April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Cerner’s Journey Towards a Secure Software Defined Data Center

Security for Software Defined Data Center is a challenge that a lot of enterprises face. At Cerner we wanted to move to an OpenStack based SDDC implementation but wanted to ensure that this was done without reducing the security posture of our environment while at the same time enable an improved level of operational efficiency and lowered TCO. Some of our key success indicators include the ability to gain increased visibility and control against malicious activity within the Data Center and thus secure East-West traffic, enable this in an automated manner that would allow us to deploy virtual security functions such as IPS and enforce policies easily while the virtual security functions continued to maintain an acceptable level of performance. With these top level requirements, we started working on a solution implementation with Intel® Corporation and Midokura® and are in the midst of our engagement. The key components that are currently part of the solution implementation are Intel®

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will learn from a real life example of an IT shop’s journey to enable a secure SDDC, the challenges that the Cerner IT team faced and their plans moving forward. Attendees can also expect to see a demonstration of the use case that we at Cerner are in the process of implementing.

Tuesday, April 26, 3:40pm-4:20pm (8:40pm - 9:20pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Cerner Corp
I am a technologist and am unique from other speakers because I have experience as a technical people manager, practitioner (strategist/architect/engineer), and have actively taught for 7 years at the collegiate level.  At Cerner I have returned to technical engineering manager role.  I really enjoyed leading architects and software developers to create a new innovative solutions... FULL PROFILE
Platform Solutions Architect
I am an IT practitioner in Intel's Network Platform Group and am responsible for working with Enterprise and Cloud end customers to define solutions architecture that helps accelerate the adoption of Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization. I started my career as a Network Specialist responsible for configuration and management of Routers, Switches and... FULL PROFILE
Based in Barcelona, Pino de Candia joined Midokura as a Software Engineer in late 2010. He helped build early versions of MidoNet and in 2011 started and managed the Barcelona-based Network Controller team. Over the next 3 years Pino helped grow Midokura's Barcelona office to nearly 20 engineers. From early 2013 through August 2014, Pino was VP of Engineering after which he... FULL PROFILE