2019 Next-Gen SD-WAN Report
Enterprises are trying to figure out which SD-WAN solutions make the most sense for them & whether to purchase a managed solution or take a DIY approach. The SD-WAN microsite covers the latest challenges experienced by enterprises making their SD-WAN decision & how to make the best decision in a confusing market.
2019 SD-WAN Highlights
With hundreds of thousands of SD-WAN connections now active across the globe, it’s clear that the technology has moved beyond earlier adopters and into a rapid-growth phase where carriers, vendors and even cloud providers are racing to differentiate themselves with enhanced services. So, what’s driving the next generation of SD-WAN?
In this 4-minute video we present the concise thoughts of the industry’s thought leaders: AT&T’s Roman Pacewicz, Nuage Networks’ Sunil Khandekar, Verizon’s Shawn Hakl, Aruba’s Kishore Seshadri, VeloCloud’s Sanjay Uppal, AvidThink’s Roy Chua, Colt’s Mirko Voltolini, Aryaka’s Matt Carter, Versa Networks’ Kelly Ahuja, and Opengear’s Gary Marks.
“The SD-WAN market continues to be on fire with robust double-digit growth expected to continue well into the next decade.”
Content from Sponsors and Thought Leaders
The following media comprises interviews and other content related to SD-WAN. Views expressed are those of the presenting individuals and companies and may not necessarily represent views of Converge! Network Digest or AvidThink.
Fundamentally Changing Business Processes
After deploying tens of thousands of sites with SD-WAN technology we’ve learned a lot across the ecosystem. AT&T’s Chief Product Officer, Roman Pacewicz, discusses what we’ve learned and the new value of SD-WAN from the perspective of AT&T’s business customers.
Driving Digital Transformation
SD-WAN is fundamental for Zero Trust Networking. When you can virtualize functions and implement policy in coordination to SD-WAN you have the ability to better protect the enterprise. Shawn Hakl, Senior VP of Business Products at Verizon, talks about why Verizon’s customers are embracing SD-WAN technology.
5G is the Perfect Complement
SD-WAN and 5G are colliding. As an industry, how do we direct these two storms in the right way? Jeremy Wubs, Senior VP of Products and Marketing at Bell, discusses how we combine 5G with what SD-WAN has to offer.
Enabling Better Global Connectivity
Enterprises are quickly adopting SD-WAN technology which has been a significant source of growth for Colt. Mirko Voltolini, Global Head of Network on Demand at Colt, discusses why enterprises are adopting this technology as well as Colt’s services.
SD-WAN and Out-of-Band Technology Provides Network Resilience
As enterprises become dependent on the use of SD-WAN for business-critical infrastructure, they need to ensure that SD-WAN devices don’t end up becoming a single point of failure. Opengear CEO, Gary Marks, discusses how a reliable, cost-effective out-of-band solution can provide additional assurance and recovery options for SD-WANs.
Next-Gen SD-WAN: Think Big!
Enterprises are really looking to enable Software-defined Branch offices that can be managed remotely with a great deal of flexibility. In this video, Kishore Seshadri, VP/GM of SD-WAN at HPE Aruba, discusses how SD-WAN solves a lot of problems for enterprise customers but could be even more powerful if we “Think Big.”
Automation Drives Enterprises Forward
SD-WAN is advancing at a rapid pace. Enterprise customers are now looking for network automation when connecting WAN to multi-cloud services, says Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Nuage Networks. Most importantly, they worry about how network automation is going to help them solve new security concerns. Closed-loop automation can bolster network security through micro-segmentation. Machine learning may be in its formative stages, says Khandekar, but there is a lot of potential for analytics to bolster security.
Automation and Programmability
In enterprises today, too many tasks are manual, but as the network evolves from site-to-site to a user-to-app model this will change, says Kelly Ahuja, CEO of Versa Networks. A key to this is network telemetry from wherever the user is located. This data will open new possibilities for (1) security/compliance and (2) automation/programmability.
Opening New Business Possibilities
Dan Pitt, Senior VP, MEF, discusses how SD-WAN enables access to cloud services, whether on-premises, in a colo, or on a public cloud. Communications service providers have an opportunity here while cloud operators figure out how much connectivity services they should provide.
Next-Gen SD-WAN: Testing for Assurance
Testing and service assurance is going to play a major role in enabling the adoption of the industry’s first SD-WAN standard, specifically in terms of functionality, performance, and security. Marc Cohn, Director of Technology Strategy and Virtualization at Spirent and Co-Chair of MEF Certification Committee, discusses why SD-WAN testing is more extensive than traditional infrastructure testing.
Creating a Global Experience for Customers
Matt Carter, CEO of Aryaka, provides details into what their CIO customers are saying about digital transformation, security, application performance, managed service components, and the quality of experience. He describes the importance of how all these components fit together to create a consistent global experience.
Smart Video Monitoring is Next
What’s next in SD-WAN? Meraki’s smart camera technology provides a single management solution that is scalable across millions of devices, across hundreds-of-millions of clients, using SD-WAN to tie them together. Jeevan Patil, Head of Product Marekting at Cisco Meraki, talks about Meraki’s smart camera technology focused on customer outcomes from security to applications to analytics.
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