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Using BGP EVPN and SDN to Build and Manage Data Center Network Fabrics with Pluribus Networks

As IT organizations seek to expand the reach of their network to accommodate for their decentralized environments, many consider adopting fabric models supported by BGP EVPN. At these scales, however, organizations need to be able to automate processes in the network to avoid logging long hours of manual management tasks.

Join our panel of delegates as they sit with members of the Pluribus Networks team to discuss how their products help simplify the management and orchestration of network fabrics. This Tech Field Day Showcase is sponsored by Pluribus Networks.


Alessandro Barbieri, Vice President, Product Management


Alessandro has over 20 years of engineering, technical marketing and product management experience in the networking industry. At Pluribus Alessandro leads the product strategy and definition for the Pluribus Networks product portfolio. Prior to joining Pluribus, Alessandro served as the Director of Product Management for several of Cisco’s Data Center and Enterprise networking product lines. His specialties include Datacenter Networking, SDN automation and High-Speed Ethernet technologies, where he contributed substantially to the 40GbE and 100GbE IEEE standard.


Rita Younger | @SDN_Girl

Rita Younger is an industry thought leader with over 28 years of experience in Data Center Networking and Security. Her areas of expertise include SDN, Private-Cloud, Hybrid-Cloud, Network Analytics and moving corporations to a true Self-Service Data Center model. She has shared her expertise serving as a panel member for Network World and CIO Magazine events, she is a delegate for Tech Feld Days, has been featured on TechWise TV, Packet Pushers and other technology media. Rita is the founder, a webcast series which exist to promote technical careers to young people, women and minorities. Her twitter @SDN_Girl has been named one of the top Twitters to follow for SDN. 

Peter Welcher | @PJWelcher

Pete Welcher started with a PhD in Math and discovered he liked teaching (or the sound of his own voice?) at the US Naval Academy. He did part-time coding (Pascal, Ada, Prolog, LISP, others, but not COBOL) and wrote a “True BASIC” book. In the 90’s, he joined Terry Slattery and had a part in coding the Cisco CLI parser, started teaching Cisco classes, got / was certified, discovered love of blogging, and never looked back. Loves variety and bad puns. 

Tom Hollingsworth | @NetworkingNerd

Tom Hollingsworth, CCIE #29213, is an analyst for Gestalt IT specializing in networking, wireless, and security technologies. He is an event lead and organizer for Tech Field Day as well as a frequent contributor to the networking community.

Orhan Ergun | @OrhanErgunCCDE

Orhan is a CCIE/CCDE Trainer, Author of Many Networking Books, Network Design Advisor and Cisco Champion 2019/2020/2021

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