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AITP Akron-Canton Chapter Meeting

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Location :
The Bit Factory
526 South Main Street, Akron, OH

Software Defined Networking

SDN (Software Defined Networking) and NFV (Network functions virtualization) means different things to different people. In this session, we will introduce SDN, understand how it enables NFV and briefly look at the benefits of virtualizing the network. We will examine two compelling SDN applications, Hybrid Cloud and SD-WAN that are driving the rapid adoption of SDN at service providers and use these examples to explore the opportunity to create a heightened level of awareness and high availability when designing virtualized networks.

Presenter: Ravi Shankar, VMware

Ravi Shankar is a Staff Systems Engineer at VMware focusing on NSX and supporting the vCloud provider program. He has over 23 years of experience with a proven track record in the design and deployment of large scale, highly available, multi-vendor network solutions. At Cisco Ravi was a catalyst and sales enabler acting as a chief solution architect for end to end Wi-Fi reference architectures deployed in some of the largest Tier 1 & 2 Service Providers. Throughout his long successful career, he has contributed multiple revenue impacting innovations and has influenced product and solution direction based on customer requirements and competitive merits. Most recently, he has led the solutions sales cycle and large-scale deployment of business and carrier class SD-WAN solutions. He has presented complex networking architectures at many public international networking events and has been awarded distinguished speaker award multiple times. Ravi has a Masters in computer and information sciences and is a CCIE and a VCP-6NV (VMWare certified Professional).

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Networking: 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Presentation: 630pm - 7:30pm 
Wrap-up: 7:45pm - 8:00pm