Is EVPN-VXLAN new to you? Are you trying to sort through what it can mean to your business? Perhaps you’re looking for a refresher?
This video will lay the foundation for EVPN-VXLAN, a widely supported open standard that is evolving into the best answer to multi-vendor network virtualization for enterprise networks. In this session, we talk to industry experts and RFC authors to determine why this open standard is integral to your success and how to make it relevant to your leadership. Like other technologies, EVPN-VXLAN started out as a proprietary set of vendor specific solutions that evolved into a standard to address several business and technical challenges. This EVPN-VXLAN primer will cover the history of EVPN and the problems it set out to solve.
In this video, you’ll hear from Andre Kindness, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research; Jeff Tantsura, Head of Networking Strategy, Apstra; Aldrin Isaac, Senior Director, Portfolio Product, Juniper Networks.
Andre Kindness, Principal, Forrester Research
Andre serves IT Infrastructure & Operations Professionals. He is a leading expert on enterprise network operations and architecture. His research focuses on networking technology and strategy–such as software define networking and network function virtualization–for private cloud, remote locations, and hybrid cloud. In particular, he is a leading visionary in defining the network architecture and technology needed inside retail stores, hospitals, manufacturing sites, and hospitality venues. The focus of each is engaging the people involved, especially customers. He helps Forrester clients develop and improve their strategy to ensure they create a network platform for the digital business since the network connection can be a customer’s first touch point to the business.
Jeff Tantsura, Head of Networking, Apstra
Jeff Tantsura has been in the networking space for 25+ years and has authored/contributed to many RFC’s and patents, worked in both, SP and vendor environments. He is co-chair of IETF Routing Working Group, chartered to work on New Network Architectures and Technologies, including protocol independent YANG models and Next Gen Routing Protocols as well as co-chair of RIFT (Routing in Fat Trees) Working Group chartered to work on the new routing protocol that specifically addresses Fat Tree topologies typically seen in the Data Center environment. Jeff serves the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). His focus has been on 5G transport and integration with RAN, IoT, MEC, Low Latency networking and Data modeling. He’s also a board member of SF Bay Area ISOC Chapter. Jeff is Head of Networking Strategy at Apstra, company championed Intent Based Networking, defining company’s networking strategy and technologies.
Aldrin Isaac, Senior Director, Portfolio Product, Juniper Networks
Aldrin is involved in strategic product development at Juniper. Prior to joining the Juniper team in 2015, Aldrin spent 20 years designing, building and running networks. He was the chief technologist responsible for the design and development of the global IP/MPLS and data center networks of a premier financial news, media and SaaS company, supporting the reach of its business to over 100 countries. During his career as an operator, Aldrin bootstrapped the industry collaboration that led to EVPN (RFC7432), for which he is also a coauthor. Aldrin is also a pioneer in fully automated network infrastructure.