Shannon McFarland, CCIE #5245, is a Principal Engineer in the Office of the CTO and is focused on Enterprise IPv6 deployment, VDI, and Data Center technologies. Shannon has been responsible for the Enterprise IPv6 design and deployment effort at Cisco for the last 10 years and has focused on application deployment in Data Center environments for the last 6 years.. He has authored many technical papers, Cisco Validated Design guides, a contributor to Cisco Press books and is a frequent speaker at Cisco Live and other industry conferences. He has co-authored a Cisco Press book titled "IPv6 in the Enterprise". Shannon has been at Cisco for 12 years.