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Terry Slattery at Enterprise Connect 2014


Terry Slattery, Principal Consultant at Chesapeake NetCraftsmen and CCIE #1026, will again be a speaker at two sessions at Enterprise Connect Orlando 2014.

The sessions are:

 How To Keep Video From Blowing Up Your Network

Terry will be a presenter during a technical breakout on How To Keep Video From Blowing Up Your Network on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 9:00 am.


Video traffic continues to grow within the enterprise, but for those running the communications network, this trend is potentially dangerous: Especially in the case of ad hoc video usage like Skype and YouTube, end user video usage is not being centrally rolled out, managed, and controlled. But even when video is a part of a controlled rollout—say, of a Unified Communications portal like Microsoft Lync—you may not have a clear sense of how much video will actually be used. So do you overprovision the network, possibly devoting more resources than are needed? Or do you risk a situation where video traffic swamps the network and hinders the performance of mission-critical applications? In this session, one of the industry’s leading experts on real-time applications over IP networks will offer suggestions and real-world examples that will help you walk the fine line of provisioning for video in a world where video usage is often inconsistent.


  • What are all the potential sources of video traffic in your network, and how do you get visibility on what traffic generators are a real factor in your enterprise?
  • Who should you be in regular contact with across the enterprise, so that you won’t be surprised by sudden spikes in video usage?
  • How might mobile video affect traffic load on your network—both from devices using your WLAN, and from traffic originating in the cellular network but traversing onto your corporate LAN/WAN?
  • What are the best practices and benchmark metrics for provisioning bandwidth in the face of unpredictable video usage?
  • If you do find your network hit by unpredictable spikes of video traffic, what do you do to remediate?


 Powering Enterprise Communications with Software Defined Networks (SDNs)

Terry will be leading a three-hour workshop on Powering Enterprise Communications with Software Defined Networks (SDNs) on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm.


Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) are one of the hottest trends in IP infrastructure today, but the emphasis so far has been on their impact on datacenter networks and other lower-layer effects. But the basic SDN architecture is a natural fit with IP communications, since both rely on an architecture of higher-level control manipulating lower-layer resources. Indeed, SDN vendors are already announcing integrations between SDN controllers and IP communications servers, which could allow you to control and allocate network resources more effectively and efficiently for your enterprise communications applications.

But SDN is still a new technology with emerging standards, and so there are likely to be many challenges and issues to consider and deal with as you begin to integrate communications with the next generation of the data network.

This workshop will start out with a review of the basics of SDN—how it works, what the relevant standards and protocols are, and where the vendors are in terms of delivering products for production networks. We’ll quickly move to a tutorial on how SDN technologies can integrate with communications to provide better network performance for your real-time applications. The workshop will conclude with a discussion with some of the leading vendors that are actively working to integrate SDN and communications—as well as offering time for your questions. You’ll come away from this workshop ready to engage with your peers who are in charge of SDN at your enterprise, to craft a strategy for taking advantage of the benefits SDN offers for communications.



Enterprise Connect is the industry’s premier event for systems, software, services, applications for enterprise communications and collaboration.

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Nick Kelly

Cybersecurity Engineer, Cisco

Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.


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