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Building cloud networks: Terraform or Ansible?

SeaGL 2021

While DevOps folks are deploying cloud apps at cloud speed, traditional network engineers are still hand jamming on their routers’ CLI like it’s 1999. Let’s fix that!

In this session, we will show you how to deploy multi-cloud networks in the Infrastructure-as-Code age using modern tooling. And we’ll answer the question in every network engineer’s mind once and for all: Terraform or Ansible?


François Caen

François Caen

Francois Caen started his career as a SysAdmin at Rackspace. After playing with Linux servers for a while, and co-authoring the Linux Toolbox book series, he realized that networking is just more fun. As a NetOps engineer, Francois enjoyed tinkering with scripting and automation while building and maintaining enterprise networks. Francois joined Cisco in 2015 as a Systems Architect in the Public Sector Team, and later transitioned to the Global Enterprise Segment, where he assisted a Fortune 100 sportswear company in modernizing and automating their network. In early 2021, Francois became the Programmability & Automation CoE Lead for Cisco Americas Systems Engineering.

Troy Perkins

Troy Perkins, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Been doing automation/programmability since the early days (screen scraping) and love tinkering with various projects.