About Us

8 Continents Networks was created by Andrew Dul in 2010 to provide professional network consulting to small and large organizations. Our experiences architecting, designing, and deploying diverse networks will help you meet your goals for a stable and high performing network.

We rely upon our in depth experiences in many different network technologies including IPv4 and IPv6 to provide your organization with the help they need to complete projects on time. Our expertise includes a broad range of network technologies & processes including Information Security, VOIP, Network Management, Network Operations, Software Development, Server Administration and Installation, and Network Configuration and Control.

Professional Staff

 

Andrew Dul, MBA, CISSP

Andrew has been involved in Internet technologies and IP networking since 1996. His experience has varied from web programming to network engineering, systems integration and information security. He was directly involved in the growth and success of Internap's Network Operations Center. He has also spent time at The Boeing Company, where he was involved in the successful deployment of the first airborne commercial Internet services. He has experience with a wide variety network technologies and topologies.

From 2010-2013, Andrew assisted Cascadeo Corporation as a Lead Engineer and Project Manager. Andrew assisted Cascadeo's clients in developing and delivering comprehensive technology vision and road-maps to fulfill each client's goals. He actively engages with clients to understand their ongoing needs and find solutions to meet business, technology, and processed improvements. Andrew also performed project management functions in additional to technology roles to ensure client’s needs were met adequately and appropriate resources were assigned to complete necessary work on time.

Andrew served as the Systems Architect for Perkins Coie, LLP from 2007-2009. There he was involved in the design and development of the network and systems to support the firm including as the technical lead for a firm-wide deployment of VOIP technology using Cisco Unified Communication products. He was also deeply involved in a data center rearchitecture and served as the technical lead during the deployment of a MPLS network serving the firm.

Since 1999 Andrew has been heavily involved as a volunteer to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). Over the years he has drafted numerous policy proposals, been involved in the development of the Internet Resource Public Policy development process and also served on the ARIN advisory council from 2002 through 2005.

Starting in 2003, Andrew worked at The Boeing Company where he was assigned to the Connexion by Boeing business unit as a Network Design Engineer for the Terrestrial Network. There his role included the design and selection of new technology and applications for deployment on to various mobile platforms, including commercial aircraft, maritime vessels, and executive aircraft services. He was involved in research and investigations for future voice services including the demonstration of GSM pico-cells. He was also heavily involved in the design and implementation of Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning throughout the global IP network, including the satellite communications segment.

In 2005, Andrew presented to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Connexion by Boeing's implementation of Global Mobility using Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) at the IAB plenary meeting. This presentation was also given to the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) and other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).

Andrew was a member of the operations and engineering team at Internap Network Services starting in 1998. While at Internap, he was involved in the day to day operations of the network and new product engineering and implementation.

Andrew holds a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University's Albers School of Business and Economics.

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