Agile Network Deployment

On Demand Webinar • 45 minutes with Q & A

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Webinar Overview

Networks exist to support businesses. The ability to quickly adapt to business needs is the holy grail of a top-notch network team. 

In a similar fashion to "agile" in the software development world, the network can be agile too. Modern networks are deployed and tested in minutes and hours instead of days, weeks and months.

In this episode, Eric Pulvino will join Dinesh Dutt in explaining and demonstrating how simulation factors into the deployment paradigm of modern networks. We'll discuss where simulation makes sense and how one can avoid the costs of an expensive hardware lab. We'll review a practical example of how to quickly build and configure a realistic network simulation and discuss how these simulations can be rolled into automated testing workflows to test config changes before pushing them into production.   

Join us and learn:

  • What is Vagrant

  • How you can quickly recreate a real network topology in virtual land with Vagrant

  • How to use Cumulus VX with network automation tools such as Ansible & Puppet to simulate a real life network from ONIE and ZTP all the way to a fully running network.


Dinesh Dutt

Chief Scientist
Cumulus Networks

Dinesh G Dutt has been in the networking industry for the past 15 years, most of it at Cisco Systems. Most recently, he was a Fellow at Cisco Systems. He has been involved in enterprise and data center networking technologies, including the design of many of the ASICs that powered Cisco's mega-switches such as Cat6K and the Nexus family of switches. He also has experience in storage networking from his days at Andiamo Systems and in the design of FCoE. He is a co-author of TRILL and VxLAN and has filed for over 40 patents.

Eric Pulvino

Senior Consulting Engineer
Cumulus Networks

Eric is a Senior Consultant at Cumulus Networks where he spends the majority of his day helping customers to adopt, integrate, deploy and operate open networking. A hybrid network engineer, and sys-admin, Eric possesses a personal passion for streamlining network ops through simulation, automation and scripting. Before he came to Cumulus, Eric worked as a Network Consulting Engineer at Cisco Systems where he worked primarily on large service provider networks from AT&T and Google.