Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center Jump Start

Is your infrastructure outgrowing your current networking strategy? Want to simplify the process for managing your datacenter? Software-defined networking (SDN) can streamline datacenter implementation through self-service provisioning, take the complexity out of network management, and help increase security with fully isolated environments. Intrigued? Bring specific questions, and get answers from the team who built this popular solution!

Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 are being used with SDN implementations in some of the largest datacenters in the world, and this Jump Start can help you apply lessons learned from those networks to your own environment. From overall best practices to deep technical guidance, this demo-rich session gives you what you need to get started, plus in-depth Q&A with top experts who have real-world SDN experience. Don't miss it!

Instructor Team
Symon Perriman​ | Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist | @SymonPerriman

As Microsoft's corporate Senior Technical Evangelist covering private cloud, virtualization, and System Center, Symon Perriman is a recognized industry expert in datacenter management, cloud, virtualization, high availability, disaster recovery, mobile technologies, and social media. He has been working in the technology industry since​ 2002, and he spent four years as a Program Manager on the Server Clustering & High-Availability engineering team. Symon holds several patents and industry certifications, including Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCSE Private Cloud, and VMware Certified Professional (VCP). In 2013, he co-authored Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 for IT Professionals (Microsoft Press) and has contributed to five other technical books for virtualization, server, clustering, and SQL. He co-hosts the weekly Edge Show for IT professionals, has had his technologies featured in PC Magazine, Reuters News, and The Wall Street Journal, and he is President and Founder of FanWide Technologies LLC. Symon graduated from Duke University with degrees in computer science, economics, and film & digital studies.​​​

Prabu Rambadran | Microsoft ​Senior Product Manager | @Prabu_Msft

Prabu Rambadran is a Senior Product Manager in the Windows Server and System Center Product Marketing team. His main areas of focus are datacenter storage, software-defined networking, and backup & disaster recovery across the Windows Server and System Center products. Prabu has been with Microsoft for more than eight years. He was part of the Windows Development team before transitioning to the Windows Server and Management marketing team. Prabu has a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in computer science and mathematics.

​Rajeev Nagar | Microsoft ​Principal Group Manager, Operating Systems Group

Rajeev Nagar oversees the Datacenter Networking & Platform team in the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, responsible for infrastructural networking and connectivity technologies for Microsoft operating system platforms, devices, and services (Datacenter/Cloud). His past responsibilities have included strategic, business, and technological leadership for storage, clustering, and high-availability solutions within Windows. Prior to the position at Microsoft, Rajeev was Founding CEO and CTO of Kuokoa Networks, Inc., focused on storage networking solutions for enterprises, and founder/CEO of NTCS, Inc., delivering file systems, storage, and security solutions for Windows-based deployments. He has also held technical leadership positions with Hewlett-Packard and Transarc Co. (IBM). Rajeev’s credits include multiple patents and publications, including a book on developing file systems. He holds a BE in computer engineering, an MS in computer science (UCF), and an MBA (UC Berkeley).

Ravi Rao | Microsoft Principal Program Manager
Ravi Rao is a Principal Program Manager Lead on datacenter networking at Microsoft. In this role, he contributes to the overall software-defined networking strategy, including technologies such as the virtual switch, network virtualization, hardware accelerations, and the TCP/IP stack. Previously, he worked on peer-to-peer protocols, WAN optimization solutions, and networking APIs. He has more than 20 awarded patents. Ravi graduated with an MS in computer science from Michigan State University, specializing in distributed systems.
CJ Williams | Microsoft Principal Program Manager

CJ Williams is a Principal Program Manager on the Windows Networking team working on Hyper-V network virtualization and software-defined networking. He has worked at Microsoft for 11 years on a variety of teams, including Windows, Windows Embedded, Bing, and Microsoft Research. Most recently, he worked on the eXtreme Computing Group in Microsoft Research, primarily focused on cloud computing and large-scale distributed systems, including networking.

Live Event Details
March 19, 2014
8:00am-1:00pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: IT Pro

​This course will benefit networking engineers and architects, virtualization specialists, CIOs, and anyone else with an interest in networking.