I had the opportunity to attend Palo Alto Networks Ignite this year. Around 4000 people attended Ignite 2017, ranging from small businesses to large Fortune 500 companies.
While the conference had something for everyone, the reason I attended was to focus on design and product offerings surrounding Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
Palo Alto Networks announced several releases during their Ignite 2017 Keynote including
- Palo Alto Networks Application Framework
- Global Protect (Palo Alto Networks VPN Solution) as a service
- A partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA
Among the numerous sessions and networking opportunities, Palo Alto Networks offered was was called “Hands on Workshops”. These were essentially how the products fit into the ecosystem. I attended both the AWS and Azure workshops but walked away feeling less then enthused simply because the content was focused around what products can do in the cloud and not necessarily how to deploy their products in each environment as vendor best practices.
Overall I walked away from this conference wishing for more how-to and architecture discussions but I did walk away knowing more then I did before. For those of you just starting with Palo Alto Networks, check it out!