Red Hat and Cisco: Extending network automation to the edge

Extending network automation to the edge is critical to addressing challenges that arise when managing remote locations. Security and compliance, infrastructure complexity, and management at scale are all aspects that must be accounted for. Red Hat and Cisco work together to deliver the platforms and integrations needed for efficient, automated NetOps. Join experts Dafne Mendoza and Oren Brigg to learn how Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform can automate your Cisco Meraki configurations effortlessly as they share use case examples, including those involving event-driven automation. In this episode we’ll cover: - The challenges that emerge when extending network automation to the edge. - The value of Ansible Automation Platform and Cisco Meraki at the edge. - Key use cases for network automation at the edge. - The emerging role of event-driven automation.


Dafné Mendoza | Principal Technical Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Dafné Mendoza is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager for Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform business unit. Prior to Red Hat, Dafné worked at Cisco Systems, supporting service providers customers across the United States, Canada and Latin America to design, implement, and adopt automation, orchestration, and network management solutions. She brings more than 10 years of experience in the IT field with specializations in DevNet, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), scrum, consulting, networking, and automation.

Oren Brigg | Product Manager – Developer platform and ecosystem team, Cisco Meraki

Oren Brigg is product manager on the Cisco-Meraki API and ecosystem team. With more than 20 years of experience in the networking and security industries, Oren brings a wealth of knowledge and context to the automation realm. One of Oren’s passions is to simplify and automate workflows with APIs, which is reflected in his DevNet Code Exchange contribution and on the GitHub repositories related to Cisco solutions. Oren has multiple submissions on DevNet Code Exchange and holds DevNet specialist certification.