Nash Darukhanawalla, CCIE No. 10332, has more than 25 years of internetworking experience. He has held a wide variety of consulting, technical, product development, customer support, and management positions. Nash’s technical expertise includes extensive experience in designing and supporting complex networks with a strong background in configuring, troubleshooting, and analyzing network systems. Nash has been with Cisco for more than 10 years and is currently an engineering manager
in the Enhanced Customer Aligned Testing Services (ECATS) group in the Advanced Services organization. Nash graduated with a bachelor of science degree in physics and computer science from the University of Bombay, India, and is a CCIE in routing and switching. He has written several white papers on various technologies and recently wrote the System Assurance Guide on High Availability Campus Network Design — Routed Access Using EIGRP or OSPF.
Patrice Bellagamba has been in the networking industry for more than 25 years and has spent more than 10 years in engineering development. He is a consulting engineer and a recognized expert in IP and MPLS technologies. He is one of the influencers in the development of MPLS and has led MPLS techtorials at Networkers in Europe since its
inception. He is also the inventor of the Embedded Event Manager (EEM) semaphore concept and is the designer of the VPLS-based solutions that this book describes. Patrice holds an engineering degree from the E´cole Supérieure d’Electricité, one of France’s prestigious Grandes E´coles and a top institution in the field of electrical and computer engineering. He has written several Cisco white papers on the use of MPLS technology.