Roel Bernaerts

Principal Engineer

Infrastructure, Cloud & Security Services (ICSS)

Roel Bernaerts is a Principal Engineer in Cisco IT's Infrastructure, Cloud & Security Services (ICSS). His primary focus is driving the transformation of the core of Cisco’s internal network from a traditional enterprise to a Cloud Ready Network. Delivering fast, agile and secure connections between enterprise resources and the outside world is top of mind. He resides in Belgium and has over 20 years of IT experience – all of which are with Cisco IT.


August 23, 2021


How the network team’s bold steps + agile mindset launched a cloud-ready backbone

Cisco’s CloudPorts needed enhanced connectivity to meet the rapidly growing business reliance on public cloud and SaaS workloads. This blog details how Cisco engineers shifted from an operations focus to an agile approach to network design, resulting in a new cloud-ready backbone that delivers enhanced technical capabilities while supporting Cisco’s business transition and cloud adoption.

June 29, 2020


As the landscape evolves, so must the enterprise backbone

Most organizations today take advantage of cloud services. From software as a service (SaaS) to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), these cost-effective solutions help accelerate business and offer new opportunities for innovation. Within the Cisco network, we’ve seen an impact from changing traffic patterns as our clients adopt to Cloud Services. We see more and […]

March 25, 2019


Cliente cero para Firewall de próxima generación 6.3

En el rol de Cisco IT como Cliente Cero, nos hemos asociado con el grupo de Seguridad para probar el nuevo software Firepower 6.3. Nuestro objetivo final es ayudar a...

December 6, 2018


Customer Zero for Next-Generation Firewall 6.3

In Cisco IT’s role as Customer Zero, we have been partnering with the security business group to test-drive the new Firepower 6.3 software. Our ultimate goal is to help improve the code before it is released to our customers. To put our money where our mouth is, we deployed the code into our production environment within 24 hours of publishing on cisco.com.