Networking and security vendors love to talk about their software-defined solutions and automation… but can we really deploy the products they’re advertising, and if we can, will we get the benefits the vendors and industry press promise? This session will describe typical real-life deployment scenarios, from cloud orchestration systems to Puppet- or Ansible-driven device configurations, and x86-based open source solutions. It will also point out typical pitfalls including the need for application deployment process reengineering, and lack of scale-out management and auditing tools.
Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354 Emeritus, has been designing and implementing large-scale service provider and enterprise networks as well as teaching and writing books about advanced technologies since 1990. He’s the author of several Cisco Press books, prolific blogger and writer, occasional consultant, and creator of a series of highly successful webinars.