• Cerner Innovation Center

    10236 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City, MO (map)

  • One of the key promises of Software Defined Networking (SDN) is network programmability. This session will focus on what open networking components are and how they come together. How to leverage open source tools such as ONIE, Ansible, Behave and Gitlab for not only provisioning, but for modernizing how you operate the data center day to day. Network Programmability that serves as not only a single source of configuration management, but the way you actually drive your network.
    Russ Starr
    Russ started out tinkering with Linux & BSD systems and networking. After gaining a BS in Computer Networking, Russ entered the industry as a network engineer/architect. After over a decade Russ got back to his Linux roots and went into OpenStack and open networking. At Cerner, he is a Sr. Technology Architect on the IaaS/OpenStack Engineering team.
    As a BBQ-capital native, Russ always enjoys smoking some meat while sipping a homebrew. If he's not watching the Royals with his wife and kids, Russ is probably bicycling, playing bass guitar, renovating his old house, or geeking out with audio & video.
    Kevin Witherstine
    Kevin Witherstine is a Systems Engineer at Cumulus Networks with over 20 years of networking industry experience and with a recent focus on SDN and virtual networking. Previous to Cumulus, Kevin has had stints with industry giants such as VMware, Cisco, and Juniper.

    Enter through the West gate (other entrances don’t give access to visitors).
    When you arrive, security will direct you where to park.

    0 Response to "July 20th: DevOps Kansas City - NetDevOps: Automation on Bare Metal Switches - Kevin Witherstine, Russ Starr"

    Post a Comment

    Group Tools

    Random Prize Winner
    Use this tool to generate random numbers for prize drawings.

    Computer Humor Slideshow
    Just for fun!

    Follow this twitter list of the twitter accounts for the user groups. Ask for your group to be added to this list: twitter list
    Subscribe to the Kansas City User Group Newspaper at

    Blog Archive

    About Me

    My photo

    Work: I love computers and am passionate about writing good software and sharing what I've learned.
    Community: I volunteer time and money to several organizations like Rose Brooks Center, Hope House, MOCSA, CAPA, my HOA, and the software development community.