Network Automation: past, present, and future
Moderator - Jesse Sowell, Cybersecurity Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University Speaker: Mircea Ulinic - Cloudflare, Network Systems Engineer, NAPALM maintainer, …
|Talk Title||Network Automation: past, present, and future|
|Speakers||Mircea Ulinic, Cloudflare, David Barroso, Fastly, Jathan McCollum, Dropbox, Jason Edelman, Network to Code, Jeremy Stretch, Digital Ocean, Kirk Byers, Twin Bridges Technology|
|Location||San Jose, CA|
|Date||Oct 2 2017 - Oct 4 2017|
Moderator - Jesse Sowell, Cybersecurity Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University Speaker: Mircea Ulinic - Cloudflare, Network Systems Engineer, NAPALM maintainer, OpenConfig representative Panelists: David Barroso - Fastly, Network Systems Engineer, NAPALM co-creator Jathan McCollum - Dropbox, NetDevOps, Network Engineer, NSoT maintainer Jason Edelman - Networktocode, CEO, Network Automation instructor Jeremy Stretch - Digital Ocean, Network engineer, Netbox creator and maintainer Kirk Byers - Twin Bridges Technology, Python and Network Automation instructor
During this panel, we will meet various network automation professionals. Each will provide a brief overview of their career path, highlighting any specific education choices or job opportunities which led them to where they are now.
Network automation is not just a concept anymore, it is a reality: network DevOps is a must-have skill of the 21st century. While there’s a continuous demand, many network engineers are still afraid to step into this world, or often the expectations are not properly set. In this panel, we will share our experience.
Kirk Byers has a long experience of training thousands of network engineers, and will provide advice on how to make the first steps and share best practices. Jason Edelman has looked into various environments and can share best practices on how prepare your environment (both human and network) to be ready for automation. David Barroso will be speaking about NAPALM, a widely adopted library to manage network devices cross-platform: the importance of vendor-agnostic methodologies and how they are able to help. In the end we will visit the future perspectives. Jathan McCollum and Jeremy Stretch will be speaking about the importance of IPAMs in network automation and how to use tools such as NSoT or NetBox as sources of truth to leverage automation. Mircea Ulinic will present methodologies and requirements for event-driven network automation and orchestration, in particular using Salt.