Build resilient systems at scale
October 12–14, 2015 • New York, NY

Perimeter-less networks: The death of the LAN

Evan Gilman (N/A)
1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, 10/14/2015
Location: Nassau Suite
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 12 ratings)
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Prerequisite Knowledge

Attendees should have some basic knowledge of network architecture and key components (firewall, router, VPN, etc).


The transition to the cloud has not come without its fair share of challenges, network connectivity being one of the most notorious. With less control over the network than ever before, declaring an architecture is oftentimes more trouble than it’s worth, especially if you have more than one cloud provider.

Wrestling control over your network architecture is a daunting task while operating in the cloud. Instead, we can leverage automation to provide software-defined network policies that can be enforced in a distributed way. Taking this approach, long gone are the days of VPN tunnels, perimeter firewalls, and private networks.

In this talk, we’ll go over why network topology doesn’t matter like it used to, and how software-defined policies and automation can come together to provide your systems with a self-configuring decentralized network.

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Evan Gilman


Evan Gilman is a site reliability engineer currently focusing on Zero Trust research. With roots in academia, Evan finds passion in both reliable, performant systems, and the networks they run on. When he’s not building automated network systems, he can be found at the nearest pinball table or working on his upcoming book, Zero Trust Networks.

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