Open Networking in the Software-Defined Data Center

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Transform Your Data Center Operations

Open networking is an important element of the software-defined data center. The SDDC has been rapidly identified as a key technology to better enable organizations of all sizes to achieve the affordable capacity and operational efficiency that the largest cloud operators enjoy. SDDC technologies enable innovation and allow enterprises to deliver a richer networking environment with reduced CapEx and OpEx.

Join Tom Burns, VP & General Manager at Dell Networking and JR Rivers, co-founder/CEO of Cumulus Networks as they uncover...
  • What should enterprises be considering when planning their five-year networking road map?
  • What is the current state of enterprise-ready SDDC technologies?
  • How can a SDDC provide for a more flexible and adaptable network foundation for the enterprise?
  • What steps should you take to modernize your infrastructure to be more aligned with business objectives?
  • How should you promote better interaction between silos in your IT organization?
If you’re a strategic networking decision maker, this is definitely a webinar you don't want to miss.

Dell® is the first and only major networking provider that provides customers greater choice and the power to do more with open networking. With Cumulus® Linux® as the networking operating system, one can leverage the management tools one uses for applications, compute and storage to manage networks as well, enabling automation and orchestration across the data center.
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Date & Time

Thursday, November 20th, 1:00pm PST / 4:00pm EST
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45 minutes of engaging conversation followed by live Q&A
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Hosted by

Tom Burns — VP & General Manager at Dell Networking
Tom Burns
Tom Burns, a proven business executive with more than 25 years of experience, is the Vice President and General Manager of Dell Networking. He is responsible for all engineering, design, development and marketing of Dell networking strategy, products and solutions. Tom is also accountable for the sales performance and overall P&L for the Dell Networking portfolio. Dell Networking plays an integral role in how the company delivers innovative end-to-end IT solutions including servers, storage and converged infrastructures.
JR Rivers — Co-Founder & CEO at Cumulus Networks
JR Rivers
JR is the co-founder and CEO of Cumulus Networks where he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company. JR has been involved with networking since Ethernet only ran on coaxial cables. He's worked on some of the most foundational networking products of their time, from early network interface cards at 3Com through switching and routing products at Cisco. JR's early involvement in home-grown networking at Google and as the VP of System Architecture for Cisco's Unified Computing System both helped fine tune his perspective on networking for the modern data center. You can follow him on Twitter @JRCumulus

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