Elastic Infrastructure: Re-defining the Process for Enabling People and Applications for the Future

Spring 2021

Over the winter, the Elastic Infrastructure Working Group developed the playbook for networking in the post Covid world. With Remote Workforces (RWF) staying remote and large corporations selling campus and headquarter facilities, etc., a new set of networking requirements has emerged from data center to multi-cloud connect to home office to IoT. Zero trust security, 5G, multi-cloud networking, SASE, edge computing, network services as cloud-based overlays, etc., are all coming together to deliver a more agile and elastic infrastructure. In this session, you will receive the playbook to build your own Elastic Infrastructure and see deployable demonstrations.  


Steve Wood is a Distinguished Engineer and Product Architect providing strategic direction for SD-WAN, Cloud, Network-as-a-Service and Enterprise Networking products in Cisco’s Enterprise Network Group. A 20-year veteran of Cisco, his expertise spans ASIC design,  Routing, 3G/4G and Wifi Mobility as well as Cloud and Enterprise Architecture. He is a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies worldwide deploying networks to solve business problems, through deep knowledge of platform technology and network design. He is chair of the ONUG Network Cloud working group.

Hammad is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix specializing in multi-cloud networking and security across AWS, Azure, GCP and OCI. Prior to Aviatrix, he has been leading technical teams at VMware on NSX and Kubernetes, at Riverbed and Microsoft.

You can follow him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cloudhammad/) or on Twitter (@cloudhammad).

Prior to founding MarketWord in 2006, Mark Fishburn held roles as Managing Director, VP marketing, VP sales, VP market development, technical strategy, and business unit manager with Xerox, Retix, Netcom Systems, Spirent. He has been a board member and chairman of several industry associations and frequent speaker at industry conferences worldwide.

John is the Principal Field Evangelist at Aviatrix focusing to partner and build relationships with top customers as well as peers at AWS, Azure and GCP helping to pave the way for the future of networking and security in public clouds. Prior to joining Aviatrix, John spent the past 20 years at Citigroup as the Global Head of Network Engineering. Most of John’s career has been in technology leadership roles working for large financial enterprises helping to drive innovation and adoption next generation technologies.

You can follow John on linkedin: (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johngonsalves22/) or on Medium (https://john-gonsalves22.medium.com/)

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