03 March

F5 Synthesis

Please join the West Michigan Cisco Users Group for our March 26th event! Be sure to forward this information to anyone who may be interested in learning more about technology, all are welcome!

Synthesis is F5’s architectural vision for delivering Software Defined Application Services (SDAS). Its high performance services fabric enables organizations to rapidly provision, manage and orchestrate a rich catalog of services using simplified business models that dramatically change the economy of scale for layer 4-7 services.

When combined with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure, the joint solution offers a comprehensive, application-centric set of network and L4-L7 services, enabling both traditional and next-generation data centers to deploy and deliver applications with the speed, reliability and security necessary to meet the challenges of an increasingly interconnected and highly demanding application world.


Michael O'Neil

Michael O’Neil is a Field Systems Engineer at F5. In his current role, Michael helps architect, develop, and demonstrate F5 solutions and how they integrate with various technologies and application vendors such as Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and many others. At F5 he is the Subject Matter Expert for Access Policy Manager (APM), a high-performance identity, access and security solution, and also holds his CISSP and F5-BIGIP certification.

Michael has a 16 year history working in various engineering and security roles. Prior to joining F5 in 2013, Michael served as the Sr. Architect/Engineer at one of the nation’s largest retail fixed income trading destinations; developing solutions around securing and virtualizing the Data Center - leveraging technologies such as Nexus, UCS, VMWare, various Unices (OpenBSD/FreeBSD/Linux*), and F5.


5:30 - 5:45: Registration and Networking

5:45 - 6:00: Sponsor

6:00 - 7:00: Discussion

7:15 - Room closes, After-Meeting Social


F5 Networks

Rob Goss





Davenport University

6191 Kraft Ave SE

Caledonia, MI

Sneden Hall Meeting Room 1/2/3 (Across from Auditorium)

Please remember to park in an E (Event) parking lot. We suggest section F, as identified on our Location page