Welcome to SDN Essentials

It is our goal to be your dedicated source for all SDN professional services.

It is our goal to be your dedicated source for all SDN professional services.

SDN Essentials is a professional services company focused on SDN Education & Training, Professional Consulting and Managed Services. We are the one-stop SDN shop to plan, build and execute your SDN strategies and your customers’. We provide a thorough and real world understanding of SDN and help bring quicker service offerings, additional revenue, full visibility and control into networks.

Founded by Doug Marschke, SDN Essentials is built with strong roots and principles. For the last two years, Marschke has been immersing himself into SDN, presenting at colleges and with partners, taking interviews on webcasts, authoring books, and joining leadership forums like Open Networking Foundation, OpenDaylight and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.

With major networking vendors, start-ups and open source initiatives presenting SDN solutions, it has become increasingly difficult for customers to find the solution that fits their need. I feel it is important to help customers understand how a disruptive technology like SDN can benefit and grow their business.    — Doug Marschke

Prior to his transition as the SDN Evangelist, and CTO/Founder of SDN Essentials, Marschke founded, built and sold Proteus Networks, a network services company that was the premier stop for routing and switching education and professional services. He created many of the Juniper Networks certification exams, including the JNCIE Enterprise Exam and wrote and published JUNOS Enterprise Routing and Junos Enterprise Switching. Marschke has been the leader of true “engineering rockstars” and the largest group of Ingenious Champions at Juniper’s top VAR and Partner of the Year. He is certified as JNCIE-ENT #3 and JNCIE-SP #41.

Since he graduated from the University of Michigan, Marschke has been on a mission with his ventures to help service providers and enterprises optimize their networks for better performance, cost and reliability. He’s worked with national and international students, customers, partners, associations and peers, so he’s prepared to take on and drive SDN education and solutions with SDN Essentials.

It is our goal, as the SDN Essentials team, to be your dedicated source for all SDN professional services: Education & Training, Professional Consulting and Managed Services.

State of the art SDN Services

SDN is the hottest topic and in great demand to solve today’s networking concerns of equipment and operation costs, manual errors, security, speed and agility. Our professional services are essential to ensure confidence in the software and hardware decisions you make, a smooth migration and long-term performance and savings.

Management Team

Jenna Ricci

Jenna Ricci

Director of Education Services
Doug Marschke

Doug Marschke

CTO/Founder
Steve Dyer

Steve Dyer

Director of Professional Service

Sales

Ben Tuorto

Ben Tuorto

Senior Account Executive
Joanne Ziegler

Joanne Ziegler

West Region Sales

Education Team

John Lusk

John Lusk

Instructor/Network Engineer
Chuck Black

Chuck Black

Lead SDN Instructor
Jennifer Nappa

Jennifer Nappa

Logistics & Operations Manager
Steve Quayle

Steve Quayle

SDN Instructor
Hendy Appleton

Hendy Appleton

Content Developer
Hector Isaza

Hector Isaza

Instructor/SDN Engineer

Professional Services

Darien Hirotsu

Darien Hirotsu

Lead Engineer
Jeff Doyle

Jeff Doyle

Senior Solutions Architect
Abhi Thorat

Abhi Thorat

SDN Engineer
Gregory Crain

Gregory Crain

SDN Engineer
Winahyu Utomo

Winahyu Utomo

SDN Engineer
David Rarick

David Rarick

SDN Engineer
Michael Gonzalez

Michael Gonzalez

SDN Engineer
Yasir Ali

Yasir Ali

SDN Engineer
Armen Martirosyan

Armen Martirosyan

Network Engineer
Zheir Mokao

Zheir Mokao

Network Engineer

SDN Essentials Is Proud Partners with

  • NIA Member 2017
  • Open Daylight
  • European Telecommunications Standards Institute
  • Cisco
  • Paloalto Networks
  • Open Networking Foundation
  • hp
  • f5 Networks
  • Juniper Networks
  • cumulus networks
  • NEC
  • big switch networks
  • Arista
  • Mmidokura

© 2018 SDN Essentials. All rights reserved.