DIGS DC Day Speakers in 2014
(all presentations are held in English)
|Key Note Speaker|
Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354 Emeritus, is an independent network architect, book author, blogger and regular speaker at industry events like Interop, RIPE and regional NOG meetings. He has been designing and implementing large-scale service provider and enterprise networks since 1990, and is currently using his expertise to help multinational enterprises and large cloud- and service providers design next-generation data center and cloud infrastructure using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) approaches and technologies.
From Traditional Silos to Software-Defined Data Center
Vendors, consultants and industry analysts love to ignore the reality of today’s data centers and talk about exciting new technologies like Software Defined Networking and Software Defined Data Centers, and concepts like DevOps and NetOps. These concepts are important – they are potentially the only long-term way forward – but we need a series of baby steps that will safely bridge the gap between what we have today and where we should be in the future.
The keynote will focus on the practical steps you can take to begin the transformation of your data center, and the associated processes and practices, toward an agile software-defined infrastructure.
Moderator des Events
Ronny Fischer has over 15 years of experience in the IT Security and more than 20 years in the IT. During this time he held various positions in network, IT security and hacking.
At present, Ronny Fischer is a Senior Security Consultant at BT Switzerland Ltd. in Wallisellen and advises its clients in all areas of IT security. Previously he served as Security Consultant & Network Forensics at Computer Associates Switzerland and as an IT Security Specialist at Omicron and Comicro Netsys AG.
Main Sponsor Key Notes
Robert Kehrli, HP Manager Consulting Switzerland
Ivan Jascur, HP Manager Engagement & Solutions Centre CH
Ivan Jascur leads the Engagement and Solutions Pursuit Centre for HP
evaluation and development of data centre solutions with HP’s clients and
Datacenter requirements in times of change – How to be ready for The New Style of IT
The New Style of IT requirements and promises shift IT delivery models and service layers to serve optimized demand and supply chain. How happens this transformation and are there different ways to adapt to the benefits with Hybrid delivery models using Traditional, Private and Public Cloud services? How to overcome the hurdles and find the right transformation path specific to your business situation? The session shows how to support your journey to provide the advantages of the New Style of IT to your business.
|Emerson Network Power, Dr. Peter Koch
Since 2010, Dr. Peter Koch has been Vice President, Engineering and Product Management, for the business unit ‘Racks and Integrated Solutions’ within Emerson Network Power in EMEA. He is principally responsible for the development of energy efficient data center infrastructure products and solutions as well as high level customer consulting. He is focused on a comprehensive and sustainable view of the data center infrastructure, especially energy management and efficient use of facilities, systems and human resources to optimize the overall cost.From 1998 until 2010 Dr. Peter Koch held the position of Chief Technology Officer at Knürr AG, a company acquired by Emerson Network Power in 2006, in which he was responsible for product management, development and design as well as technology management. Prior to this, he worked as leader of the research and development department at Webasto Thermosysteme GmbH and was, amongst other tasks, responsible for the design and development of auxiliary heating systems in cars, trucks and busses as well as other products in the automotive or facility industry.
The Future of the Data Center – DC 2025
Envisioning the Data Center Ecosystem of 2025
point in their projected lifecycle in 2025—and yet far enough away that
From use of renewable energy to power density to sophisticated management tools, participants of the Data Center 2025 survey* set a high bar for the future. In some cases their projections are so optimistic they seem almost impossible when compared to the current state.
In our key note, we want to take a closer look on the findings of the Data Center 2025 Survey as well as on current data center trends and technologies.
* An industry-wide initiative, spearheaded by Emerson Network Power, to create a vision—or multiple visions—of the future of the data center, interviewed key industry influencers and conducted an online survey that generated more than 800 responses.
Arista Networks, Alexei Agueev
Alexei Agueev is a Systems Engineer EMEA at Arista Networks GmbH, where he can successfully apply his knowledge of both the server and the network world. His more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, among others at Foundry/Brocade and Enterasys, support him in this function. His special area of interest is the extensibility and integration using scripting and open interfaces. In addition, his deep knowledge and practical skills in Linux environment help him design modern data centers.Data Center Infrastructure of the future – what does Software Driven Network really, and what changes in the architecture and operating are requested?
The technology in the data center today is subject to very extensive changes and innovations. The theme (private) cloud includes not only the virtualization, but also the automation. In addition, the monitoring and troubleshooting in an environment that is virtualized in the server, the storage and the network is very important. This new development does not only use new tools such controllers in the SDN environment, but also used many open source solutions.
This makes the network in the data center changing more and more. New architectures or DevOps integrations are very important. In this presentation you will learn more about these technologies and the implementation in Data Center 10/40/100G networks. Integrations in controller, virtualization architectures and centralized / decentralized storage connections are vital to the Data Center of the Future.
Citrix, Stefan Volmari
Stefan Volmari has been with Citrix since 2002 and leads the Systems Engineering team who focus on Citrix Networking & Cloud solutions. Prior to this he was Manager Product Marketing and responsible for the Go To Market strategies for Citrix’ Virtualization and Networking products. Stefan Volmari has IT experience of over 20 years in the areas of Software Development, Marketing, Product Management and Sales in the enterprise market and specializes in Virtualization, Cloud Networking and Mobility Solutions.
Infrastructure for more security and flexibility to deliver the Next-Generation Data Center
The traditional model for datacenter investment has been to build in silos – often with dedicated resources for lines of business, or even individual applications – and to design for peak usage requirements. However, this approach is not sustainable for modern organizations. It is not practical to scale in response to rapid growth of applications and their traffic and is subject to spiraling costs and complexity. The need for robust datacenter security has never been greater. Traditional challenges and concerns—including extensive regulatory requirements, the rise of targeted attacks, and the continuing erosion of perimeter-centric security models—are now being joined by the need to account for highly dynamic enterprise cloud architectures and flat networks with fewer, natural ‘choke points.’ Add the ever-present budgetary pressures to do more with less, and it becomes clear that the foundation for stronger security must be built using existing datacenter infrastructure. We present approaches, to use a central infrastructure component to overcome these challenges such as scalability, security but also consolidation for the next generation datacenter.
Corero Network Security, Dave Larson
Dave Larson, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Product is responsible for directing the Corero technology strategy as the company continues to invest in its next phase of growth; providing next generation DDoS attack and cyber threat defense solutions for the Service Provider and Hosting Provider segments. Larson brings over 20 years of experience in the network security, data communication, and data center infrastructure industries. Most recently, Larson served as Chief Technology Officer for HP Networking and Vice President of the HP Networking Advanced Technology Group. In this role he was responsible for creating the long-term technology vision and strategy for HP Networking across a variety of product divisions and geographies. Larson was instrumental in establishing HP’s leadership in SDN including driving the creation of the OpenDaylight open-source SDN controller initiative as one of the founding executive sponsors of that consortium along with technology leaders include Cisco, IBM, NEC, Citrix and the Linux Foundation.
Prior to HP, Larson was Vice-President of Integrated Product Strategy for TippingPoint, where he was instrumental in transitioning the business to develop a line of Next-Generation Firewalls and vice-president of Security Product Line Management for 3Com Corporation where he defined global security products strategy across R&D development facilities in the U.S., U.K., and China.
DDoS Protection for the Data Center – Expand Your Cloud Offering and/or Protect Your Services
Hosting, co-location and data center operators and those whose revenues are closely tied to the ongoing success of their online services, require a more comprehensive level of DDoS support than previously available. What is particularly problematic about DDoS attacks is that they are increasing in power and sophistication year-on-year. Initially, they were often perpetrated by bedroom hackers and were relatively easy to combat with traditional security devices, but they have now become so sophisticated that traditional security solutions, are not designed to protect against these attacks. Data center operators and their customers are inseparably linked by the challenges DDoS attacks present, and as DDoS attacks have grown in size, frequency and sophistication in recent years the demands to ensure service availability and service security from customers have risen in unison.
Now, more than ever before you are enabled, and better prepared to inspect, analyze and respond to DDoS attacks and cyber threats before they can have a detrimental impact to your infrastructure, as well as the services you provide to your customers. Including attacks and threats directed at, originating from or within your networks.
Join Corero CTO, Dave Larson to better understand:
|ExtraHop Networks, Owen Cole
Owen Cole joined ExtraHop Networks in March 2011 as VP EMEA, following a ten- year tenure at F5 Networks. Previously At F5 networks, Cole held the position of Technical Director to which he was appointed in June 2006. In this role Owen was responsible for driving awareness around security and infrastructure acceleration to F5’s customer base, whilst also extending his skills in the applications field. Most notably, Cole delivered a presentation at Information Security Europe 2009 around ‘security in a virtualised environment’.Prior to this at F5 Networks, Cole was a Sales Engineering Manager where he helped the company deliver Technical Design and Pre-Sale support. He joined the company in 2001 and has over 20 years experience in the network industry, having worked with high profile clients such as Microsoft, Barclays and Deutsche Bank.
IT Operations Analytics: Delivering Persistent, Scalable Operational Visibility into Dynamic & Virtualised Datacentre Environments
While virtualisation has ushered in a host of efficiencies for the enterprise, the scale, complexity, and dynamism of virtualised networks has made managing those networks and the applications running on them a significant challenge for many IT operations teams. Owen Cole, VP EMEA for ExtraHop, will discuss how emerging IT operations analytics technologies leverage rich sources of IT data, including wire data and machine data, to offer unprecedented visibility into virtualised environments. With this visibility, IT operations teams are able to gain insight into the performance, availability, and security of applications, and rapidly and proactively troubleshoot problems before they impact line-of-business operations. Today, Virtualisation, Software Defined Networks and Software Defined Datacentres is a “mysterious art.” Many think they understand it, but few truly do. The ability to definitively quantify applications running on these dynamic architectures is critical to the success of businesses who “bet the farm” on these Next Generation Datacentre Technologies.
F5 Networks, Michael Giesselbach
Michael Giesselbach works for F5 since August 2013 and is responsible for Major Accounts in the DACH Region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). He is focused on Application Delivery and Security Solutions, especially Business Cases for the integration and consolidation through the whole service delivery chain.
Within his 20 years of IT experience Giesselbach worked for major IT companies like NCR, SUN and HP, serving in different Management roles for Sales, Marketing, Pre-Sales and Channel. Starting with Client/Server and Data Warehouse Solutions, the last 14 years he was focused on all challenges around Data Center operations and optimization.
SDDC and SDN – Keys to success beyond the Technology
State of the art datacenters and the next evolutionary steps – are we really focused on the right challenges? Everybody talks about SDx (Software Defined Anything), and in 90% of these discussions we are focused on a wide variety of technical solutions and their evaluation.
But is this the right focus? In reality there are many solutions available solving lots of our daily issues. Instead of using this we often discuss missing features, and real life implementation seems to be a huge problem. Especially when we look at cross-functional approaches. So it is an obvious conclusion that there are key success factors beyond enabling technologies, they have to be considered for the future. And the winner in the race for the fastest, most efficient and future-proofed datacenter will be the one who is able to overcome the barriers to these success factors.
Imperva, Terry Ray, VP Global Sales Engineering
Terry Ray is the Chief Product Strategist for Imperva, Inc. Terry has architected network, web application, database and file security solutions for hundreds of organizations globally.
Prior to joining Imperva,Terry worked in several technical positions at Check Point Software Technology ltd. over five years including level 3 user technical support, strategic pre-sales sales engineering, and finally as Lead International Security Instructor. Terry has lectured on various network and data security topics and taught numerous security courses in over 35 countries globally.
360° Data Center Security for Carriers and Service Providers
How to increase operational efficiency while safeguarding customer and financial data for security, privacy and compliance objectives.
If your organization collects and processes data, you face two major challenges: how to meet data compliance requirements and effectively protect the data.
Hackers and malicious insiders are trying to get to your data by exploiting gaps exposed by traditional endpoint and network security. These data breaches result in financial losses, regulatory fines and brand damage.
In this presentation you will learn how to protect your crown jewels effectively from those threats, avoid hefty compliance fines and stay out of the headlines.
Ixia, Nimrod Kravicas
Nimrod Kravicas is the EMEA Business Development Manager for the Ixia security market. Nimrod has over 20 years of experience in Networking and Security, evolving from the 80’s “serial” communication to modern next-gen technologies. Nimrod is a renowned security expert for testing and validation of security solutions including Firewalls, IDS, DDOS Mitigation as well as cyber range and cyber attack simulation. He works extensively with customers from the manufacturer, service-providers, enterprise and Government sectors, identifying next-gen requirements and delivering state of the art solutions for security validation.
Cost savings with security and performance tests
Cost pressure and the complexity of networks and security are steadily increasing. We want to show you how you can maximize the security and performance of your networks, data centers and applications significantly by corresponding test solutions.
Starting with a brief overview of possible security tests and their basis we show you what has changed in the testing of firewalls in the past five years and illustrate interesting customer cases.
How do you ensure that your firewall is working properly even under “realistic traffic” condition? What must be taken into consideration especially for firewall testing? How can network equipment providers and integrators benefit from such test solutions?
With an outlook on future challenges in the security testing field the exciting journey ends.
Juniper Networks, Vladimir Urayev
Vladimir Urayev is Sr. Sales Specialist, Data Center Solutions with Juniper Networks in EMEA. Vladimir has over 15 years of experience in the engineering, sales and marketing side of telecom and enterprise market. Currently in Juniper Networks, Vladimir is involved in sales and technical development of Juniper’s Data Center business with strategic partners.
Prior to joining Juniper, Vladimir spent years in Xirrus driving European business for company products and in Ixia Communications, responsible for application testing products.
Managing the Data Center and Cloud Services Evolution
Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Virtualization are the hottest topics in the industry now. And why is that? Service providers and enterprises look for ways to increase the agility of their businesses, that is driving the migration of applications and services to the cloud. This presentation discusses the role of SDN and SDN controllers, relevant use cases and the requirements of the underlay network.
Microsoft, Michel Lüscher
Michel Lüscher is a Microsoft datacenter architect in the Center of Excellence team. Michel is specialized in designing hybrid cloud solutions, datacenter optimization and virtualization compete. In addition a known blogger, author of books and regular speaker at events.
Extend your datacenter and offerings with the power of the Hybrid Cloud & Identity Services
The converging trends of big data, modern apps, cloud, and bring-your-own-device represent a new area in IT and real opportunities for IT to deliver more efficiencies and new value.
All these trends are driven by the rise of cloud computing and the use of cloud services. How can IT drive more efficiency and deliver new forms of value? With the platform wired for the cloud and built for modern business! Learn more about Microsoft`s vision of Cloud platforms – brings together on-premises solutions with a cloud platform to create a hybrid, highly-responsive, and accessible solution. Why choose between your datacenter and the cloud? A hybrid cloud solution gives you both: Connect hosting provider and tenant networks for hybrid cloud services!
Join this presentation to understand how to extend your current environment, how to access cloud resources to scale with flexibility and turn IT pressures into opportunities.
NetIQ/Unisys, Stefan Gerber
Stefan Gerber is Senior IT Consultant and IT Project Manager at Unisys. He has an in depth understanding and vast experience in the field of datacenter transformation, from working in numerous datacenter projects with the scope of consolidation, optimization, and transformation. He has helped major companies in Switzerland as well as internationally, to migrate their data centers to automated, well managed and at low cost.
Stefan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology as well as a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Business- and IT Consulting.
Data Center Transformation – well controlled migration of large data centers
Data Center Transformation Projects need to be well planned in terms of methodology, risk control and management. Unisys data center transformation projects are product-independent, effective and use customized methodology. The structured migration process and procedures lead to successful projects for our customers. In a well-planned process, there are assessments which gather all of the relevant data to show the interdependence of systems in the datacenter. By showing all systems in one manageable system model, the migrations can be planned and conducted effectively. Unisys is presenting the well thought-through methodology and technical solution elements. This way it will be good to see all relevant aspects in a project view to manage the changes in a data center successfully.
Nutanix, Frank Mild
Frank Mild runs DACH, CEE and CIS region for Nutanix, bringing the next generation DC virtual computing platform for private and hybrid cloud service to EMEA. Before Nutanix, Frank has been running the sales and pre-sales organization for more than 20 years for companies like Infoblox, Arista Networks and Motorola Solutions (Enterprise), etc. in DACH, CEE and CIS.
Frank has introduced latest cloud infrastructure technologies in enterprises and service provider and contributed to the growth of new technologies in emerging markets. This includes, winning light house projects, creating and growing channels, closing strategic deals, finding new markets and creative product positioning and building a winning team across DACH, CEE and CIS. Frank holds a degree as Dipl. Ing. information technology and applied computer science.
Building Web-scale Infrastructure for Enterprises Datacenters
When Google designed their next-generation datacenter they understood that if they relied upon traditional hardware-centric architectures, they would fail. Instead, they embraced a distributed software model implemented on commodity hardware, realizing unheard of economics and simplicity. These same technologies and datacenter architectures are now within reach of mainstream enterprises.
Palo Alto Networks, Christer Swartz
Christer Swartz, CCIE#2894, is a Consulting Engineer with Palo Alto Networks, focusing on Network Security in Data Center and Virtualization, in large Enterprise and Service Provider networks. He lives in the Bay area and has 25 years experience in the industry, beginning at Cisco (where he was employee #103), and subsequently at Swisscom, Netflix and Nokia, designing and implementing large-scale Data Center networks. He focuses on implementing network-based “Next Generation” security in evolving SDN and NFV architectures.
A look into the future of Software Defined Datacenter, focused on Automation vs. Security
SDN/SDDC – how does the future look connectivity and security wise in the software defined datacenter? What are the pros and cons of the new architecture and solution? What are the available and upcoming approaches and how does enforcement fit into these systems? What does a security device need to look like in an elastic world to cope with automation and dynamics without becoming unable to perform his job? Does the modern datacenter architecture still allow a secure design? We will put some spotlight to this for you, and will give you some thought-provoking questions on your way home.
SimpliVity, Jesse St. Laurent
Jesse brings almost 20 years of IT infrastructure experience. As the CTO, he is intimately engaged with customers, channel partners and SimpliVity’s Engineering organization, and helps shape the product direction and strategy.
Prior to SimpliVity, Jesse served as the CTO at Corporate Technology Inc (CTI), a $100M+ Systems Integration, where he focused on evaluation emerging technologies such as NetApp, 3PAR, Acopia, Riverbed, and F5. Jesse frequently speaks at industry events both in the US and internationally.
Jesse holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Brown University.
Building the new Data Center: The road to a Software Defined Data Center
History demonstrates that a Data Center technology evolution or revolution necessitate transformations of all of the underlying infrastructure layers in order to realize their full potential. Today’s potential revolutions—IT infrastructure virtualization and Cloud computing—are blocked from fulfilling their promise due to the traditional, disjointed IT infrastructure stack.
To truly simplify IT in post-virtualization data centers, the “data problem” must be addressed. That means performance, capacity, mobility, manageability, and protection of data are ensured without driving up CAPEX and OPEX.
This requires a new data architecture, a new radically simplified and assimilated IT infrastructure Data Virtualization building block —one that takes a VM-centric approach, ensures adequate IOPS to fuel application requirements, simplifies IT and operations and drives dramatic efficiency.
This holistic IT infrastructure removes the complexity that holds back virtualization and the Cloud today, and allows them to fulfill their promise: radical simplification, IT commoditization, and globalization.
Vormetric, Paul Ayers
Paul Ayers is VP EMEA at Vormetric. Prior to joining Vormetric, Ayers has held the position of sales director for PGP Europe and senior sales director for Northern Europe for PGP Corporation until its acquisition by Symantec. He also helped build value added reseller Intellect into one of the leading channel partners for McAfee encryption solutions in the UK.
Protecting the life blood of the Data Centre
Data is the lifeblood of the data centre. Data knows no boundaries, be it physical, virtual or cloud based. The need to secure that data, irrespective of where it resides is paramount to the success or failure of every organisation and every data centre.
In a world where insider threat, corporate and government espionage and evolving advanced persistent threats (APTs) are becoming everyday occurrences, data centres are seeking solutions that combine effective security management of their data with adherence to regulatory compliance.
In this session, Paul Ayers, VP of EMEA for Vormetric discusses;
Further professional speakers
Christof Jungo is Head of Security Architecture and Engineering at Swisscom and is responsible for the security of the cloud. For over ten years, he brings his expertise in the development and management of security solutions in the provider environment at Swisscom. Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer and member of the management Netix specialist in network and security. Christof Jungo is the author of numerous articles around Cloud Security and a member of the Information Security Forum (ISF).
Building a Secure Cloud
The dynamic, automatic provision of services from the cloud requires a rethinking of concepts and technologies. Software-defined networks (SDN) is the new trend: reproducing existing physical servers, networks and storage devices in software. In SDN hardware components are abstracted and provided as a logical pool of resources for the virtualization layer. In addition, the cloud jettisons a variety of existing security paradigms. Christof Jungo outlines new risks shows how the security dispositive will change with a lack of one perimeter.
|Marc Ruef, scip AG
Marc Ruef is co-founder and member of the board at scip AG in Zürich (http://www.scip.ch). The Swiss company provides consulting services covering security testing and forensic analysis, primarily in the financial sector. He has written several books, whereas “Die Kunst des Penetration Testing” (The Art of Penetration Testing) is the most well-known (http://www.computec.ch/mruef/?s=dkdpt). He launched and joined several projects, discussing and improving the wide field of information technology.Cloud Computing – New and old Risks
Cloud computing became a very important and comfortable way to store and share information. However, the newly discovered advantages bring new risks with them. This talk is going to discuss what kind of well-known and lesser known problems need to be addressed to provide a secure service as an advantage for providers and users.
Rene Raeber is a Distinguished Engineer in the Central Consulting Team, working on the Theater level for the EMEAR region at Cisco. Rene’s function covers Datacenter Strategic Accounts and Key Project support in the Commercial, Enterprise, Public Sector and Service Provider market segments. Additionally, Rene is an official and voting IEEE member, actively representing Cisco, and develops new Datacenter standards, such as IEEE-802.1BR (Virtual Bridge port Extension). Rene is one of the Key Datacenter Architects in Cisco, having been recognized for excellence awards on several occasions.
Rene has more than 24 years experience in the Datacenter and telecommunications industry. He joined Cisco more than fifteen years ago coming from a Financial Customer environment, where he was responsible for the IBM Mainframe SNA and Storage Business. He was also responsible for some of the very first SNA over TCP/IP implementations within the Enterprise environments.
Rene did study IT Engineering, and owns a Masters Degree in Business IT Security from HSW University in Lucerne. He is a Security Auditor for BS7799-2, ISO 17799 Information Security.
Datacenter Architecture Innovation – a recipe for SDN Data Centers with all ingredients
How are modern Datacenter Infrastructures build ? Introduction and explanation of the famous CLOS model, adopted by more or less al vendors, comparison to tradditional hirarchical and distributed models.
How do we abstract and scale a datacenter policy model ? Introduction and comparison of declarative vs. Imperative control plane models.
Why Overlay’s, what for, and which ? The session will explain the reasons and advantages of adopting overlay’s from an architectural as well as implementation perspective.
In concluding the attendees walk out with a summary of the latest and greatest Datacenter Infrastructure innovations and the recipe for a SDN Data Centers with all ingredients:
Christoph is for more than 25 years working in the IT environment, and more than 15 years in the IT Network Security, and since more than 10 years working for a big ISP in Switzerland in various security features activities.
From operating firewalls and other security devices to his actual position as a Security Engineer for network design and security analyst. The first computer hack is already more than 30 years back, nevertheless the interest to security
IPv6 Security in Datacenter, Client LAN’s and on all other Devices
With the introduction of IPv6 , there are coming up a lot of new Security threats. Some are well known from IPv4 , but with some new designs implementations in IPv6 create new possibilities, who most of the Network Engineers and Security Officers must learn to identify and to handle all
The presentation is a overview of seen IPv6 Issues, Threats and Solutions seen in the last years.