Technical Marketing Engineer, Illumio
Christer Swartz is the Principal Technical Marketing Engineer for Illumio. He has spent many years in the Networking industry, beginning with a small startup called Cisco, where he was an early CCIE. He has worked for both Enterprise and Service Providers as a Network and Security architect, for both Data Center and Cloud network deployments. He worked for Netflix on the design and birth of their Internet video-streaming architecture, and for Palo Alto Networks on designing deep security across the entire Ci/CD pipeline. He currently works for Illumio, focusing on architecting Workload Security in Data Center and Hybrid-Cloud Network fabrics. Network Security has traditionally been an after-thought in the Networking industry, with Scalable Cloud architectures and Security often perceived as a binary choice. Security can, and needs to be, de-coupled from traditional networking priorities.