October 2015 – Network Visibility in the Next Generation Software Defined Data Center

Topic: Network Visibility in the Next Generation Software Defined Data Center


Arista Networks, an established leader in software driven cloud networking, is partnering closely with VMware to deliver the industry’s first scalable, best-of-breed solution for network virtualization in the data center. Arista and VMware’s vision leverages core data center virtualization technologies to transform data center economics and business agility. Their approach of automation and non-disruptive deployment embraces and extends existing infrastructure investments.

Arista also has developed joint solutions with partners like Palo Alto Networks to provide enhanced visibility and security solutions in the software defined data center. This integration provides a more scalable solution for virtual security appliances.

This session will walk you through some of the unique capabilities of these joint solutions. Additionally, the session will cover using Tap Aggregation devices to increase the visibility of your network while decreasing cost all while network speeds move from 1Gbps to 10G/40G/100G.

Presenter: Josh Frank

Josh Frank is a Systems Engineer with 8+ years experience in selling into major service providers and enterprise networks, as well as 8 years experience prior to that testing multi-vendor switching and routing architectures at a major Service Provider. He specializes in the architecture and implementation of a wide variety of network designs including Data Center and WAN solutions.


September 2015 Monthly Meeting


Topic: The evolution of security, the evolving threat landscape and strategies for effective, security, compliance and risk management


Dell SecureWorks understands cybersecurity is a critical focus for organizations, and technology alone cannot address the risks posed by cyberthreats. We combine elite intelligence and trusted security expertise, helping organizations solve complex security challenges, strengthen their security postures and reduce risk in the face of a dynamic threat landscape. Intelligence practices developed by our security experts enable a security resiliency methodology, ensuring you see the threat, thwart cyber-attacks and recover faster from security breaches.

Presenter: Paul Webb

Paul Webb is Security Specialist with Dell SecureWorks. For the past 17 years, Paul has supported his clients across a variety of sectors to meet their needs in the areas of IT security controls and related consulting services including, but not limited to: Security strategy, information security, network security, IT risk management, IT compliance (e.g. PCI, GLBA, HIPAA, CJIS), vulnerability testing, penetration testing, technical controls sourcing and implementation and managed security services.

We are waiting to get the slide deck from Dell, we will post it here and email it out when available.