nick has participated in the SCinet working group on several occasions and has been involved in R&E, high performance networking and security since 2002. In addition to Network Engineering positions, Nick has been involved in cybersecurity from the campus, enterprise and service provider perspective and acted as a resource and trainer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation RCAT agents. Nick has been active in the SDN community since 2009 and is currently activly involved in several SDN related initiatives and projects.