Network Design: Out In The Open – activereach and Cumulus





Venue: Searcys at The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

Date: 10th October 2019

Time: 8:30am – 11:00am

Join activereach, Cumulus Networks and Mellanox at Searcys at The Gherkin

Network Design: Out In The Open

activereach, in conjunction with tech partners Cumulus Networks and Mellanox Technologies, is hosting a free breakfast meeting specifically geared towards educating networking IT professionals on how to introduce open source technologies into their data center networks.  We will show you how these open networking platforms enable customers to choose best of breed components in order to optimize and automate their data centers to meet their business needs.  Reserve your spot today.

This is not a sales pitch! Come prepared for an engaging session where you can whiteboard and brainstorm with engineering expert, Pete Crocker. He will review current network designs and various ways you can introduce open source technologies into existing environments — without disruption and with full interoperability.

Who should attend?

This event is suitable for all networking professionals.

What should you expect?

The content will be educational and technical with a focus on:

  • Designing networks with BGP-EVPN and VxLAN
  • Network Command Line Interface
  • Physical network design for OpenStack environments
  • Building networks to support container workloads, including Docker Swarm and Kubernetes
  • How the Cumulus and Mellanox partnership frees enterprises to extend and improve the innovation, efficiency, and automation of their data centers

and of course breakfast at Searcys with amazing views of The City!


Pete CrockerPete Crocker is a UK-based systems engineer for Cumulus Networks, a provider of open networking solutions for the data center. Previously a network engineer himself, he’s been working with many of the largest European service providers, financials and enterprise customers since the turn of the millennium.




CPE ISC2 credits are available