Amir Tabdili

Amir Tabdili is the founder, and acts as a consultant, to UnisonIP Consulting – Arlington, VA

He provides consulting services to large service providers for design and roll out of various IP/MPLS architectures. List of clients includes Telefonica, Ukraine Telecom, Portugal Telecom as well as various European and Middle Eastern enterprises. Below are examples of some of the projects involved:

  • Analysis of feasibility of a flat MPLS (PE only) infrastructure as compared to a tiered (P+PE) design
  • Feasibility study on Ethernet link bundling and its affects on convergence and scaling characteristics of the network
  • Certification of IP/MPLS equipment for mobile transport, using L3VPN technology
  • Extensive QOS tests aimed at characterization of vendor device behavior and performance.
  • Analysis of the behavior of BFD and characterization of its effects on other network failover mechanisms
  • Research and extensive testing on various IPv4 to IPv6 Translation technologies
  • Analysis of SDH clocking issues throughout the network and recommendations for the optimum configuration for various topologies.
  • Analysis of feasibility of usage of various logical router technologies.
  • Preparation of a low-level network design document involving L2/L3 VPNs, VPLS and IPTV

Acted as the primary consultant for product development and strategy at a fast growing network management company in the evolving Network Configuration Change Management (NCCM) space. Juniper Networks – Herndon, VA June 1999 – Dec 2007 Consulting Engineer, Verizon Business Global Account Team (2005-2007)

Acted as Juniper’s subject matter expert in all IP/MPLS design initiatives, overseeing product qualifications and deployment of Juniper products into Verizon’s global IP/MPLS network.

Led the technical team responsible for the deployment of world’s largest Juniper based MPLS network with over one thousand production routers globally. Consulting Engineer, Core and Convergence Applications, Americas (2003-2005)

Responsible for defining, driving, and articulating the value of Juniper product line to key audiences including service provider executives and industry partners.

Combined practical technical knowledge and superior sales skills to ensure maximum competitive leverage in deals totaling over 100 million dollars a year. Major account involvements included Verizon, Qwest, MCI, AT&T, Sprint, and Bell Canada.

Daily responsibilities included but were not limited to competitive positioning, industry events (IETF, NANOG), customer briefings, client management, white papers and sales training. Technical Lead/Senior Systems Engineer, Various Accounts (1999-2003)

Served as customer-facing liaison for key service provider accounts

Participated in qualification process and deployment of Juniper routers in customer networks in deals totaling over fifty million dollars. Sprint Corporation – Reston, VA June 1996- May 1999 Senior Operations Engineer, Sprint global IP network (Sprintlink) (1997-1999)

Responsible for the first deployment of Inter-provider IP multicast in a major service provider backbone, turning this technology into one of Sprint’s key services and a new source of revenue.

Led the team of engineers that acted as the last escalation point for all network and customer related issues.

Architected and implemented routing across the Sprint’s IP network utilizing BGP and IS-IS protocols.

Responsible for maintaining relationships with network equipment vendors and evaluating new technologies, Attending and contributing to various IETF working groups.