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Infrastructure as code in action

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In this episode we continue the conversation about “infrastructure as code.” Last time we chatted about it we talked to Nick Mitchell and Eric Pulvino, two of our consultants, and shared not only what it is but what the problems infrastructure as code is solving for and why you should care. In this latest episode we go a step further. Kernel of Truth hosts Brian O’Sullivan and Pete Lumbis are joined by Anton Karneliuk who talk more about what it is and also discuss how to evolve it, what the challenges are and Anton shares his real-life experiences implemented it at The Hut Group.

Guest Bios

Brian O’Sullivan: Brian currently heads Product Management for Cumulus Linux. For 15 or so years he’s held software Product Management positions at Juniper Networks as well as other smaller companies. Once he saw the change that was happening in the networking space, he decided to join Cumulus Networks to be a part of the open networking innovation. When not working, Brian is a voracious reader and has held a variety of jobs, including bartending in three countries and working as an extra in a German soap opera. You can find him on Twitter at @bosullivan00.

Anton Karneliuk: Anton is a telecommunication industry enthusiast with huge track of the delivered projects across Europe. Started as a traditional network engineer in the Belarussian OpCo velcom | A1 Anton mastered pure networking skills (2x CCIE #49412 RS/SP) and then expanded the area of interest to the disaggregated data centre’s networks and network automation/programmability. Till July 2019 Anton was working as the team lead in Vodafone Group focusing on the design and optimization of the mobile and fixed services in the access/backhaul networks in Europe with the primary focus on the SDN based on Segment Routing, BGP-LS and PCEP, and simplification of the whole Service Provider operation process using automation. Currently, Anton is a network manager in THG (The Hut Group) Hosting with responsibility of building and operating the disaggregated data centres with Mellanox/Cumulus and international backbone spanning THG data centres and automation to manage that stuff. The main mantra: there are no service providers’, enterprises’ or data  centres’ networks. There are just applications, which must be connected in a certain way. You can find him on LinkedIn, Twitter, website and blog

Pete Lumbis: CCIE R&S #28677 and CCDE 2012::3, Pete is a Technical Marketing Engineer at Cumulus Networks. He helps customers build and design next generation, fully automated data centers. He can be found on Twitter at @PeteCCDE