Breaking Down the Walls

How data center convergence is changing the game for network operations

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Join Cumulus Networks and Forrester for this live event

The data center of today looks very different from the data center of ten years ago. And it continues to change rapidly. You can be sure that the data center 5 years into the future will look very different from what we have today. And no two data centers look the same, as each uses different technologies to varying extents.

As silos break down within the data center, bringing on new technologies is an effort that affects departments in varying ways. With the growing adoption of new technologies such as cloud, containers and Hadoop, software architectures and networking models need to adapt to handle the scale and complexity of the modern data center.

Join our webinar Tuesday, August 8th at 11 am Pacific with Guest Speaker Andre Kindness, VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester and Brian O'Sullivan, Director of Product Management at Cumulus Networks, to learn how and why these new technologies are changing the game for data center networks (and networkers) and how organizations who adopt a common operating model across their stack can gain efficiencies, simplify operations and leverage the benefits of emerging technologies.


Brian O'Sullivan

Director of Product Management
Cumulus Networks

Brian O’Sullivan is a generalist who happened to end up in a highly specialized field through no fault of his own. For the last 15 years he’s held software Product Management positions at Juniper Networks as well as other smaller companies. Once he saw the change that was happening in the networking space, he decided to join Cumulus Networks to be a part of the open networking innovation. He currently heads Product Management for Cumulus Linux, working closely with internal and external teams to build a product to deliver a delightful experience to customers. 

Andre Kindness

Principal Analyst

Andre serves the 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. 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.