ExpertExpress™ service is the quickest and most cost-effective way to get a second opinion, design review, implementation help or technology guidance from a team of networking experts:

Ivan Pepelnjak
Ivan Pepelnjak
CCIE#1354 Emeritus

Jeremy Filliben
Jeremy Filliben
CCIE#3851, CCDE#20090003

Dinesh Dutt
Dinesh Dutt
ex-Cisco Fellow
ex-Chief Scientist @ Cumulus

Nicola Modena
Nicola Modena
CCIE #19119, JNCIE-SP #986

Ed Horley
Ed Horley
20-year IT industry veteran in IPv6 technology

Where could we help you?

The engineers in ExpertExpress team have expertise in:

  • Data center, campus and service provider networking;
  • Private, hybrid and public cloud deployments;
  • Virtualization, storage and SAN, including FC and FCoE
  • Security;
  • Network automation and SDN.

Every member of the team is focusing on a different set of platforms or vendors; together we can solve problems involving:

  • Networking devices running Cisco IOS, IOS-XR, NX-OS, ACI, Junos or Cumulus Linux;
  • Virtualization environments running VMware, VMware NSX, and Hyper-V;
  • Automation tools including Ansible, Puppet, Chef, PowerShell and Cisco NSO.
Kathleen Hendrick, Network Architect, Twick Consulting
Dear Ivan, just wanted to reach out and say thanks for the discussion the other day through ExpertExpress. Your ability to assess the current situation, propose a number of possibilities and then do an in-depth examination of the actual packet flow within each possible solution, all within the 90 minutes, is invaluable. This really speaks to your absolute incredible understanding of technology and its behaviour in various scenarios. These discussions have already assisted in pointing us in the right direction and will be pertinent in determining the final architecture.

How does it work?

  • After deciding you're interested in the ExpertExpress service, please contact us with a short description of the engagement before buying it;
  • We'll suggest the best member of our team based on their knowledge and availability;
  • Once the scope of the consulting engagement has been agreed and the online session scheduled, buy the ExpertExpress service.

When is ExpertExpress not the right choice?

ExpertExpress is a flexible cost-optimized service. Please don't expect to use it for time-critical or extensive engagements like lengthy documentation reviews, lab work, functional or performance tests or production network support.

CJ Infantino, Network Engineer at Facebook / previously Senior Network Administrator at BlueTie, Inc.
While I was working at a small ISP I needed to come up with a complete redesign for the core IP network. Since the company was small with a small engineering staff, most of the design and implementation fell on my shoulders. When I found out about Ivan's ExpertExpress, I was thrilled to be able to get advice and help from one of the giants in my field. It didn't take much convincing, if any, from management to get approval for the service. Fast-forward to the present and the network has been implemented and running great!

Buy the Service

Select the service that best fits your needs:



90 minute live session[2]

Short preparation for the conference call

E-mail answers to a few follow-up questions



4 hour live session

Short preparation for the conference call

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Two 4-hour sessions or
4-hour session + follow-up report

Short preparation for the conference call

E-mail answers to a few follow-up questions

  1. Prices do not include VAT or sales tax. Based on your country of residence you might have to pay them - some countries want to tax all purchases of their residents, and unfortunately there's nothing we can do about that.
  2. All live sessions take place in GoToMeeting virtual meeting room provided by