Freek Dijkstra leads the networking and datacenter group at SURFsara. After migrating compute facilities to a brand new datacenter in 2016, the focus of his team is now to migrate the network to a fully automated datacenter network.
Before working at SURFsara, Dijkstra earned his PhD at the university of Amsterdam while working on multi-domain, multi-layer network descriptions. As co-chair of the OGF NML working group (2009-2013), he turned these ideas into an open standard, called Network Markup Language (NML).
Freek Dijkstra is married, has two children, and plays board games in his spare time.