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SDN, IPv6, Troubleshooting And More: Interopís Infrastructure Track

Get your arms around network troubleshooting, automation, SDN, IPv6, hyperconverge, and more from Interop's Infrastructure track.

Network and data center infrastructure keeps the bits moving and the apps alive. Interop Las Vegas loves infrastructure, and we’ve got the workshops and sessions to prove it.

This track features hands-on training and strategic analysis of emerging technologies. Below are selected highlights, and you can see the full list here.

11 Things You Can Do When You Get Back To The Office To Improve Network Performance

Taught by top-ranked instructor Mike Pennacchi, this half-day workshop aims to help attendees eliminate common performance issues and provide step-by-step processes for isolating problems, troubleshooting, and formulating and validating fixes.

Puppet And Chef: A Hands-On Introduction

Automation is required to keep up with increasing pace of delivery for IT services. This half-day workshop provides a useful overview of these platforms to help attendees get familiar with common configuration commands and learn whether these tools should play a role in their IT environments.

How To Get Up And Running With IPv6—Without Destroying Your IPv4 Network

IPv6 and IPv4 will likely run in conjunction as organizations transition to the new protocol. IPv6 expert Ed Horely provides clear guidance during this half-day workshop on how to get IPv6 up and running on your IPv4 network.

He’ll show you how to avoid typical IPv6 frustrations around router advertisement flags, DHCPv6 settings, and more. Note that IPv6 isn’t just the network’s baby: Storage and virtualization engineers and administrators should also attend.

How The Software-Defined WAN Changes Everything For The Better

This session, by network architect and PacketPushers podcast host Greg Ferro, looks at how software-defined networking is transforming the WAN. New SDN options make WAN connectivity more reliable, more flexible, and cheaper. Greg will delve into new approaches and choices for the WAN.

Techniques Of A Network Detective

Who or what has caused a network outage? This deceptively simple question can be very hard to answer. Join network investigator extraordinaire Denise Fishburne for this educational session to learn the techniques and methodologies to help you gather facts, eliminate dead ends, and identify the cold, hard evidence to troubleshoot an outage.

A No-Nonsense Approach To Hyperconvergence

This session peers beyond the hype surrounding hyperconvergence to explore why converged tech stacks are worth digging into, how they can be integrated into existing systems, and how they’ll affect IT teams and required skill sets.

Should Your Infrastructure Look Like Google’s?

Web-scale giants such as Google and Facebook are pioneering new approaches to network and data center infrastructures, and some observers say enterprises should follow suit. This lively panel discussion will debate the pros and cons of enterprises going down the Google road and what, if anything, today’s enterprise engineers and architects can borrow from the Internet behemoths.

A Practical Look At Network Automation

Network engineers don’t need to become programmers to keep their jobs, but it’s clear that network automation will require some proficiency with scripting, APIs, and other tools. This session explores various APIs that network professionals should be familiar with, looks at Python and Jinja2, and shares how to use tools such as Ansible to build and deploy network configurations.

Interop Las Vegas is April 27 through May 1. Register now to learn the latest technology developments, accelerate your career, and network with your peers in the IT community.

Drew is formerly editor of Network Computing and currently director of content and community for Interop. View Full Bio

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