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.
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.
"INOC likes to get ahead of new technology deployments by developing and integrating appropriate NOC tools and workflows. As SDN becomes mainstream, we wanted to be ready to support our client's SDN-based networks. SDN Essentials helped our NOC development and support teams become knowledgeable about SDN; the real-world scenarios and the hands-on labs were very useful in developing a good understanding of SDN."
"We've always shared a common vision with Doug to train people to be experts and assist them with their product selection and installation once they are confident in their knowledge and expertise, Doug has found a smart niche and created a strategic business model that provides unbiased education and consulting and focuses on implementation and helping others achieve."