Oct 10th Mtg: WAN Optimization in the Data Center and Branch Office

Date: Oct 10th, 2013
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 303 (DIFFERENT ROOM THAN NORMAL – 1 Floor down)
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: WAN Optimization in the Data Center and Branch Office
Presenters: Rick Suehring

In this talk, Rick will discuss the convergence of virtualization and WAN optimization. The WAN is now a business critical component of your infrastructure. He will talk about why the WAN doesn’t work like the LAN, how virtualization is changing the world of networking, and moving big data around the globe.

Rick is a seasoned engineer in the computer networking industry. He started out at U.S West in the data communications lab in Minneapolis and eventually became a key player in rolling out their national frame relay network using Cascade Frame Relay switches. He then moved to the vendor community from there and have enjoyed the customer relationship and technical challenges of systems engineering and product management rolls. He worked in the Bay Area for five years before moving to the Pacific Northwest.

He has spent the last four years working with large enterprises such as Google, AT&T, Expedia and Getty Images implementing WAN optimization in both their Data Center and branch office environments.

Specialties: Cisco Certified Network Associate
Silver Peak Internetworking Expert #1031
Vmware VCP Certified


As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.