Stephen Lynn

Senior Staff Systems Engineer, Networking & Security

Stephen Lynn is a principal architect at VMware, leading the NSX SDWAN by Velocloud solution. He joins VMware after 19 years of being at Cisco. As a recognized expert at Cisco and in the networking industry, Stephen has been working on large scale complex Wide-Area Network infrastructure for federal government agencies for 15 of the 19 years he was at Cisco. His focus has been on architectural designs involving between 1000 and more than 20,000 sites leveraging technologies such as MPLS, DMVPN, and GETVPN to provide segmentation and transport security. Other areas of focus include high availability and convergence, QoS, and network segmentation. He has presented WAN Architecture and Design Principles, which covers best practice in WAN design, in Cisco Live global events for the past 10 years. Stephen has published a book titled Virtual Routing in the Cloud, which covers the industry transition to network function virtualization and how it can be applied to the transition into the cloud. He currently has three CCIE certifications along with CCDE. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He resides in Reston, VA.


In this session, you will learn more about how to leverage VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud to deliver agile, flexible, and scalable mission environments. NSX SD-WAN enables the abstraction of services configuration into mission-level policy definitions. Additionally, the solution leverages automation for mission policy framework while enabling seamless public and private clouds migration. Lastly, you will learn how the NSX SDWAN provides consolidated monitoring and visibility across the variety of physical transports and service providers.