Critical conversations on critical infrastructure

Critical Conversations bring together a diverse panel of IT pros to share practical advice on the realities of managing networks through profound disruption. Join the conversation by registering for the next Zoom roundtable and the Slack community.

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Next Virtual Roundtables

Who Should Own DNS in the Cloud?

December 8 @ 1PM ET

With all the promise of the cloud, a lot of challenges still remain to be resolved (pun intended). IT struggles when it comes to hybrid and multi-cloud architectures, for reasons related to fragmentation of visibility, control, policy enforcement. This causes security issues, efficiency problems, poor user experience, and much, much more.

In this roundtable, we and our guests are going to unpack:

  • What impact is the cloud having on IT today?
  • What impact is IT having on cloud teams?
  • How much access should IT have to the cloud?
  • Does the data we need exist, and where is it hiding?
  • Who should own DNS in the cloud?

Bart Castle

Cloud Technical Trainer, CBT Nuggets

Karun Malik

TPM SRE & DevOps, Loblaw Digital

David Muscat

Infrastructure Architect, IBM Watson

Lazaro Pereira

Sr. Staff Network Engineer, Abrigo

Mohan Persaud

Network Engineering Leader, Financial Services

Andrew Wertkin

Chief Strategy Officer, BlueCat

Why join the conversation?

This year’s unprecedented shift to remote work has introduced profound disruption to critical infrastructure, new security threats, and accelerated the adoption of cloud applications and services.

This is a community of IT professionals driven by a shared passion for managing these critical DDI challenges.

By joining, you’ll get:

  • Membership to a Slack community of peers that share candid insights on the realities of these network challenges
  • Direct connection to a network of seasoned DDI experts
  • To participate in a regular series of interactive Zoom roundtables with your peers

Join the Slack community

Past Virtual Roundtables

Should you “DIY” your DDI?

October 27 @ 1PM ET

In this critical conversation, our panelists weigh the allures of full customization vs out-of-the-box operability of core network services.

Where’s the Automation “Promised Land”?

September 15 @ 1PM ET

In this critical conversation, our panelists get real about the challenges and benefits of network automation.

The burning topics around automation, resilience, security & the cloud

Move fast and break build things

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) research reveals what steps you can take now to successfully adopt network automation (hint: it’s not learning Python).

You’re told to automate. Now what?

Strength in numbers networks

When NTP, which synchronizes network clocks, gets off-kilter, DNS and other network disruptions follow. Keep your NTP in shape with BlueCat’s expert tips.

7 tips to keep your NTP resilient

That ignorance is bliss risk

When everyone’s working from home, there are a few network configurations you may want to pay more attention to. Here are some best practices to consider.

Manage DNS for remote work

Reach for the stars cloud

BlueCat Chief Strategy Officer Andrew Wertkin walks through the major challenges of cloud adoption in his ONUG Fall 2020 session.

Embrace hybrid cloud

What’s next?

Check out the lineup of critical conversations that you won’t want to miss.

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