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Individual Member Profile


Shannon McFarland

Date Joined
July 26, 2012

Statement of Interest

Help the community with design and deployment collateral


Shannon McFarland, CCIE #5245, is a Distinguished Engineer and Cloud Architect for Cloud Native and Application Infrastructure technologies at Cisco. He has been at Cisco for 20+ years. Shannon worked as a systems engineer at a system integrator for many years and as an end-user engineer in the medical industry prior to that.
Shannon has been involved as a technical contributor in the OpenStack (Since Diablo), Kubernetes and Istio communities, with a distinct focus on all-things networking. He is an author (“IPv6 for Enterprise Networks”) and a frequent speaker at various industry and community conferences to include OpenStack/Open Infrastructure Summits, Cisco Live, etc.


  • Cisco - From 2000-03-16 (Current)


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Networking (Neutron),Orchestration (Heat),Container Orchestration Engine Provisioning (Magnum)

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